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Afraid

Details The images say it all....

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EDITORIAL - Full speed ahead

Details A visibly emotional President Aquino asked his “bosses” the people yesterday for continued support as he pursues reforms in his final two years in office....

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SONA an extension of defense, offense

Details TRUE STATE: Whatever President Noynoy Aquino said or did not say yesterday in his penultimate State of the Nation Address is overshadowed by...

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The real State of the Nation

Details President Benigno Simeon Aquino delivered his 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday in the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasang...

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SONA: At the crossroads of history

Details Since we cannot yet comment on the President’s 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) because of our deadlines and since President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III...

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Good luck Mr. President!

Details It’s another SONA day! Will we get a clear picture of the state of the nation this time?...

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‘Shut DAP!’

Details The circus is back in town. Er, I meant, the 16th Congress is back in session....

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Sixto, here’s proof of your PCOS fraud

Details Today’s has got to be Noynoy Aquino’s most awaited State of the Nation, since his first yearly July address in 2010....

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Real score

Details It is really so unfortunate that the people of this country who are supposed to be PNoy’s “boss,” are still being continuously misled by him and the other of...

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Time to move on

Details How much can be accomplished in two years? A lot, considering the enormous powers given to the president of the republic....

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EDITORIAL - Wish list

Details President Aquino delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address today with his popularity at its lowest ever in the latest surveys, but still with over half...

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Walking the talk

Details Rene Saguisag, Joker Arroyo, Miriam Defensor Santiago, Kim Henares, and P-Noy all have one thing in common — the ability to use language that instantly draws...

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Things I won’t know had I not flown PAL

Details SAN FRANCISCO, California — I am back, safely and on time, in this windy city by the bay where many a smitten visitor has c...

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Do you bargain with God?

Details “The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls....

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Calcium supplements raise CVD mortality in men

Details Taking calcium supplements appears to raise the risk of death from cardiovascular disease among men but not women, a study has shown....

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EDITORIAL - 100 million and counting

Details New life is always cause for rejoicing, so Filipinos should celebrate the birth today that will officially place the nation’s population at 100 million....

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Our ‘pinsan’ — the Indonesians

Details Traveling in the region even if only for a few days can be very rewarding.  You never know what you will discover even in the most casual of trips....

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Looking forward

Details At a lunch with a select group hosted by British Ambassador Asif Ahmad and British Chamber of Commerce general manager Chris Boughton, our British hosts comm...

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Prop up the ARMM, water down the BBL

Details The title sums up what could be a devious game plan for the Aquino government as it seeks a conclusion to its peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Fr...

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Fact-check

Details Continuing on his contemptuous rant against the Supreme Court, President Aquino stumbled on the facts....

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Apologies

Details The “game” was billed as “the last home stand.” But after all was said and not done, the stands were empty of irate fans who had gone home muttering that the...

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To all bayanko.org.ph visitors: Come on July 31 to Club Filipino

Details On the last day of this month, bayanko.org.ph, our website for crowdsourcing a new constitution for a ne...

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EDITORIAL - Waiting for the Bangsamoro

Details No one said the process would be easy, so it is not surprising that the drafting of the Bangsamoro Basic Law has hit a snag....

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7-hour marathon

Details The Senate committee on finance, chaired by Senator Francis Escudero, held a marathon hearing on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) last Thursday....

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EDITORIAL - Welcome mat for disaster

Details When it comes to climate change, it’s prudent to heed experts’ warnings that we ain’t seen nothing yet....

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Gov’t ‘rewards’ PH Trams owner

Details Murmurs louden at the government’s Philippine Export-Import Credit Agency about the fantastic fortune of EVP Federico F. Remo....

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Dubious

Details By now, there is no more doubt in the minds of a great number of Filipinos that the present government is being run by public officials who do not want to, o...

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Weak link in supply chain

Details Filipino sports fans may be interested to know that the Slazenger tennis balls used in the recently concluded Wimbledon tournament were proudly made in the P...

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Quotes in real life

Details “When I do good no one remembers. When I do bad no one forgets.”...

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Shalom for Israel

Details Israel Ambassador Menashe Bar-on is formally bidding goodbye after three years of being posted here in the Philippines....

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CALAX issue: Integrity of PPP at stake

Details I’m getting numerous reports, especially from social networking sites about the pesky 5-hour blackouts happening in Metro Manila and many parts of Luzon....

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The Wild, Wild Press

Details There are times when former Senator Rene Saguisag reminds me of the late Senator Claro M....

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Unseemly

Details There is a sense we are hopelessly trapped in the clutches of a bankrupt political class that uses all the powers of government to perpetuate itself....

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Binay dismisses plunder complaints as black propaganda

Details A group of defeated political opponents of Vice President Jejomar Binay filed a plunder case against him, his son Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay, and 23 ot...

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Let’s settle DAP issue and move forward

Details We will not hear the last word from President Noynoy Aquino or from his spokesmen about the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), on the constitutionality...

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EDITORIAL - State of emergency

Details With some parts of Luzon still waiting for electricity to be restored a week after Typhoon Glenda struck, Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla has warned of an e...

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Privileged

Details This is a unique libel case because it involves the use of a text message in a cellular phone as a means of publication of the allegedly libelous communicati...

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EDITORIAL - Off to a crawling start

Details Now you can see why fraternity hazing persists....

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Abaya to relocate airport in his congressional turf

Details It was a bad week for Noynoy Aquino’s Yellow Crowd....

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‘Department of Emergency’

Details  “Houston, we have a problem.”...

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Rejuvenation

Details Government service can burn you out, unless you’re maintaining a certain lifestyle by skimming billions in people’s money....

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A week of unforgettable events

Details To say that last week was surreal would be a bit of an understatement....

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False hopes and false alarms

Details Department of Energy Secretary “ikot” Petilla has been spending a lot of energy telling us we’re about to go back into the dark ages unless he convinces the...

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Cynthia Villar on cocolisap, garlic and romantic PNR trips

Details When Cynthia Villar was elected to the Philippine Senate in May 2010,  she wished she would be appointed chair of the agriculture and food committee....

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Aquino-SC quarrel is all about money

Details BLACKMAIL?: The impending collision between the Executive and the Judiciary, particularly between Malacañang and the Supreme Court over cons...

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Russia continues to spread her ‘errors’

Details The death toll from Typhoon Glenda has now reached 94 persons with 6 persons still missing and some 317 injured in this natural disaster, the National Disast...

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Blackmail

Details The judiciary, by constitutional dictate, is the third co-equal branch of government. It does not control the army and does not control the purse....

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EDITORIAL - More lost competitiveness

Details The shipments started piling up last year as scandals rocked the Bureau of Customs, which eventually led to a sweeping reorganization from its head to its se...

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DAP worse than PDAF

Details This was the observation of former Chief Justice Reynato Puno. In the past, releases of big amounts were announced with much fanfare....

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