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Are we a nation of malcontents?

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Here is a story that is so unlike the rest, so different from the endless tales of misery that have been served us in the past days leading up to the first anniversary of a world-class disaster.

Posted: November 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Claims of victims, PCGG not in conflict

Publishing a special report about a government agency without getting its side is highly irresponsible and violates the most basic rule of journalism.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The Next President

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Yes, the next president. That is the hot issue of today—from the ranks of politicians beginning with presidential wannabes. What makes it more hot is that Vice-President Jojo Binay has been leading the pack of presidentiables but he does not belong to the party in power.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Martial law’s specter looms in checkpoints

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In confronting the various threats posed by these perilous times, should there be a tradeoff between the rule of law and the exigencies of public safety and order? Should the safeguards against government abuses—which are enshrined in our Constitution as a continuing repudiation of the abuses during the Marcos era—give way to the expediency of the hour?

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

The night Marcos declared martial law

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Last Sunday, Filipinos heard for the first time in 40 years the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ TV speech declaring martial law in September 1972, the beginning of a brutal dictatorship that ruled the country for 14 years.

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

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