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BIR’s wrong focus

The proposal in Congress to lower the tax rates for businesses and salaried workers is gaining traction, with the latest support coming from a group of tax experts.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Amnesia antidote

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“National amnesia causes us to forget who and what we are.” Is that the fix we’re in when the country marks, this Thursday, the 31st anniversary of Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr.’s airport tarmac murder?

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Roxas, making up for one bad call

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Interior Secretary Mar Roxas. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

To many, Mar Roxas’ presidential ambition is a given. I think, however, that a certain ambivalence attends his desire to occupy the one office that exceeded his father’s grasp. My Exhibit A is Roxas’ failure to run for a Senate seat last year.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

More railways in our future

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“A successful city is one where people prefer to take public transport,” fellow Inquirer columnist Peter Wallace wrote me in reaction to my “Traffic dilemmas” article last week. I ended that piece arguing that to ease city traffic, there is no substitute to actual reduction in inefficient automobile usage in city streets. But we first need to do a good job at providing an efficient and comfortable mass transit system to effectively lure motorists out of their cars.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Retribution

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The Association of General and Flag Officers want fairness. Jovito Palparan, they say, is being unduly subjected to trial by publicity. “Let him have his day in court and defend himself against his accusers. Our justice system presumes that he is innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.”

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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  • Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State
  • Sports

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  • Ateneo edges UE anew
  • Is Donaire’s ALS ice bucket challenge the most creative yet?
  • Batang Gilas starts Fiba Asia U18 stint with rout of Jordan
  • SC stops tax court from collecting P3-B cash bond from Pacquiao couple
  • Lifestyle

  • Chilling spree: Tracing the roots of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  • Fil-Am transgender model talks paranoia, coming out
  • Depression, the loneliest place to be
  • “Share a Coke” Philippines
  • Stylish hosts let the table talk
  • Entertainment

  • Derek Ramsay confirms he is married and has a son
  • 10 comments stern parent Jackie Chan has made about his son Jaycee
  • Celebrities in ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ to fight disease
  • ‘Rurouni Kenshin’ returns with fiery martial style
  • Mariah Carey in Manila Oct. 28
  • Business

  • PSEi hits new high for 2014 at 7,096.49 despite ‘ghost month’
  • Century Properties Group sets pricing for multi-year retail bond offering
  • Philippines has lowest FDI among Asean members
  • BPI Family Bank to pioneer auto loan securitization
  • Andrew Tan’s Alliance Global Group to develop 12,000 hotel rooms by 2020
  • Technology

  • Makeup transformation craze getting creative, appalling
  • SC issues one-line tweet to welcome Jardeleza; others wary of new SC justice
  • Hacker targets info on MH370 probe
  • Mind your brand voice
  • The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks
  • Opinion

  • In word and deed
  • Carlos IV, Manila, and smallpox
  • Forget the inn
  • Quezon of ‘QC’
  • No ‘party position’ on Cha-Cha
  • Global Nation

  • Want to marry a Filipina? Bill seeks additional requirements on foreign boyfriends
  • PH sends ship to Australian war games
  • Wanted Iranian dies in NBI custody
  • DFA hits harassment of PH fishers by Chinese
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