Op-Ed Columns

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Boston, MA—I was so impressed with the JFK (John F. Kennedy) Library and Museum that it practically defined my New England trip with former colleagues from the office of former Sen. Rene Saguisag. The JFK Library by Boston harbor and the richness of its collection left me totally awed by…

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President BS Aquino has kept his word this once—his commitment to make a state visit to South Korea. He really makes all Yellows proud for he has again solidified the Philippines’ claim to having the only true BS for a president in the entire world. Our president didn’t let the…

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In his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) in July 2010, President Aquino lambasted the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) board for giving themselves hefty bonuses while its rank and file had to contend to meager paychecks and its customers have to wait in line just to get…

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Now that the Court of Appeals has ruled on the rightful leadership of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP), perhaps it is time to move on and focus on the real things a labor union should focus on. I always keep saying that any turf war, whether it…

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The world economy may have avoided another US-led financial crisis after the 2008 meltdown, but it is still facing a prolonged period of slow growth, which will have similar, if not worse consequences, especially for emerging economies like the Philippines. According to the International Monetary Fund, global growth remains in…