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What’s in a name?

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Friends of mine have been asking why I haven’t written about the Social Security System. I’ve replied that my hands are tied, the case involves my brother, Emil. But after seeing the extent to which he has been savaged in the social media and the tabloids, some of the latter masquerading as TV radio stations, [...]

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Time of reckoning

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Last Monday Bong Revilla, Jinggoy Estrada, and Juan Ponce Enrile were officially added to Janet Lim-Napoles as persons of interest to the Ombudsman. Leila de Lima says that’s just the first batch in a continuing investigation of congressional complicity in the Napoles pork scam. How this first batch goes will determine whether there will be [...]

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Fateful day

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Truly, fact can often be stranger than fiction. Aug. 21 is one date in postwar Philippine history that seems thoroughly uncanny, that seems almost unearthly. Two fateful events happened on that day. The first, and now less remembered, was the bombing of Plaza Miranda in 1971. It was the miting de avance of the Liberal [...]

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Swimming upstream

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The Metro Manila Development Authority has an interesting concept—to allow “counterflow” on Edsa at different hours of the day. As everyone who has traversed the thoroughfare knows, says Francis Tolentino, the southbound lane is busy in the morning, as buses, taxis, and private cars make their way to Makati, while the northbound one is so [...]

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Independence

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Who’s the bigger hero, Jose Rizal or Andres Bonifacio? We’ve expended no small amount of energy, or indeed passion, trying to answer that question, and will probably expend a little bit more of it over the next several months as we inch toward Bonifacio’s 150th birth anniversary in November. P-Noy’s Independence Day speech on Wednesday [...]

Posted: June 13th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Inspiring

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That was an awe-inspiring story that came out in the Inquirer last Monday about Dante Tabunar. He is the 44-year-old who graduated from PUP at the top of his class. In every sense of the word, “top,” and in every sense of the word, “class.”

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Closure

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The good news is that Edita Burgos is determined to see justice done. She has been indefatigable in the pursuit of it despite the humongous obstacles that have been put in her path. That she has gotten this far is nothing short of a miracle. First there was the Philippine National Police which scoffed at [...]

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Divorced

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Smarting from losing the reproductive-health vote in Congress, the bishops and their anti-RH allies lashed at Sonny Belmonte last week for suggesting divorce was next in line. What actually happened was that the Speaker was asked in an interview if divorce was in the offing, and he answered that it would have to wait till the next Congress. But, he added, better if even now it was already being discussed, “mabuti na rin ’yung pinag-uusapan.” The anti-RH camp was pissed.

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Postscript

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My first thought was that they were text jokes, and if so the joke was on them since they had just texted someone out of the country. But no, they weren’t jokes at all, they were perfectly serious.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Aftershocks

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The punch that wiped out Pacquiao wiped out the Pinoy. He felt low, he felt heavy, said Philip, a Pinoy taxi driver in Las Vegas. He did the night shift, starting out at 3 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m., and he had looked forward to celebrating. Of course not physically, he would be driving, [...]

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Educated

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You can say a lot of things about Miriam Defensor-Santiago, but you can’t say she’s boring. She said some pretty sparkling things at Far Eastern University last week. The majority of the 50 million Filipinos who will vote next year, she said, are “not educated for voting.” That is matched only by the majority of [...]

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Alien

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That was quite a mouthful Manny Pangilinan spat out last week. “Kung ako lang,” he was quoted as saying, “I’d pack up and go back to Hong Kong. Ang gulo-gulo n’yo.” He said that after Antonio Trillanes blind-sided him, depicting him as whipping up anti-China sentiment in this country to protect his business interests. Before [...]

Posted: September 27th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

The people will decide

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You hear all sorts of things these days. One of those is that there would be no impeachment trial next year because Renato Corona would resign before it starts.

Posted: December 29th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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