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Who is in charge?

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It has been a week since we suffered another humiliating debacle at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Pacman retiring from wrong career

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s planned retirement from boxing in 2016 so he could run for the Senate only shows that one can be a sports great though lacking in common sense. What will he do in the Senate? Could he meaningfully join deliberations done at that level? For clear answers, one needs only to go back to that so-called debate with Rep. Edcel Lagman where he made a fool of himself. Not only was he unable to say anything outside the scripted questions but on several occasions, he asked questions that were already answered during the previous day’s session.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

So’s gambit declined

Zugzwang.That’s the term for a situation in a chess game where a player is forced to make a move that will only worsen his position. That’s close to the situation in which the Philippines’ top chess player, Wesley So, finds himself as he approaches the middle game of what has so far been a very promising career.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Mind, body, sports

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The new season of the UAAP (University Athletic Association of the Philippines) has started, so I thought I’d write about sports.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Toward a ‘Rio Consensus’

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Conveniently scheduled at the end of the World Cup, leaders of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) meet in Brazil in mid-July for a meeting that presents them with a truly historic opportunity. While in Brazil, the BRICS countries hope to establish a new development bank and reserve currency pool arrangement.

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

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