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‘Owned by gov’t in trust for coco farmers’


The attempt of the government, particularly the Department of Finance and the Presidential Commission on Good Government, to sell and privatize the United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) is not in harmony with the coconut industry plan and in clear violation of Presidential Decree No. 755 (July 1975).

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Typhoon out, ‘disaster administration’ still in

There are reports that structures built under the Aquino administration’s “Build Back Better” rehabilitation and rebuilding program for the “Yolanda” survivors and -ravaged areas in Eastern Visayas were destroyed by Typhoon “Ruby.” There should be a thorough investigation into these reports.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Congratulations for new columnist

I wish to congratulate the Inquirer for choosing a new columnist, a legal expert at that.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Congressional inquiries horrifying, trivialized

Retired commissioner Bartolome C. Fernandez Jr., a legal eagle in his own right and one of the best minds that ever walked the corridors of the Commission on Audit (COA), is pointblank correct in saying that, “Legislative inquiry is but a fact-finding exercise” (Opinion, 11/22/14).

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Flypaper effect


How well did the county’s 1,477 municipalities manage your tax peso?

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »



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