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Innocence, Guilt and Change

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“Presumed innocent until proven guilty” is a legal principle of the justice system obtaining in the Philippines. It has little to do with the guilt or innocence of an accused. Hopefully, the legal system ultimately satisfies the minimum objective of justice – that the guilty and the innocent are declared so by law within a reasonable time and the best efforts of all concerned.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Freedom is not Independence

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Indeed, we have freedom. Sadly, we have no independence. There is a struggle to be won, not against an external aggressor, but against our own weakness.

Posted: June 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Napoles: The Common Good

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Like many other Filipinos, I read, listen or watch news about Janet Napoles. I have been doing so ever since her cousin, Benhur Luy, began to talk about a web of corruption that he was part of until the latter part of 2012. Because I write a weekly column, I tend to remember highlights, time periods, and how an issue runs hot, gets cold, fades, gets buried, and sometimes resurrects.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Our land, our seas, our identity

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It is always good to begin at the beginning. This sounds simple enough, but not for a vast majority of Filipinos.

Posted: May 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Prepare for China: Part II

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It may simply be a game for China. After all, who is the Philippines to fight back? Pushing us away from the sea, water-hosing our fishermen in Scarborough Shoal, blocking our supply ships at Second Thomas Shoal (Ayuningin Reef), China ups the ante in its bullying of the Philippines. And it seems that most Filipinos are not aware how close we are to war.

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

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  • PNP to deploy more cops for Aquino’s Sona
  • Cotabato City mayor, 6 charged for 2012 ambush on ex-city vice mayor
  • ‘Henry’ weakens, moves toward Taiwan
  • Sports

  • NBA stars happy to experience basketball culture in Manila
  • Cristiano Ronaldo ready to rumble after World Cup flop
  • Steven Gerrard retires from England duty
  • Rodriguez goal consecrated as Real speculation mounts
  • LeBron James begins tour of China
  • Lifestyle

  • ‘Sex tax’ also applies to tantric massage–German court
  • China meat scandal hits Starbucks, Burger King
  • A playful K-pop comeback
  • Big milestone for Britain’s little prince
  • Legalizing sex work would slash HIV toll—study
  • Entertainment

  • Jinggoy Estrada misses kids, but won’t comment on their fight vs Mo Twister
  • Robert Downey Jr. still Hollywood’s highest paid actor
  • Lawyer insists photos of ‘scarred’ Claudine Barretto authentic
  • Empowering, alluring Jessie J
  • Pop radio awards for Daniel Padilla
  • Business

  • Metrobank offers as much as P6.5 billion in new notes
  • Gasoline prices down, kerosene up Tuesday
  • US stocks end lower as Ukraine, Gaza weigh on markets
  • Awarding of LRT-1 PPP set tomorrow
  • PSEi firms up
  • Technology

  • Tips for effective e-mail marketing
  • NDRRMC, Smart collaborate for disaster preparedness app
  • Amazon rolls out ‘Netflix-for-books’ style service
  • Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited service
  • Malaysia Airlines passenger’s Facebook jest takes grim twist
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, July 22, 2014
  • Cruise tourism
  • Breaking the stereotype
  • Looking beyond AEC 2015
  • Headline overload
  • Global Nation

  • Filipino tourists advised not to go on a pilgrimage in Israel
  • Vietnam says extreme weather linked to typhoon kills 27
  • US military promises to fix Zamboanga City airport runway
  • Other countries where Crisis Alert Levels are up
  • Taiwan battens down for Typhoon ‘Henry’
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