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‘Yolanda’ and the Berlin Wall

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In remembering the horror and devastation of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” on its first anniversary on Nov. 8, I was dismayed at the rather defeatist and cynical atmosphere that pervaded the media coverage of that commemoration. I was disappointed that news reports chose to dwell on the perceived animosities between politicians instead of building confidence among the people that they, together with their government, can succeed in rebuilding their lives and create a future worth looking forward to. Listening to the news reports, I asked myself if Filipinos really prefer to hear bad news, and to hear it over and over again, or whether this is a preference mostly cultivated by the media.

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

I hate this country

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Let me say it: I hate this country.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Relentless surge

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Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. scoffs at charges that he diverted his pork barrel 22 times to bogus nongovernment organizations. But spot reports and evening newscasts on scandal can smudge the significant.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Who’ll pick up the tab?

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The past few months were notable for the bad news that hogged the headlines. One—noteworthy for the amount of money it involved and the big names it has so far implicated—was the pork barrel scandal. Predictably, the scandal has moved the chattering classes to circle the wagons against the thieves of taxpayers’ money. But while it is indeed an issue of taxpayers’ money, it is equally true that it is an issue of money taken away from poor farmers and fishers who were used as a ruse to steal us blind.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Three in a row

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Tropical depression “Crising” jabbed Mindanao’s underbelly before it barreled out to sea on Thursday. May we now watch 33 candidates for 12 Senate seats sashay on stage?

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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