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Answers needed

To the evident surprise of many professional politicians and political observers, the Senate inquiry into the allegedly overpriced Makati City Hall parking building has gained traction.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Up in the air

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I’m very curious to see how Jojo Binay will fare in the third-quarter surveys. This is by far his most serious challenge, the charge of overpricing the Makati City Hall parking building, which has drawn former lieutenants anxious to testify against him.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Binay’s ‘benefits’

The controversy over the allegedly overpriced Makati City Hall parking building has taken a dramatic turn, with Tuesday’s startling testimony from former Makati City Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado. The former close ally turned political enemy of Vice President Jejomar Binay told the Senate blue ribbon committee investigating alleged corruption in the construction of the P2.7-billion building that Binay, then the mayor of one of the country’s richest cities, must have gained illegally from the project because he, the vice mayor at the time, did too. It was standard operating procedure, he said.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Nota

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The remarkable thing is not that Jojo Binay is getting no end of mud thrown his way. The remarkable thing is that none of it seems to be catching.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Beyond ‘perennial self-bashing’

Allow me to convey how proud I am of my kababayan Billy Chan for his article “I love this country” (Opinion, 7/9/14).

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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