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A changed society

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There are some major changes occurring in this society that could make it a quite different one. Not just steps forward, but changes.

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Learn from Thai smoking campaign

Thailand seems to be way ahead of the Philippines when it comes to persuading its people to stop smoking.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Baby in a box

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The Sin Tax law is expected to provide some P36 billion in additional revenues to the government, 85 percent of which is earmarked for healthcare programs.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Public empowerment

The sin tax bill, the reproductive health bill, the “enforced disappearances” bill—as far as substantive, high-impact legislation goes, 2012 will go down as a banner year for Congress and the administration of President Aquino. It’s quite an annus mirabilis, too, for a country long starved for laws and regulations that have the potential to truly change the game. Too many Congresses have come and gone with not one meaningful piece of work to remember them by. But now, practically in one blow, the Philippines has been presented with three new laws that advance the cause of progressive politics and, not incidentally, kindle the hope that this time, the country may indeed be on its way to a more modern, enlightened era of governance and civic order.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Achievements

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A remarkable year 2012 was. In his time, President Fidel Ramos brought about some dramatic changes in the business environment—changes that to this day we are still benefiting from. He deregulated the key sectors—sectors that are now vibrant and competitive: telecom (there would be few cell phones today if PLDT had retained its monopoly), power (we’d still be having blackouts), oil and banking.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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