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Biased and farfetched view

Allow me to comment briefly on the news item “Miriam: Next president could be any of four female senators” (Second Front Page, 3/13/14).

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Her womb and other Lenten thoughts

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Former President Joseph Estrada, accused of plunder, had a problem with his knees and he was allowed to fly to Hong Kong for surgery.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Remember Sabah

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NOT TO be a party-pooper, but something sticks in my craw and raises my hackles when Malaysia is mentioned by Filipinos in such glowing terms—and the remarks of Pres. Benigno Aquino III were no exception.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Cardinal Sin’s biggest mistake?

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The idea that most Filipinos are deeply disillusioned with the People Power revolution is merely conventional, and needs to be empirically tested; I think the reality is somewhere between benign ignorance (many see Edsa 1986 only as an event in history, the occasion for a school holiday) and active acceptance (some continue to see it as a source of genuine change).

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

Unfinished business

Romulo Neri was supposed to appear last Thursday at the Sandiganbayan. The director general of the National Economic and Development Authority during Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s presidency had fought tooth and nail against the subpoena issued to him by the court, which wanted him to testify for the government in connection with the graft case filed against Arroyo over the controversial $329-million national broadband network contract with China’s ZTE Corp.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Through the prism of Thai politics

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In previous columns, I have argued that Thailand’s attempts to grapple with the complex problem of legitimacy since 2001 illuminate for us the roots of the crisis that rocked our society during the presidencies of Joseph Ejercito “Erap” Estrada and of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA). They prod us to reflect on the exigencies of our [...]

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Aghast’ Conrad sheds crocodile tears for Gloria

My former comrade Conrad de Quiros pronounces himself “aghast” at the medical condition of former President Gloria Arroyo (Opinion, 1/15/14). Nonetheless, he still wants her to stay behind bars—because “it is a matter of justice,” a matter of “crime and punishment.”

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

What did Estrada and Arroyo talk about?

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What was the subject of the conversation when Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada visited Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in December?

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The year that was

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The year began benignly enough, looking to controvert the reputation of “13” as an unlucky number. In February, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo herself changed her tune and grudgingly gave P-Noy high marks for economic performance. Since the latter half of 2012, the country had been posting record rates of growth.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Like yesterday

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So when are we going to have a Freedom of Information Act?

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Bottom of the barrel

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Frankly, I can’t understand Malacañang’s reticence about scrapping pork. A movement to that effect is being spearheaded by former Chief Justice Reynato Puno and is gaining popular support. They’re calling for a people’s initiative to enact a law to stop the pork barrel, arguing that the people cannot rely on Congress to do that, and that Congress will not “legislate against its own self-interest.”

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Where are we today?

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In the turbulence of a politics upset by whistleblowers, of a country beset by typhoons and earthquakes, truth is both an objective and a victim. After all, it is not truth that is on trial, but Filipinos who have to get at the truth now muddled by the agenda of those afraid for the truth to surface. It is not only our honesty and integrity that is being tested, but also our intelligence to know truth from lie.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

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