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Back to basics »

Last Monday President Noy delivered his second State of the Nation Address. Many criticized the President for not presenting a road map for the country. But I think the Sona was centered on the need to go back to basics as a precedent to solve problems effectively.…

Posted Sunday, July 31, 2011 11:35:22 | Read More »

Mind-set of abuse »

Flip through the four-volume audit of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao and Maguidanao. They’re case-studies of utak wangwang, a phrase President Benigno Aquino III minted in State of the Nation address. In his first Sona, P-Noy lashed the powerful who blasted sirens to shove the weak aside. This time, he deployed wangwangs as symbol […]…

Posted Saturday, July 30, 2011 06:17:58 | Read More »

P Noy’s economic road map »

Not a few were disappointed with the failure of P-Noy to show the big picture of how he will run the economy in the remaining years of his term and the specifics of what he actually accomplished in his first year. Indeed, P-Noy’s State of the Nation Address last Monday was heavy only on one […]…

Posted Friday, July 29, 2011 06:53:30 | Read More »

Is President Aquino for or against it? »

President Benigno Aquino III had the chance to categorically state his position on the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill during his State of the Nation Address (Sona) but blew it, advocates said on Wednesday. FOI advocates such as the Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition consider the second regular session of the 15th Congress a […]…

Posted Thursday, July 28, 2011 06:45:42 | Read More »

With new Ombudsman, who needs Truth body? »

President Benigno Aquino III and his justice secretary are confident they have an ace in retired Supreme Court justice Conchita Carpio-Morales at the Ombudsman’s Office that they are no longer interested in further arguing the legality of the truth commission before the Supreme Court. With Mr. Aquino’s appointment of Morales, the government now has enough […]…

Posted Thursday, July 28, 2011 05:28:54 | Read More »

P Noy’s first year »

Whatever the P-Noy government’s failings, it is far, far better than the one it replaced,” says Conrado de Quiros of the Philippine Daily Inquirer in his column yesterday. I agree, except that some yardstick should also measure whatever P-Noy claims as his accomplishment based on what he or his team promised at the start of his administration.…

Posted Wednesday, July 27, 2011 12:09:16 | Read More »

Senators: No probe into Pagcor coffee fiasco »

Senators are not keen on holding an investigation into the P1 billion funds that the previous management of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) had allegedly spent for the coffee of its casino customers…

Posted Wednesday, July 27, 2011 11:47:49 | Read More »


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