Commentaries (174)

Doing business in a federal government

Thursday, 14 September 2017 08:35 Written by
WILL it be easier, especially for the micro, small and medium (less than P100 million assets) enterprises to do business under a federal set-up? Since Federalism essentially means a smaller sovereign state (the region) within a larger sovereign state (the…

Duterte has his share of incompetent officials

Thursday, 14 September 2017 08:13 Written by
The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has joined local and international human rights groups in decrying the extrajudicial killings.   Police and vigilantes have killed thousands of people involved in the drug trade — users, pushers and traffickers — since President…

Death, nationalism, China

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:15 Written by
THE death of a loved one or a friend—two friends Michael Marasigan and Roy Sinfuego passed away recently—always reminds one how fleeting life is. Brief it is but life is a magical moment, a miracle in the universe’s14 billion years…

Have we truly become a full-blown narco state?

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:00 Written by
Have we truly become a full-blown narco state? OR is this not a rhetorical question? There are not too many narco states in the world, and there isn’t one to be envied by others. A short list begins with Afghanistan,…

Have we truly become a full-blown narco state?

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:00 Written by
Have we truly become a full-blown narco state? OR is this not a rhetorical question? There are not too many narco states in the world, and there isn’t one to be envied by others. A short list begins with Afghanistan,…

Manny Pacquiao’s reckless metamorphosis

Monday, 07 August 2017 10:31 Written by
The first time he ran for a political post, Manny Pacquiao lost. That should have been cautionary: His legion of fans didn’t seem too comfortable with the shift from pug to politico. But listen to them he didn’t.In 2007, Pacquiao…

Deadend sectorism of the Philippines lives on

Thursday, 03 August 2017 09:43 Written by
SECTORIST policies dominate Philippine politics and overflows to the economy and then impacts the way majority of Filipinos experience life in these islands. It is laudable that the goal of the Duterte administration is a “comfortable life” for every Filipino…

Trillanes’ Magdalo co-mutineers in control of Customs

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 05:07 Written by
  SEN. Antonio Trillanes 4th may be the most vociferous critic of President Duterte, but his comrades-in-arms in the mutineer group “Magdalo”* control the government’s key revenue-generating agency, the Bureau of Customs, holding its top posts. The head itself of…
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