Opinion on Page One

RENE Q. BAS

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YESTERDAY’s Inquirer had a page 1 photo of Pope Francis and President Obama.  The Holy Father was his usual smiling self, the image of the warm friendliness of a pastor who cares for the soul of the man he is dealing with. The US President is ecstatically joyful.  He has…

YEN MAKABENTA

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To give the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) and President Aquino’s singleminded push for a peace deal in Mindanao the proper analysis that it deserves, I have immersed myself for a week now in the reading of two books, which form part of my library collection and which deal…

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In her briefing Tuesday, Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, head of the government’s panel in the talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, said: “The signing of the “comprehensive agreement” is also our global contribution to the pursuit of peace in our immediate neighborhood, the Southeast Asia region, and the rest of the…

YEN MAKABENTA

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It is prudent and understandable why Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has decided to skip the signing today of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), after being billed as a special guest of honor. Najib has too many things on his plate right now that have attracted international attention…

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[Seventh of a series on the Salim Empire in the Philippines.] That’s what the Supreme Court said of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.’s ownership structure, which the firm’s defenders claim complies with the constitutional ban on foreigners owning more than 60 percent of a public utility. The Supreme Court’s…

YEN MAKABENTA

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When I think of the arrest of Communist Party Chairman Benito Tiamzon and his wife Wilma Austria Tiamzon, I hear , to quote the words of a poet, “the drop of chains.” There is a sense of release and liberation in this development. Jose Maria Sison and his closest comrades…

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Captured Communist Party chairman Benito Tiamzon and his wife Wilma Austria, also a high-ranking cadre, are the embodiment of the Philippine left that was once a hope for the country, but has turned out to be a tragedy. I knew the two, as they were members of the Communist Party’s…

Fr. Benigno P. Beltran, SVD

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MORE than mere breath. When Charles Darwin was asked towards the end of his life what the most extraordinary experience he’d had, he replied that it was in a rainforest when he just sat there and felt that “there must be more to man than the breath in his body.”…

YEN MAKABENTA

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Reading of the case of Cadet Aldrin Cudia, I was both transfixed and bewildered by the decision of the Philippine Military Academy to dismiss him from the school and prevent him from graduating with his class at this year’s PMA commencement last  March 16. The reason for the rather harsh…

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There were two big news stories in the past two days affecting the lives of millions of Filipinos in Metro Manila and adjacent towns, but which, surprisingly or unsurprisingly, were buried in the inside pages of mainstream newspapers and reported only as in-the-meantime items. Except for this paper, that is.…

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