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PH not a democracy, ruled by ‘pocket empires’

I beg to differ with Godofredo Peteza’s views on politicians as “a basic foundation of democratic institutions” (“Pols needed, but political dynasties ruin democracy,” Letters, 10/15/14).

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Hope for Hong Kong

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Hong Kong’s democracy movement has gained admiration worldwide. The principles, decency and behavior of its youthful vanguard inspire confidence in the qualities of the generation that one day will run the great city. That said, it is time to move on to a sensible endgame.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The moral burden of civil society

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Modern democracy is theoretically procedural rather than substantial.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Interrogated by the military

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Since Sept. 21 (the 42nd anniversary of the imposition of Marcos’ deadly martial rule) the Inquirer has been running stories about that terrifying era (1972-1986) that saw the death of democracy and the killing, disappearance, detention and suffering of tens of thousands of Filipinos. Unrestrained evil, I call it, and today’s young Filipinos ought to know about it.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

2nd term may lead to dictatorship

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The 31st anniversary of the assassination of Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. on Aug. 21 highlighted the glaring departures of President Aquino from the democratic legacies of his martyred father and late mother.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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