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Graft-congested port

It has been said that in the Philippines, every single law, regulation, directive or ordinance presents an opportunity for someone somewhere to make money, directly or indirectly, legally or otherwise. This observation has made itself painfully felt in real world, specifically in the Port of Manila, the main transshipment point of goods to and from this country.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Spruced-up graves

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“We give back to You who first gave them to us: our faithful dead, whose beauty and truth are even now in our hearts.” That line from Rufus Ellis resonated as the wife and I, like thousands of other families, spruced up the graves of our kin for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day rites this coming weekend.

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

Hanging on to an ‘undesirable alien’

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He is a man grieving the death of his late fiancée, so perhaps a little leeway should have been given Marc Sueselbeck in the wake of the fence-climbing incident last week. Footage of the incident shows the German shoving a Filipino soldier who tried to bar his way toward the converted container where US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton was being held.

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

Did Pope Francis lose the battle?

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I can understand the struggle-for-reform narrative that allows commentators to call the outcome of the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on Pastoral Challenges to the Family a setback—but I doubt whether Pope Francis sees it that way.

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

Regulatory overreach

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The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is under fire from irate netizens following last week’s sting operation that led to the apprehension of a private car owner hiring out rides under the Uber network.

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

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News

  • Roads leading to North Cemetery closed to vehicles starting Nov. 1
  • Malaysia Airlines sued by 2 boys over Flight 370
  • PNP reminder: Avoid social media on ‘Undas’
  • Tropical depression to enter PH on Halloween
  • Normal operations for MRT-3, LRT on ‘Undas’
  • Sports

  • Daniel Padilla, Kiefer Ravena lead star-studded Hoops for Hope charity game
  • Knicks ruin LeBron’s homecoming game
  • Alaska, Meralco duel for solo PH Cup lead
  • MP Hotel five stuns Wangs; Cagayan, JP repulse foes
  • Blue Eaglets eye PSSBC first
  • Lifestyle

  • French-British brand with androgynous appeal arrives in Manila
  • So ancient Balinese, yet so contemporary
  • Swatch sets world launch of BenCab limited edition
  • Tapping young designers is Cinderella’s answer
  • Japanese invasion
  • Entertainment

  • US man punched by Chris Brown settles lawsuit
  • Mark Bautista rides dictator’s coattails to West End
  • Mariah will always be their baby
  • Marvel reveals massive film plan for coming years
  • Rocker as talent scout
  • Business

  • St Giles Makati – St Giles Classic Hotel celebrates 4th anniversary
  • Smuggling rap filed vs rice firm linked to Bangayan
  • Visa powers Dow to 1.3% gain
  • BSP braces for hike in US interest rates
  • Share prices close higher
  • Technology

  • Co-creator of Android mobile software leaves Google
  • Smartphone sales lifted by emerging markets
  • Computers help search for the dead
  • 9 common scams on social media
  • DOJ to telcos: Help us block child porn sites
  • Opinion

  • No one cared enough
  • Editorial cartoon, October 31, 2014
  • ‘Wang-wang’ lives
  • Birth of Frankenstein
  • Frightening ourselves
  • Global Nation

  • Laude fiancé to leave PH on Nov. 1
  • 7 facts about the Nov. 4 US midterm elections
  • Fil-Ams at New York forum share experiences with domestic violence
  • Fil-Am women leaders recall climb to success
  • The life and times of an absentee mother
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