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Militants’ deafening silence

Bayan Muna and several activist groups constantly hold rallies near the US Embassy, Roxas Boulevard, where they block a whole stretch of the road going south. As a commuter, I am disgusted with these groups for causing inconvenience and discomfort to the public, most especially to commuters and motorists.

Posted: August 9th, 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 »

So much for friendship

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July 4 is now celebrated as Philippine-American Friendship Day. But until I was married and had two children, the Philippines celebrated its Independence Day on July 4, because it was on that day in 1946 that the United States recognized our independence and relinquished its sovereignty over the Philippine Islands.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

More trouble than they are worth

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For one month, while I was on vacation in the United States, I refused to read or hear any news on the Philippines. I wanted my vacation, which had been postponed for six months for health reasons, to be as stress-free as possible, and reading or listening to news on the Philippines was one sure way of getting the blood pressure to rise. It was only on the flight home last Wednesday that I read the news—and wham! I plunged right into the world of the Napolist, or should I say Napolists? What a welcome home.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The Obama doctrine

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“All politics is local.” This is a common saying among US politicians. Former Philippine president Jose P. Laurel said something like this when he wrote in his book, “Thinking for Ourselves,” that foreign policy should project national policy.

Posted: May 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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