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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 »

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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 »

What’s the difference?

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“Corruption” is commonly understood to be the use of public funds for “personal gain.” But how do we define “personal gain”? Is it limited to enriching one’s self or one’s family? What about the use of public funds to enrich one’s class?

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Show we care for our nation

We Filipinos are oftentimes guilty of being complacent, even apathetic, to what is happening around us.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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