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Bosses or voices?

P-Noy's "bosses" burn his effigy during his State of the Nation Address on July 28, 2014 (Photo/IC)

PerryScope By Perry Diaz When Communications Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. was asked what made President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III change his mind about amending the Philippine Constitution and pursuing a term extension, he said, “What is essential for the President is to know the sentiments of his ‘bosses,’ the Filipino people. He will continue to listen to them so he will know their views Read More …

Port, traffic congestion stalling economy

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ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas With the political chaos brought about by the pork and corruption scandals, the growing feud among the three branches of government, confusing signals coming from Malacanang on moves to amend the Constitution, uncertainty of the Bangsamoro peace deal, and many other issues eroding investor confidence and slowing the Philippine economy, the government can ill afford to ignore an Read More …

NO-EL?

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By REY O. ARCILLA  MALAYA (We’re not even close to Christmas yet!) “No election” (No-el) another trial balloon? First there was “Cha-cha”. Then a retraction. Then a retraction of the retraction. And now No-el. Then a retraction. Will there be a retraction of the retraction? Maybe… Why? The Malacanang habitué is desperate and his cohorts are in a panic mode. Cha-cha will not fly even Read More …

Pnoy – A Dictator in the Offing

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As the Bamboos Sway By Rudy D. Liporada Ironically, his father, Ninoy Aquino, died fighting a dictator. Ironically, his mother, Cory Aquino, quashed the constitution of the dictator and instituted the 1987 Philippine Constitution – which provides that a president could only have a one six year term. Now, ironically, Ninoy’s and Cory’s son, President BS Aquino, pretending to be coy about it, definitely wants Read More …

“You cannot squeeze blood out of a turnip”

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By Ado Paglinawan The following is Mr. Paglinawan’s response to “Why P-Noy wants a second term” (August 26, 2014). Hi Perry, This article sounds very different from its erstwhile tone when you were attacking me for my views of presidential candidate Benigno Simeon Aquino III in 2010. By now you seem to be enlightened somewhat that my warnings to the Filipino electorate against electing a Read More …

“What are you willing to die for”

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Fr. Shay Cullen PREDA Foundation “What are you willing to die for “, It was a very challenging question that Pope Francis presented to the thousands of young people gathered for the beatification of the 130 martyrs in Korea last week. And it is also challenging for all of us who claim to be Catholics and Christians. His message was clear in calling on the Read More …

Are we secured?

US-vs-China

By Erick San Juan Security is the most complicated issue associated with the construction of new architecture in the Asia Pacific region especially with the ASEAN countries as the center. Traditionally bilateral treaties are the main components of security in the region. During the Cold War, the system of regional security was based on the ‘umbrella’ principle. In those years, the US created an extensive Read More …

Hitler and Putin: A Tale of Two Authoritarians

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Ukraine’s Orange Blues Alexander J. Motyl World Affairs Will Russia’s unconstitutionally elected president, Vladimir Putin, unleash a full-scale land war against Ukraine? I can give you ten reasons for every possible answer to this question. Which is to say that, like everyone else trying to divine Putin’s “mind,” I don’t know. But there is one thing that I definitely do know. Suddenly, we are all Read More …