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Families in politics

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Now on its second reading in the House of Representatives is a bill that seeks to prohibit “the establishment of political dynasties.”

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Pols needed, but political dynasties ruin democracy

I am not a politician but I do believe that politicians are a basic foundation of democratic institutions. Without the politicians, government tends to become autocratic. In an autocratic form of government, the citizens are mere subjects, not the “bosses” that President Aquino has publicly dubbed them. In a democratic government like we have today, the citizens regardless of status are guaranteed by the Constitution equal treatment before the law. However, too much politics undermines good governance, such that political dynasties rise, thus destroying democratic principles.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

‘Politics’ it may be, but so what?

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These past few years, we have caught glimpses of the “estate” that lies across Aguinaldo Highway in Alfonso, Cavite, just in front of the gate of the subdivision where we built our weekend retreat.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Binay has become the ‘Artful Dodger’

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For somebody who claims to be innocent of the corruption charges leveled against him and his wife and son, Vice President Jejomar Binay certainly is acting like a guilty person.

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

Powerless women in power?

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Are women political leaders finally coming into their own? Are they not only winning more elections, but also finally able to campaign and govern with no more—or less—scrutiny, scandal, and mockery than their male peers?

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

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