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Challenge the impossible

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In a reversal that astounds, the Philippines has been the focus of positive and exciting news. It used to be that the most prevalent of commentaries heaped on both Filipinos and the Philippines centered on two societal cancers – corruption and poverty. Then, stemming from that corruption and poverty would flow a myriad of horror [...]

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

P-Noy and the media

We welcome President Aquino’s serial criticism of specific media practices, especially when it bases itself on principles that bind the work of journalists everywhere. It comes, so to speak, with the territory. But we must decline to accept his evolving theory of news; despite his good intentions, his concept is based on an unfortunate misunderstanding [...]

Posted: August 2nd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Dealing with the bad news

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I thought of writing yet another article on the good news hiding behind the aggregate numbers of the second quarter economic slowdown, as there’s indeed much more to cite, enough to fill one more article. But lest I begin to be labeled a “prophet of boom,” I instead decided to take a closer and critical [...]

Posted: September 13th, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The ‘good news’ and ‘bad news’

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WITHIN A news cycle of 24 hours, the front page of the Inquirer was a jumble of “good news” and “bad news,” illustrating the impossibility of managing news to suit the desires of the government. The mosaic of the front page of the news in Tuesday’s edition of the Inquirer alone was mind-boggling and a [...]

Posted: May 11th, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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