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Charter change: Why Beijing Would Love It

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The push to amend the Constitution is underway. The focus is on watering down and eventually nullifying the so-called nationalist provisions of the charter, which, proponents claim, constitute the central obstacle to sustained growth. The pro-charter change lobby in Congress derives its inspiration from economists such as Gerry Sicat, who, as head of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) during the Marcos dictatorship, presided over one of the most disastrous periods in Philippine economic history, and Bernie Villegas, the free market ideologue who is the toast of the foreign business community.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

PH poised to become a rising star of Asia

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In the 1960s, the Philippines was second in economic development only to Japan. Building on its recent progress, the country can return to its place among Asia’s leading economies.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

2nd term may lead to dictatorship

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The 31st anniversary of the assassination of Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. on Aug. 21 highlighted the glaring departures of President Aquino from the democratic legacies of his martyred father and late mother.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Rumors of coup defy logic

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Coup rumors swept Metro Manila last week side by side with calls generated in social media by sources identified with the Aquino administration for extending the President’s term.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Downers’ on PH’s sea claims

The Philippines has gained much publicity and international support for its position vis-à-vis China in the ongoing maritime disputes over shoals, reefs and islets in the South China Sea. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario himself was in Brussels not long ago to present the Philippine case before a European audience. And last July 30, European [...]

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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