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When OFWs come home

There’s some good news from the manufacturing sector. As economist and professor Cielito Habito noted in his July 15 column in this paper, the sector is showing tremendous growth—an average of 8.1 percent in the last four years, against only 3 percent in 2004-2009.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

The OFW as a nationalist

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In the eighth chapter of “Noli Me Tangere,” we see balikbayan Crisostomo Ibarra ride through “Manila’s busiest suburb” in a carriage.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Racism

Was it much ado about nothing for the Philippine government to have asked the Singapore government to look into a racist blog that not only demeaned Filipinos but specifically told ordinary Singaporeans to do precisely that?

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Shocking and outrageous

Under old Philippine laws, rape was considered such a heinous crime that it merited the death penalty. When capital punishment was abolished, the state imposed the next harshest judgment: life imprisonment. Tough laws combining stiff fines and imprisonment have also been drawn up against related crimes such as sexual assault and sexual harassment. The message is clear, at least where Philippine penal law is concerned: Crimes that involve forcible sex, or any attempt of it, have no place in a civilized society and deserve the highest chastisement and condemnation.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Breaking through the poverty ceiling

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On the sacrifices of generations past are nations built. The Philippines is moving forward on the sacrifices of overseas Filipino workers. The diaspora in the last 45 years is the single biggest reason why the country is in the throes of becoming a tiger economy, soon able to show its people that in time they will not need to seek work in other lands.

Posted: May 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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