Op-Ed Columns

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Fourth of a series on the Salim Empire in the Philippines. And what—or who—is that emerging Philippine media giant? It’s Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co., controlled by Indonesian tycoon Anthoni Salim, through its subsidiaries MediaQuest, Inc. and Hastings Holdings. Hastings Holdings Inc., a wholly owned PLDT subsidiary,  is poised to…

Ricardo Saludo

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First of all, pray. Let us put our hands together and implore God to restrain the trigger fingers of everyone around and in Ukraine. Besides the cost in lives and livelihoods, war is sure to reignite the old conflict between the West and Russia, and again divide Europe into two…

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The latest labor statistics show the stubbornness of the unemployment problem in this country in the face of a respectable growth rate. This has forced the country’s Chief Executive to call for a meeting of his official family to discuss the issue. Indeed the level of unemployment and under-employment in…

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Malacañang said that President Benigno Simeon Aquino 3rd is too busy with governance to talk about politics. Thus, it refused to comment on VP Jojo Binay’s decision to junk the PDP-Laban and form his own party as vehicle for a presidential bid in 2016. The President is so averse to…