RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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Another typhoon, this time a devastating super-typhoon that hit the country bulls-eye. Nothing new, including the absence of a comprehensive plan of action to deal with the curse of typhoons. Unless my editors tell me to stop, I’ll be writing every typhoon season, or after a devastating typhoon, versions of…

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I cannot run out of words to describe how low our Congress, has stooped to be so subservient to, or so fearful of President Aquino. With his Disbursement Acceleration Program, which threw to the dustbin Congress’ appropriations law, Aquino has politically slapped its members on their faces. With his “I-am-not-a…

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President Aquino has been pig-headedly defending his so-called Disbursement Acceleration Plan (DAP), despite the snowballing outrage against it, despite the consensus among constitutional experts that it is patently illegal, since it essentially throws to the dustbin Congress’ budget laws. However, it seems that Aquino—or his closest legal advisers—wasn’t so sure…

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Something about this administration probably is encouraging more and more unflattering features on our country. A few weeks ago, we were told we had the worst airport in the world. Now a British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) documentary, and reported at great, sickening length on print and in its cyber version…

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I’m quite sure media started to call the Filipino feast of trooping to the cemeteries to honor their departed on November 1 as Undas only in the past several years. I never heard the term used in our family. Instead, that must-observe ritual was called Todos los Santos or even…

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There is only one explanation for President Aquino’s unexpected prime-time speech the other night that just repeated the lies he has said over his Disbursement Acceleration Plan, a scheme through which he hijacked government funds, and used at this whim. Mr. Aquino has become desperate that the Supreme Court will…

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Forget President Aquino’s oafish bluster: “We will defend Recto Bank as if it were Recto Avenue.” The Philippines doesn’t have a chance of resisting China’s advances in islands and reefs in the South China/West Philippines Sea. This is the message of the cover story titled “A Game of Shark and…

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Just two weeks ago, it was Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda who was called a liar. And not just by any Chinese official but by Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chung-yin. The official angrily called for a press conference on October 11 after Lacierda reported that in the meeting between President…

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That’s one smart-alecky quip to throw cold water on animated accounts, which you’ll hear often in this season of ghosts, of ethereal creatures crossing the oceans of time and space—as Dracula in that movie poetically put it – to appear to their loved ones, or to the faithful. You can…

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As a Filipino, I find it embarrassing that our President in his speech before foreign correspondents seems to think that they’re stupid, that they wouldn’t see through his lies. “Connect the dots,” he lectured them in his speech at the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (Focap) the other day,…

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