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Stalled

The Philippines appears to have stalled in its quest to improve its business environment. After being hailed as the most-improved economy in the 2014 World Bank survey on the ease of doing business, the country’s ranking slipped in 2015 (under a new methodology). The findings, reported in the World Bank’s flagship publication “Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency,” indicate how hard it is still for businesses to operate in the Philippines compared with more developed countries.

Posted: November 4th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Trash talk

A “sickening” form of trash talk this one is. From June to August 2013, a company named Chronic Inc., based in Ontario, Canada, shipped 50 40-foot container vans to the Manila International Container Port, in six batches. The firm identified the vans’ contents as “scrap plastic materials for recycling.” The consignee of the shipments was Chronic Plastics, reportedly based in Valenzuela City.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Pulse Asia survey emphatic ‘no’ to term extension

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A recent survey found that six out of every 10 adult Filipinos, or 62 percent, do not want a second term for President Aquino should the 1987 Constitution be amended.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A time of flux in China

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Even as I write this, the “umbrella revolution” in Hong Kong is continuing, with crowds still filling up the streets, the footage in CNN an eerie reminder of the scenes on Edsa, although most Chinese refer to another event: the student gathering at Tiananmen Square that ended in bloodshed.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Is President serious about term extension?

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President Aquino took off Sunday on a five-nation tour of Europe, leaving the home front in turmoil over whether he would seek another six-year term after the end of his administration next year.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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  • Aquino admin slammed for ‘apathetic’ stance on Maguindanao massacre
  • Low-pressure area approaching Visayas
  • 5 suspected Abu Sayyaf men killed by soldiers in Basilan clash
  • Santiago quips: I ‘died, didn’t like it there so I came back’
  • Sports

  • Pacquiao returns to a hero’s welcome in GenSan
  • La Salle thumps FEU, sweeps its way to PCCL Finals
  • PCCL: NCAA titlist San Beda ousts UAAP champ NU
  • Golden State silence Thunder
  • Blazers beat Celtics for 7th straight win
  • Lifestyle

  • A heart full of Christmas at Discovery Suites
  • Stories of survival, hope after ‘Yolanda’ featured in new book
  • Artists, designers rally to raise awareness on disaster preparedness
  • El Hogar demolition ‘imminent,’ heritage advocates warn
  • No ‘Gray’ areas in new John Grisham novel
  • Entertainment

  • Katy Perry confirmed as Super Bowl halftime singer
  • One Direction, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards
  • Cinematic PH tour via Indie Bravo!-Fully Booked fest
  • Proudly Filipino ‘Priscilla’ back after hit Singapore run
  • The transformation of Timmy Cruz
  • Business

  • 3 oil firms slashing fuel pump prices Tuesday
  • FPI urges Mighty Corp. to answer tax fraud allegations
  • Tax on stock options
  • Gov’t set to rebid Calax in mid-2015
  • AirAsia eyes additional South Korea flights, opposed
  • Technology

  • WD® launches wireless portable storage drive
  • The rise of the hybrid PR
  • Kidnappers scanning social networks for potential victims – PNP
  • Netizens cheer Pacquiao win, tell Mayweather ‘you’re next’
  • Facebook ‘newspaper’ spells trouble for media
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, November 24, 2014
  • Justice as tragedy
  • PH has slowest justice system in the world
  • Random thoughts
  • The Sunni arc of instability
  • Global Nation

  • BI to lift ban on HK journalists
  • DOJ asks Batanes court to arrest Coast Guard official
  • DFA to verify reports China building airstrip, naval base on disputed reef
  • Senate ready to hold ‘full-blown’ debate on Edca
  • PH reviews blacklisting of Hong Kong journalists
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