The desire of the Aquino administration to ensure that its actions are corruption-free and can stand up to scrutiny is backfiring. Half of its term is over but there is so much yet to be done to restructure the economy for it to generate the jobs required to reduce poverty. And we’re not even mentioning the stalled projects under the flagship Public-Private Partnership program.
By Juan L. Mercado
“Death plucks my ears and says: ‘Live—I am coming,’” wrote Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. He was 90 then. Sen. Juan Ponce
By Conrado de Quiros
There were a couple of seemingly unrelated stories on our pages last weekend.
By John Nery
For lack of space, an article prepared by Inquirer Research on the so-called myths of Edsa 1986, as seen by political scientists, did not see print last week.
By Cielito F. Habito
Creating more jobs, as we all know, remains the foremost challenge for our economy in the years ahead, even as brisk rates of economic growth have lately put the Philippines ahead of the pack in South East Asia, and even Asia as a whole.
By Rina Jimenez-David
As predicted, the list of winners for acting honors at the Oscars hewed to the lineup cited by news organizations.
By Carmina Giezzelle G. Mones
I’ve been staring at this hole in the ceiling for hours now. I can’t sleep. I think my body clock was ruined by the long holiday vacation, when all I did was watch television until 3 a.m.
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan recently revealed a roadmap for poverty reduction under the government’s updated medium-term development plan (“Gov’t unveils suite of poverty reduction measures,” Business, 2/17/14).
Many of us Filipinos believed that China was bluffing when it sent ships and sea patrols to the contested islands in the Spratlys. Now, it seems China is determined to do everything to take control of the islands and surrounding waters which the Philippines has laid claim to.
The 260 or so detainees arrested in connection with the Zamboanga City standoff last year were brought late in December to a renovated jail at the Camp Bagong Diwa Complex in Taguig City for “high risk” detainees.
While going through my files of newspaper clippings, I came across Antonio Calipjo Go’s High Blood article titled “Leave a trail: Where we’ve gone, what we did” (Opinion, 12/27/13).
Secretary Joel Villanueva, currently the director general of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, has been linked to the pork barrel scam.