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A change of cast – but not character

By Cito Beltran I’m not sure if congratulations are in order, but today marks the first year anniversary since President Noynoy Aquino was voted into office. Today also marks the last day of a legal restraint that prevents losers in the last election from being given a government position. Read more »

The worst airport

By Rina Jimenez-David Philippine Daily Inquirer TRUTH BE told, when the headlines said that Naia Terminal 1 was voted the “fifth worst airport in the world” by an online guide, I was taken by surprise. All the while, I thought the old, moldy Terminal 1 was the worst airport Read more »

Take on EDSA a quarter of a century ago

by Bongbong Marcos Was at a committee hearing this morning and was followed by media who want my reaction on the EDSA 25th yr celebration. What happened then, a quarter of a century ago, was an abrupt change of power after twenty years of President Marcos at the helm. Read more »

From Third World to First

(The following excerpt is taken from pages 299 – 305 from Lee Kuan Yew’s book “From Third World to First”, Chapter 18 “Building Ties with Thailand, the Philippines, and Brunei”) The Philippines was a world apart from us, running a different style of politics and government under an Read more »

Pilipinas, kay pangit!

By Yoly Villanueva-Ong My protective family and friends have advised me to steer clear of the contentious subject at least until the furor blows over. They warned that since my company was involved in the controversy, it would be safer to sit this one out. That whatever I say Read more »


by Luis V. Teodoro – Senator Joker Arroyo, who served as Executive Secretary during the Corazon Aquino Presidency, said early this week that “lesser legal minds” reviewed the report of the Incident Investigation and Review Committee (IIRC). The IIRC was chaired by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, and included, Read more »