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Aquino’s lasting legacy

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President Aquino has more than once remarked with humility that he “is only standing on the shoulders of the other leaders who came before him.”

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

Mishaps galore

How many more mishaps like the one that befell the MRT train last Wednesday should happen before the government undertakes an honest-to-goodness rehabilitation of this worn-out transport system? It’s tempting to call the accident, which saw a train break through the metal railings at the Taft Avenue station and cause injury to at least 38 people, a wake-up call—except that it is not the first accident to afflict the MRT.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Government and good business

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The Makati Business Club (MBC) released last Monday the results of its Executive Outlook Survey on the performance of 62 government agencies under the Aquino administration. Of the 62, 43 received positive net satisfaction scores, indicating that more MBC members were satisfied with the performance of these agencies in the past year than those who were not. The survey has been conducted by MBC since 1993 among its members, who simply tick “satisfied” or “not satisfied” for each of the agencies in the list.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The Constitution was made for the people

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“The Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath” seems an appropriate biblical verse to ponder on as the debate continues on the Aquino administration’s alleged “violation of the Constitution” in implementing the Disbursement Acceleration Program. Indeed, the Constitution is a fundamental framework that must guide governance to prevent abuse by those [...]

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

PH government impotent vs price manipulations

When the price of garlic shot up and the supply became scarce, I knew from past experience that the prices of other food products would rise, too. In the case of garlic, the government, in a knee-jerk reaction, brought token supplies to selected outlets. Of course, this was only a palliative measure, principally meant to [...]

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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