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MRT 3 fiasco dwarfs pork barrel scam

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The government is about to complete the buyout of MRT 3, the elevated rail system running above Edsa. But wait a minute, look at its background first.

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

More jobs for Filipinos coming

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Like the US Cavalry coming to the rescue of pioneers being attacked by Indians, Sen. Bam Aquino is coming to the rescue of Filipinos under siege by the lack of jobs.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Lawmakers are suddenly shy

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Members of Congress have suddenly become shy with the appearance of more and more names of lawmakers, Cabinet secretaries, and other government officials in the lists of public servants who allegedly received kickbacks from Janet Lim Napoles, the purported mastermind of the P10-billion pork barrel scam. Public servants who used to covet invitations to media forums now turn down these invitations intended to give them an opportunity to defend themselves. They are content with issuing press statements in their defense, which are dutifully published by media outlets—but they do not want to be questioned by journalists at press forums.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Why De Lima should release her list now

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Should Justice Secretary Leila de Lima make public the list given her by Janet Lim-Napoles of lawmakers, Cabinet members, and other executive officials who took part in the P10-billion pork barrel scam? De Lima said she would not, pointing out that it would sow confusion and disorder.

Posted: April 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Like making Al Capone a witness vs his gang

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Should Janet Lim-Napoles be made a state’s witness in the P10-billion pork barrel scam? The original whistle-blowers (Benhur Luy et al.) are opposed to it, the lawyers are divided, and the general public does not know what to think.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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