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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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  • Free medical treatment for cops wounded in line of duty
  • SC strikes down Comelec limits on pols’ election ad airtime
  • LGUs in places battered by ‘Yolanda’ get P97 B for rehab
  • House junks impeach raps vs Aquino
  • Sports

  • Home court advantage
  • Malacañang says Aquino looking forward to Gilas Pilipinas ‘excellent games’
  • Gabe Norwood puts on show in Fiba World Cup
  • Practicing for Japan
  • Football fan fined after ‘bending it like Beckham’
  • Lifestyle

  • National immunization drive vs measles-rubella, polio launched
  • Dengue fever strikes models in Japan
  • Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss
  • Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test
  • Sharks off the menu and on the tourist trail in Palau
  • Entertainment

  • Escudero says no wedding date, venue yet
  • PH film ‘Rekorder’ wins in South Korea
  • Eraserheads in mini reunion
  • Super Junior return as ‘real men’
  • Photo ‘hack’ on nude Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, other stars probed
  • Business

  • Oil firms hike pump prices of fuel
  • Dollar, euro surge against yen in Asian trading
  • SM Prime raises P20B from retail bond issue
  • DoubleDragon takes over Skysuites property in QC
  • NGCP eyes cost recovery charge
  • Technology

  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge arrives in North Korea
  • ‘Internet fasting’—returning to the real world
  • PH ranks 8th in Ice Bucket Challenge participation
  • Google tests using drones to deliver goods
  • DigiTech conference, Best of Anime to keep September busy
  • Opinion

  • Not worth the brag
  • ‘Hilaw’
  • Transition curve?
  • Should he inhibit?
  • Pitching in for inclusive growth
  • Global Nation

  • Undof commander Singha’s order of surrender unacceptable, AFP Chief says
  • PCG men in Balintang shooting plead not guilty
  • After ‘great escape’ in Syria, PH commander escapes from Undof chief
  • Trial of PCG men for fatal shooting of Taiwan fisher starts
  • New Solcom chief calls for probe of UN commander
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