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In addition to the many negative distinctions that the country has earned during the watch of President BS Aquino —such as the worst international airport in the world, the highest electricity prices in the world—we must now add the worst performance by the Philippines in the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG)…

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The line is a Yiddish proverb. And I am quoting it today in reply to President B.S. Aquino’s recent series of attacks against his critics in the media, highlighted by his invocation of God’s support on his side. He launched his campaign during a visit with Bulong-Pulungan, a forum of…

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So now, the stink (B.S) is out of the bag, and will probably hit the fan. The United Nations in Manila has announced that it will launch an investigation of reports that international relief donations were not reaching the victims of Typhoon Yolanda and that they have been hoarded by…

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IT is a bribe,” says William Safire in his Political Dictionary. This used to be the time-honored way of determining whether something (money or kind) proffered to someone in public office, is a bribe. In that more honorable time, there was no smorgasbord of terms to choose from in naming…

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Voltaire, the great French writer, said it first. He earned this penetrating insight into government, after suffering 11 months of imprisonment in the Bastille, and three years of exile to England for his caustic criticism of the authorities during his time -the age of Louis XIV and the French Enlightenment.…

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