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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 »

What the World Cup can teach progressives about corruption

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Brazil’s crushing World Cup loss to Germany’s world champion team wasn’t just bad news for Brazilian football fans. It’s also likely to reignite the anger that many Brazilians felt towards the government of President Dilma Rousseff for hosting such a spectacular event when it could hardly afford decent public transport and social services for its citizens.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

DAP and its consequences

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I will hazard one reason why only the youth groups associated with the militant Left filed a plunder case against Budget Secretary Butch Abad last week; when the gaping hole at the center of their case becomes obvious even to reporters who are not lawyers, the complainants can always hide behind their mistake by pleading the exuberance of youth.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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