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Trillanes, Honasan most vulnerable now?

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The results of the April 13-15 Social Weather Stations survey are in, and for the first time two nonreelectionist candidates for the Senate have broken into the Top 4. The number of survey respondents who said they would vote for Nancy Binay and Cynthia Villar rose from 47 percent in March to 49 percent in April, enough for them to tie for joint 3rd-4th place.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Poll survey taken before eruption of bad news

Many times, I have found Ramon Tulfo’s articles in this otherwise credible newspaper to contain baseless, unbelievable, one-sided and generally worthless opinions, but his series on the private lives of Sen. Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista takes the cake (Inquirer, 3/28/13).

Posted: April 1st, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Joblessness and underemployment

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This week (2/18/2013), Social Weather Stations reported that adult joblessness was 24.6 percent in its survey for the fourth quarter, done on Dec. 8-11, 2012. It was the lowest joblessness rate of 2012, having been 29.4 percent in August, 26.6 percent in May, and 34.4 percent in March.

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

Hope against hunger

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One million less Filipino families experienced hunger in the fourth quarter compared to the third, Social Weather Stations reported recently. Hunger incidence dropped to 16.3 percent of our families, a steep decline of almost 5 percentage points from 21 percent, SWS reported in August.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Hauntings

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A couple of interesting things took place before the resumption of the impeachment trial this week.

Posted: April 16th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Towards legalization of divorce

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As I write this (last Tuesday, before leaving on a trip), I anticipate that in the next few days many in the Catholic establishment will get peeved again by SWS reporting on “unfriendly” opinions of the Filipino people. By the time this piece appears on June 4th, SWS will have released to the media a [...]

Posted: June 3rd, 2011 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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