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What a difference a year makes

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The last time P-Noy delivered the State of the Nation Address, he was triumphant. Last year’s Sona was the longest by far, lasting more than an hour.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Let there be freedom of choice on Bt ‘talong’

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The poor state of the nation must already be coming out of your ears, so today I will save you the irritation by switching to a controversy also close to the stomach. This is the development of a variety of eggplant resistant to pests, the Bt talong, through biotechnology.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

From Surakarta village to Merdeka Palace

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In the presidential election held last July 9, a former furniture maker from Surakarta in Central Java, Joko Widodo, was declared the winner over retired general Prabowo Subianto. Prabowo was once married to Siti Hediati Suharto, daughter of the late Indonesian strongman who ruled the nation for some 30 years after the fall of President Sukarno.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Requiem for the symbol

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Five years ago, there was an impassioned outburst of national emotions. Cory Aquino had just died on Aug. 1. Requiem Masses were held throughout the country. Flags were flown at half-staff. Erstwhile foes praised her as the “mother of the nation,” a “national treasure.”

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Banking on Bangsamoro

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The signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro on March 27 was a historic moment for the Philippine government and the Bangsamoro people, promising to usher in a more peaceful, more prosperous future for Mindanao and the rest of the country.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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News

  • Sandiganbayan pre-marks as evidence the ‘Benhur Luy’ files
  • ‘Inday’ gains speed, nears PH exit
  • Arroyo camp denies claims ex-president behind coup plot vs Aquino
  • No bad blood between Vice Ganda, Teddy Casiño
  • FEU-Manila suspends classes due to bomb scare
  • Sports

  • Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver
  • No. 1 Bulldogs feast on Falcons
  • Altas sink Pirates; Knights triumph
  • Rising Suns seek tie for Shakey’s V-L top spot
  • Barriga, Suarez close in on Asian Games slots
  • Lifestyle

  • Book art: From textual to visual
  • Makati’s landmark Nielson Tower–RP’s first gateway to the world–now a haven of world cuisine
  • Atypical, surprising Huaiyang cuisine
  • Romulo Café’s ‘guinataang sigarilyas’ with ‘tinapa’
  • ‘Buko’ soup, Asian spring rolls, special ‘buchi’–discovering new dishes at a favorite restaurant
  • Entertainment

  • Carson officials honor world performing arts champs ‘14
  • PhilPop champ credits ‘lifesavers’ for triumph
  • Sexy Maya
  • Orlando Bloom throws a punch at Justin Beiber
  • Women dragged in alleged Paolo Bediones sex video break their silence
  • Business

  • US stocks mixed after Fed keeps interest rates low
  • Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in Southeast Asia
  • Trade blocs press Aquino for vital reforms
  • With Terminal 3 fully operational, Manila’s image seen to improve
  • Auto parts manufacturing hub status eyed
  • Technology

  • Mommy D trends online amid reports she has a boyfriend
  • Britain to trial driverless cars from 2015
  • Japanese gov’t, publishers demand online ‘Manga’ pirates to shut down
  • Twitter flies on surprisingly strong numbers
  • China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, July 31, 2014
  • Daunting statistics
  • A battle for trust
  • Boss
  • A different kind of transport
  • Global Nation

  • DFA: Mandatory repatriation in Libya continues
  • Filipinos wary of NY City ID cards for the undocumented
  • Let’s show Pope Francis how resilient, hopeful Filipinos are–Cardinal Tagle
  • DFA confirms Filipina nurse abducted, raped in Libya
  • Fil-Am daredevil pleads guilty in One World Trade Center climb
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