Opinion

Ricardo Saludo

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First of Two Parts THE best part of President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s fourth State of the Nation Address was his admission that the Bureau of Immigration, the National Irrigation Administration, and the Bureau of Customs have performed badly. For the first time in the SONA, Aquino acknowledged failure, and not…

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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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President Benigno Simeon (BS) Aquino’s fourth state-of-the-nation address is really big—big in excuses and big in promises. It will likely end in a big disappointment for us all, if we believe in everything that he says. He enumerated some little blessings that we should all be thankful for. These “blessings”…

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SOME local inventions probably have been stacked idle in cabinets untouched for years if their inventors possessed only the ingenuity to create them, but did not have the money to produce the products and market them. Not a few inventions might have remained only ideas years after these have been…

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I was happy to hear President Benigno Cojuangco Aquino mention the MRT3 among the names being investigated for corruption. I read all of the three parts of Dr. Dante Ang’s special report on the attempt to extort $30 million from the Czech Republic and the Czech Inekon company. Both have…

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After nearly or more than 4 years, Juan T. Gatbonton writes again for The Manila Times. Thank you, thank you. I and my friends in Bogota and now in LA appreciated his Notes and Comment articles. He is one of the few Filipinos and Asians whose depth and understanding of…

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It is time for biazon to resign hiyain ka ba naman sa buong mundo dapat nagwalk out siya ng upakan siya ni pinoy kahapon sa sona. Yong kamalian niya kamalian din ng Secretary of finance dapat resign din si purisima for delacadeza. Di ba dapat may command responsibility? Pati si…

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Many times in history, a rising power has attracted the opposition of the established state in the same power system. Athens in classical Greece; Carthage in Roman times; France under Napoleon; Germany under Bismarck, Kaiser Wilhelm and Hitler; Imperial Japan during the 1930s. All of them challenged the prevailing order;…