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Supreme Court did not stop construction of coal plant

This refers to the editorial “Risky powers” (9/23/14), specifically the first paragraph that reads: “Since 2012, the government had been warned that a shortage of electricity was very likely by 2015. That was after the Supreme Court stopped private investors from putting up a 600-megawatt coal-fired power plant inside the Subic free port. President Aquino ignored the warning, but now he wants emergency powers to tackle a power crisis predicted inevitable in the summer of next year.”

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Proponents of GM rice ignore the risks

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Genetically modified (GM) rice, cleverly dubbed “golden rice” by its proponents, is rice whose genetic makeup is being manipulated so that its grains will contain beta carotene, the precursor of Vitamin A. It is supposed to help prevent Vitamin A deficiency, a leading cause of blindness. Experiments have been ongoing, with the aim of introducing GM rice to the public in a couple of years.

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

Obiter shows poor quality of SC deliberations

Allow me to react to the letter of retired Court of Appeals justice Ricardo Pronove Jr. (“Understanding the DAP ruling,” Opinion, 7/30/14).

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Clem, master traveler

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Maria Clementina Luciano Pablo, youngest daughter of the late Court of Appeals Justice Leonor Luciano and the first female resident manager of a five-star hotel in the country, passed away last Thursday after a two-year uphill battle with lung cancer.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

BIR as top human rights violator

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It took the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s disgraceful ad featuring a doctor sitting on a teacher’s shoulders for citizens to protest. However, this was only the latest installment in an increasingly alarming shame campaign that must be reexamined under the lens of human rights.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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