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What Malaysia can learn from PH

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Philippine President Aquino is a dynast who means what he says.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The time is now

The good news: The antidynasty bill pending in the House of Representatives has hurdled the committee level—the first time for such a development. To understand why it can qualify as a minor miracle, consider that as much as 70 percent of the members of the current Congress are products of political dynasties. The antidynasty provision present in the Constitution since 1986 has not been fleshed out all this time, simply because legislators will not commit self-immolation by enacting a law that would gut their families’ reliable power base.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Rewriting ‘history’

For the first time in living memory, a bill seeking the abolition of political dynasties has cleared the first legislative hurdle: committee approval. The next hurdle is considerable: a debate on the floor, to be conducted mostly by disapproving political dynasts. Good luck with that.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Bong, Bongbong, and Money, Money, Money in ’16

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The presidential campaign in 2016 may be a battle of curious, amusing, weird, and repetitious names. It could be a battle between Bong and Bongbong, or among Money, Money, and Money.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Restore literacy requisite

Two things are booming in our country: the economy, and political dynasty. The first is a hero; the second a villain, a growing pain that’s disliked and detested by many.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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