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Youth group joins mass movement vs pork

The largest ecumenical movement of national Christian youth organizations of mainline Protestant and non-Roman Catholic churches has joined calls for a people’s initiative to fight pork.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Ideological shortcuts

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Sociologist Herbert Docena’s characteristically astute reply to last week’s column is too long to fit into the Letters page; I am happy to use this space to run it in full. My comments follow:

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Is there corruption without personal gain?

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The scholar Herbert Docena wrote something truly provocative in these pages two or so weeks ago. He asked whether there was any difference between “the schemes cooked up by the likes of Sexy, Pogi, or Tanda” and President Aquino’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). In his view, both were forms of corruption, even though only the plunder allegedly committed by the likes of Senators Jinggoy Estrada, Bong Revilla and Juan Ponce Enrile involved personal gain.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

How long?

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Technically, it is of course hearsay. Benhur Luy did not personally witness Bong Revilla, or his bagman, Richard Cambe, receive his “rebates”—what a gloriously shady
euphemism—from Janet Napoles.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Enrile’s troubling legacy

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In the unduly long reign of Ferdinand Marcos and the era since the 1986 People Power Revolution—a period spanning almost half a century—Juan Ponce Enrile has played an extraordinary role in Philippine public life.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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