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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 »

Thinking out of the box about the power shortage

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There are two difficult things about the move seeking emergency powers for President Aquino under Section 71 of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira), to deal with the impending shortage in electricity expected in the summer of 2015. The first is that the conditions leading to such “emergencies” have been known and identified since 2012. And the second, the use of such emergency powers to lease 300-350 megawatts of diesel generator sets does not guarantee that the same “emergency” will not recur after 2015.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Bright, power-saving ideas

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“BRIGHT IDEAS” is the name Meralco is giving to its customer information drive to “educate” long-suffering consumers who want to cut down their electricity bills. Or, as the company politely puts it, to educate consumers “on electricity cost and energy efficiency so they can make informed decisions on managing their consumption.”   According to Meralco, […]

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

Living fast

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My friends say I’m atat (overeager). They see me as someone who can’t wait for things to happen at their own pace. I can’t help but agree.

Posted: May 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

China defies Deng Xiaoping warning

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“If one day China should change her color and turn into a superpower, if she too should play the tyrant in the world, and everywhere subject others to her bullying, aggression and exploitation, the people of the world should identify her as social-imperialism, expose it, oppose it and work together with the Chinese people to overthrow it.” ~ Deng Xiaoping speech at the United Nations, April 10, 1974

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

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