RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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With the Bureau of Customs a complete mess, and with President Aquino out of his wits in dealing with the agency, a lobby has emerged to have House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte’s younger brother Ricardo ”Boysie” R. Belmonte to head the agency. “He’s decided to make a bid for it as…

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How can you respect a President who, in a speech that should discuss where we are as a nation, instead brags about his purported accomplishments by barraging us with claims which turn out to be downright false, deceptive, arguable as to its veracity, or puerile boasts? Given this newspaper’s deadline…

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So was, and still seems President Aquino’s slogan. . . . The slogan was invented in the 2010 campaign by an advertising executive, who of course brainstormed the catchy sentence in the way she dreamed up ad copies for commercials for detergents and deodorants. Never mind whether it’s realistic or…

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It is the pork-barrel-scam accusers’ allegation that P900 million in Malampaya Funds were stolen by one Janet Lim-Napoles that reveals that the claims are an utter fabrication, even a sloppy one at that. How the Malampaya funds got into the picture also points to the brains of this propaganda plot.…

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(First of Two Parts) For the seventh straight day yesterday, the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s banner headlines have been its scoops on the alleged scam involving Congress pork barrel funds, that these were hijacked by one Janet Lim-Napoles. The articles were mainly written by reporter Nancy Carvajal, and backed up by…

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The International Monetary Fund has warned the Philippine government that one of the risks the economy faces is a “domestic asset price bubble”, which could burst, weaken its financial sector, and slow down economic growth. The IMF made this assessment in its “Country Report No. 12/102”, or its staff report…

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The International Monetary Fund has warned the Philippine government that the economy faces a risk that a “highly-leveraged conglomerate”, or one part of it, would default on its “foreign obligations and/or domestic loans”. “With a handful of large conglomerates following broadly similar business models, and bank exposure to them equivalent…

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When is a creature a person? That really is the question the Supreme Court justices felt was most crucial in order to decide whether the reproductive health law is constitutional or not. It is not the newspaper headline “When does life begin?”, since obviously even a spermatozoa or an egg…

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Transparency International’s Global Corruption Barometer for 2013 confirms what most informed Filipinos have concluded after three years under President Aquino’s administration: Corruption in this country persists and has increased. Based on 1,000 respondents in the Philippines, the organization’s survey showed that nearly two-thirds (62 percent) believed that corruption has remained…

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And what is the human zygote? A medical dictionary defines it: “The first diploid cell that forms following fertilization by fusion of the haploid oocyte (egg) and spermatozoa (sperm) resulting in the combination of their separate genomes.” It is the fusion of the female egg and the male sperm, right…

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