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Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry

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In the midst of the scorching heat at the advent of Holy Week, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. brought down a storm of public wrath on the Aquino administration after he rebuked commuters at the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) to take the bus instead if they cannot endure the long queues at the stations of the congested railway system.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Wire thieves undermining Mayor Binay’s leadership?

MAKATI MAYOR Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. should pay close attention to the frequent and rampant stealing of electric wires on both sides of Gil Puyat Avenue for quite some time now. Because of this, some portions of the avenue, stretching from Mayapis Street all the way to Edsa, are always engulfed in total darkness to the detriment of pedestrians and motorists alike.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Ombudsman to decide on PDAF cases shortly

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Why is the Office of the Ombudsman (OOO) taking so long to act on the PDAF (Priority Development Assistance Fund) scam? Six months ago, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed its complaint for plunder, graft, bribery and malversation and unloaded its “truckload of evidence” against 38 respondents, including three senators. Yet up to now, the OOO has not indicted any of them in the Sandiganbayan. Why? many impatient readers ask.

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

Push agenda, not personalities

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The presidential race, still more than two years away, is off to an early start. Aspirants are making their declarations, alliances are a-forming, the positioning of various personalities is getting tested.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Allow government to build new power plants

Time and again, power supply becomes a problem when summer time comes. In a forum hosted by Shell Philippines last month, Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla said that the supply reserves in Luzon could fall to as low as 240 megawatts (MW) starting March—a steep drop from the huge volume of reserves the island usually enjoys.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Danger on the trail ahead

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I see a great danger looming for the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” as they trudge toward recovery. I fear that the plan of the government and the United Nations to end all food relief in April is premature, and can cause many families to fall back into hunger rather than spur them forward to economic self-reliance.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Stonewalling stalls social reform

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Over the past few weeks, key social reform programs designed to redistribute the nation’s wealth more broadly have stalled as the Aquino administration stonewalled against public demands for their accelerated implementation.

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

Peace possible

To those who ask what will define the Aquino presidency, today is a defining moment!” That was President Aquino’s spokesperson Edwin Lacierda exulting on Twitter last Sunday, minutes after the negotiating panels of the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front signed the fourth and last annex of a proposed peace deal that would pave the way for the cessation of hostilities in Mindanao.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Way to go

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The signing won much praise from global leaders, as well it should. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon lauded President Aquino and Moro Islamic Liberation Front chair Murad Ebrahim for their “vision and leadership” and the peace panels for their “perseverance, commitment and courage.”

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Banning riding tandem: silly, shameful gov’t excuse

“Riding in tandem” has become a media catchphrase to signify driving a motorcycle with a pillion rider who executes snatching, shooting or various other criminal swipes. The ease with which the driver can weave through any traffic gridlock to get away with the crime has made it the preferred modus operandi. As a standard measure to ensure anonymity and impunity, criminals use stolen motorcycles or spurious plates.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Change and challenges

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The year 2013 was a litmus test for the Aquino administration and the nation.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Blame gov’t, not the parents’

Salinlahi, A national alliance of 24 children’s welfare organizations, expresses grave concern over recent news reports about the victimization of Filipino children in prostitution and cyberpornography.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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