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It’s a numbers game

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Governance should not be a numbers game, but it is. In a representative government, representation is measured by numbers. The majority vote dictates, even if it is not qualitatively superior. The “vox populi, vox Dei” saying does not come from the Bible despite its reference to the people’s voice as the voice of God. In fact, its earliest recorded saying seems to be in the year 798 (8th century) in a letter to Alcuin to Charlemagne which, translated to English, went this way:

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Rampant corruption

THE LATEST ranking of the Philippines in the corruption index of Transparency International should not come as a surprise. Despite the high-profile cases filed by the Aquino administration against former President Gloria Arroyo and her officials, a corruption-free bureaucracy is still a long way off.

Posted: December 10th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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