MA. LOURDES TIQUIA, TMT

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THREE wishes for the year have been made in this column: deal directly with the individuals that allowed the exposure of 830,000 kids to Dengvaxia as a campaign vehicle; allow a third and fourth telco player under a regime of spectrum reform; and, push for federalism as a logical next…

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CLEARLY, the advocates of federalism have splintered into various groups pushing for their respective agendas. Still, there are no messages being done to respond to Juan dela Cruz’s questions: What’s in it for me? Would my life be better off? After all, it boils down to making the lives of…

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AS I have written in three previous columns, spectrum is patrimonial. It is owned by all Filipinos just like our seas and the seabed. It is part of Philippine territory. Unfortunately, nothing has been done about spectrum management by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). There is no inventory of actual…

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TODAY is the second day of 2018 and we will further connect the dots on the Dengvaxia Scandal in the hope that PRRD will seriously deal with the issue and not just give all concerned a slap in the wrist, in particular Sanofi; or continually maintain that “good faith” is…

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A day after Christmas, the birth of Jesus, we find Filipinos in two shades of life: ebullient with karaokes and loud music pervading in the metropolis, and kids running after their godparents; lugubrious, longing for departed ones who lost the spark after typhoons Urduja, Vinta and the tragedy of the…

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IN my previous column on Dengvaxia, the Pandora’s awesome box opened and revealed a web of lies, from the rush to implement the immunization program, to the details of how it was done through exemptions of FDA and FEC rules, the DAP-like mode of funding and the roll-out during the…

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WHAT would it have taken to win the May 2016 elections? Money and lots of money, according to the Liberal Party (LP) architects of the May 2016 elections. What would it have taken to get the three presidential terms that the LP wanted? If you look at a paper presented…

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THERE were some interesting results in my firm’s online poll, Pahayag on Filipino Millennials. The online panel respondents were provided by Singapore-based Lightspeed Research. The respondents were asked to answer a structured questionnaire online. The panel sample was drawn from a panelist base that is in proportion to the general…

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SPECTRUM is part of the national patrimony and never for the sole use of a duopoly that has left the country in the wretched position of having the slowest connectivity in the Asean region. Despite 25 years of franchises granted by Congress and their extension for another 25 years, the…

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REYKJAVIK, Iceland: The International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC) had its 50th world conference in the country made of ice and fire, with the theme “Political Volcano: Democracy at Risk.” The IAPC is the “worldwide organization for those involved in consulting to political parties, politicians and governments around the globe.”…

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