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Debt relief

Debt condonation is something a government avoids because of its repercussions on a country’s financial and economic wellbeing. A country that expresses even the slightest hint of a request for debt condonation worries the international lending community.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Blind spot’

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“For the more adventurous, island hopping can be arranged… to the neighboring Hilantagaan Island” off Bantayan in northern Cebu, the travel blurb offered.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Biases

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When Barack Obama comes here this weekend, he will run smack into two formidable biases harbored by Filipinos.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Where admin’s PPP is failing

This is in reaction to Rina Jimenez-David’s “A new airport for Cebu” (Opinion, 4/6/14) and Conrado R. Banal III’s “The cost is clear” (Business, 4/3/14). This may partake of a “postmortem” at this stage, but the observations presented here may still deserve further public thought.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Twisting the language

Several years ago, former columnist and radio commentator Larry Henares repopularized a phrase to describe a good number of his countrymen (not all, fortunately!) as “little brown Americans” and for good reason. Our topic here is little brown

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Why Tiamzons refused to enter any plea

1. The basic constitutional right of the accused to be informed meaningfully of the nature and cause of the very serious accusations against them overrides any short, but reasonable, deferment of their arraignment for another date.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Gigi’s home

The lawyer Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, once the powerful chief of staff of Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and now a principal accused in the plunder and corruption cases stemming from the so-called pork barrel scam, is back in the country. She flew in on Black Saturday, after eight months abroad; she had fled the country a few weeks after the scam was exposed, but she told reporters upon her arrival: “I’m ready to face the charges. I’ve always faced [them].”

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

Couple of things too

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One was everyone complaining about the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which compelled President Aquino himself to issue an apology on TV. What everyone—locals and foreigners alike—was complaining about in particular was the air-conditioning conking out in the place. The airport being deluged by a horde bound for the provinces during the Lenten break, it was a veritable hell.

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

There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam

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Here we go again. Every summer, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) warns of a water shortage and an impending water rationing.

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

Triduum thoughts of a young boy

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Part of my youth was spent under enemy occupation, an experience that hopefully most of our people will never have to undergo in their lifetime.

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

Badjao in the ‘bukid’

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As of last count, there were 3,648 signatories to the online petition. To reach 5,000, only 1,352 are needed by Change.org, the world’s largest petition platform, using technology to empower more than 40 million users “to create the change they want to see.” In the Philippines, the Change.org campaigns director is journalist Inday Espina Varona. Thanks to her, participatory democracy and change have become intertwined at the flick of a finger.

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

RH decision’s booby traps and reinvented doctrine

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The decision of the Supreme Court upholding the Reproductive Health Law, except for eight provisions barely discussed in the petitions or oral arguments, is a Pyrrhic victory. The anti-RH camp built an outrageously incompetent case that should never have been heard, yet somehow pushed a decision laden with legal booby traps sure to explode in future anti-RH cases. Some traps are built from legal doctrine that dubiously never existed before.

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

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