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Shoddy relatives

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The government this week bucked Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr.’s motion to dismiss a civil case involving a bid to “defraud the government of P426 million invested to produce hybrid coconut seedlings in Palawan.” That’s how the Presidential Commission on Good Government describes it.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Taking stock

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It turns out I wrote 40 columns this year for this newspaper. I know, it should be more than that because my column should appear every Saturday, but I got sidelined by illness, among other reasons for my column not appearing.

Posted: December 28th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Get on with it, PCGG and OSG

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What can the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) be thinking? For that matter, what can the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) be thinking? Why are they just sitting back and scratching their b–s as they wait for the merger of Allied Bank and Philippine National Bank to take place? Why aren’t they going to the Supreme Court and seeking a temporary restraining order, or instituting quo warranto proceedings? Why are they allowing the Filipino people to get screwed (again)?

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

To abolish or not to abolish the PCGG

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President Aquino is still studying the surprising proposal of Dean Andres D. Bautista, chair of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) to abolish the agency he heads. Understandably, P-Noy wants to think deeply before sweeping into the dustbin of history the first official act of his mother, the late President Cory Aquino.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Present PCGG’s cost-recovery record

This is in reaction to Neal H. Cruz’s Jan. 4 column which made reference to the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG). He wrote “…In 26 years of hunting, PCGG officials probably pocketed more money in the form of salaries and allowances than what they have recovered.”

Posted: January 11th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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