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Dispiriting

A Binay-Roxas tandem? Well, stranger things have happened. Mar Roxas, in any case, has shot down the idea, saying in so many words that a coalition between his Liberal Party and the United Nationalist Alliance of Vice President Jejomar Binay would be a betrayal of the good-government reforms President Aquino has instituted. “We have to choose someone who beyond doubt will continue [Mr. Aquino’s] program and clean governance,” he intoned, in effect saying: Binay, with his panoply of graft cases and newfound affluence ever since becoming chief executive of Makati City, doesn’t cut it.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Lessons

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A friend of mine put it this way in a text message. “By being jailed, Juan Ponce Enrile finally lived up to his campaign promise—‘Basta ang gusto ko, hapi ka.’”

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Camp Crame 2014: Senate under siege

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In a rare occurrence in the Senate’s history, a senator was arrested last week on corruption charges.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

What has Aquino done for labor?

If we are to believe the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Philippines has the highest unemployment rate among the Asean members. President Aquino’s only response to this is to boast about the reforms and initiatives that his administration has achieved for the Philippine labor sector.

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

Good citizen loses sight of ‘daang matuwid’

Our cousin, now a Canadian citizen, entrusted to my older brother the administration of his property in Manila. It is a vacant lot. Because of the obscene increase in the amount of real estate taxes imposed by the stooges of Mayor Joseph Estrada, he now desperately has to have it leased to raise funds. Little did he realize, just recently, how arduous it would be to obtain permits from the government agencies concerned.

Posted: May 16th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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