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It’s about time someone spoke out on Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao’s considered priorities. “I wish he’d be more involved here,” Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. was quoted as telling reporters last Wednesday in reference to the congressman and his duties at the House of Representatives. The Speaker made the point after noting Pacquiao’s recent debut as professional basketball playing coach, which he made while in training for his title fight with American Chris Algieri next month in Macau.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The problem with ambition

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I wonder at what point in the etymology of the word did ambition become not only acceptable but even laudable. For a word that also contains a fair amount of negativity about it, why having an ambition deemed necessary if one were to progress and prosper?

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

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 »

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