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Wire thieves undermining Mayor Binay’s leadership?

MAKATI MAYOR Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. should pay close attention to the frequent and rampant stealing of electric wires on both sides of Gil Puyat Avenue for quite some time now. Because of this, some portions of the avenue, stretching from Mayapis Street all the way to Edsa, are always engulfed in total darkness to the detriment of pedestrians and motorists alike.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

No, we are not stupid either

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I wonder why many can lie outright, disguised in words that make the lie not entirely libelous, and then get shocked when confronted. Many P-Noy haters go coy and say, “No one ever accused P-Noy of being a thief.”

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Original sin

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My first thought was that we had a pale replica of Janet Napoles in the United States in the person of Vilma Bautista, former personal secretary of Imelda Marcos. Bautista is the person who sold a Monet painting in London for $43 million, $7.5 million of which went to the gallery and more than $30 million of which went to her. Of her money, the 77-year-old Bautista gave $5.1 million to her nephews and P4.5 million to associates, and plunked down $2.2 million on an apartment in Manhattan.

Posted: November 6th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Cashless’ payments

Another tool to eliminate bribery and theft in government transactions with citizens, be they individuals or corporations, is within reach.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Piracy: consumer rights vs theft

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There’s a collective voice within my age group (I am a kid of the ’80s-’90s era) about the type of shows we watched when we were little. The awesome shows we grew up watching were always a good talking point, and the lines between social classes became blurred once we started reminiscing about them. It [...]

Posted: March 7th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

In the shadow of abductors

If I were a parish treasurer who gets away with habitual traffic violations by paying bribes to traffic enforcers using not my own money but that of the parish, then I am a lawbreaker, briber and a thief. But why call me a thief when I used the money to enrich traffic enforcers and didn’t keep any of it? It’s because, I spent and diminished the parish’s fund for my selfish interest of getting away with violating traffic rules.

Posted: November 22nd, 2011 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Very bad idea, too

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Vice President Jojo Binay has made a decision on Ferdinand Marcos. He is not to be buried at Libingan ng mga Bayani, he is to be buried instead with full military honors in Ilocos Norte. Does this make things better? No. It shows yet again how P-Noy (President Benigno Aquino III) did the country a [...]

Posted: June 7th, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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