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Dispiriting

A Binay-Roxas tandem? Well, stranger things have happened. Mar Roxas, in any case, has shot down the idea, saying in so many words that a coalition between his Liberal Party and the United Nationalist Alliance of Vice President Jejomar Binay would be a betrayal of the good-government reforms President Aquino has instituted. “We have to choose someone who beyond doubt will continue [Mr. Aquino’s] program and clean governance,” he intoned, in effect saying: Binay, with his panoply of graft cases and newfound affluence ever since becoming chief executive of Makati City, doesn’t cut it.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Mar Roxas’ folly

It was, of course, a trial balloon, but with a twist. Since it immediately fell crashing to the ground, one might be tempted to simply laugh at its ridiculousness and file the attempt under Stupid Political Stunts. But that would be to give Interior Secretary Mar Roxas the maneuvering room he doesn’t deserve.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Impossibilities

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It was one of the weirdest things I heard, and had it not come straight from the horse’s mouth, I’d have dismissed it outright.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

In an imperfect world

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“The Constitution,” said Press Secretary Sonny Coloma, “clearly states that each elected president can only have one six-year term. Whatever they say, the Constitution will prevail.”

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Aquino’s Iloilo trip bears omens of discontent

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President Aquino went on a barnstorming trip to Iloilo City on Friday to test the waters on his standing with the electorate two years before the 2016 presidential election.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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