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                                                                                                                          'Like it is' column in the Manila Standard 2012



                                                                                                                          • January 27, 2012
                                                                                                                            Indeed the economy, professor!

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                                                                                                                          • January 20, 2012
                                                                                                                            People prefer progress

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                                                                                                                          • January 13, 2012
                                                                                                                            Music makes it more fun in the Philippines

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                                                                                                                          • January 6, 2012
                                                                                                                            Will he win?

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                                                                                                                          • February 24, 2012
                                                                                                                            It’s all about character

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                                                                                                                          • February 17, 2012
                                                                                                                            Don’t labor in vain

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                                                                                                                          • February 10, 2012
                                                                                                                            An IT-driven government

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                                                                                                                          • February 3, 2012
                                                                                                                            Where we are

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                                                                                                                          • March 9, 2012
                                                                                                                            The never-ending story

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                                                                                                                          • March 2, 2012
                                                                                                                            Time to start the movie

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                                                                                                                          • April 20, 2012
                                                                                                                            It’s all about control

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                                                                                                                          • April 4, 2012
                                                                                                                            The things I love

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                                                                                                                          • May 25, 2012
                                                                                                                            A system and a man

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                                                                                                                          • May 18, 2012
                                                                                                                            It’s all about health

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                                                                                                                          • May 11, 2012
                                                                                                                            On the road

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                                                                                                                          • May 4, 2012
                                                                                                                            It’s all about morality

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                                                                                                                                      'Like it is' column in the Manila Standard 2011



                                                                                                                                      • January 28, 2011
                                                                                                                                        The President must act

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                                                                                                                                      • January 21, 2011
                                                                                                                                        It’s time everyone helped

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                                                                                                                                      • January 14, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Let’s get going

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                                                                                                                                      • January 7, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Smarter Cities

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                                                                                                                                      • February 25, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Bigotry

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                                                                                                                                      • February 18, 2011
                                                                                                                                        God’s commandment

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                                                                                                                                      • February 11, 2011
                                                                                                                                        We have to wake up

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                                                                                                                                      • February 4, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Open the terminal now

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                                                                                                                                      • March 25, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Fact whispers, fear screams

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                                                                                                                                      • March 18, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Bedrooms are private places

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                                                                                                                                      • March 11, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Let’s dance the Chacha

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                                                                                                                                      • March 4, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Getting your priorities right

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                                                                                                                                      • June 24, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Proud to be Filipino

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                                                                                                                                      • June 17, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Back to school

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                                                                                                                                      • June 10, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Reactions to the news

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                                                                                                                                      • June 3, 2011
                                                                                                                                        What the Sona should say

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                                                                                                                                      • July 29, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Where’s business

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                                                                                                                                      • July 22, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Zoo teaches us to love

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                                                                                                                                      • July 15, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Jeopardizing the future

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                                                                                                                                      • July 8, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Save 90,000 Filipino lives

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                                                                                                                                      • July 1, 2011
                                                                                                                                        What did she do?

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                                                                                                                                      • August 26, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Fairyland all over again

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                                                                                                                                      • August 19, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Tourists will come

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                                                                                                                                      • August 12, 2011
                                                                                                                                        We need revenues — now

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                                                                                                                                      • August 5, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Musings on a wet afternoon

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                                                                                                                                      • September 30, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Things to ponder

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                                                                                                                                      • September 23, 2011
                                                                                                                                        On the right track?

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                                                                                                                                      • September 16, 2011
                                                                                                                                        A great people

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                                                                                                                                      • September 9, 2011
                                                                                                                                        A successful China trip

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                                                                                                                                      • September 2, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Fairyland all over again (Conclusion)

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                                                                                                                                      • October 28, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Out of the box

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                                                                                                                                      • October 21, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Stimulus–really?

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                                                                                                                                      • October 14, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Tough action, now

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                                                                                                                                      • October 7, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Presidential travels

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                                                                                                                                      • November 25, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Honesty pays

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                                                                                                                                      • November 18, 2011
                                                                                                                                        It’s time to be successful

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                                                                                                                                      • November 11, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Now is our chance

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                                                                                                                                      • November 4, 2011
                                                                                                                                        It’s hard to be patient

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                                                                                                                                      • December 30, 2011
                                                                                                                                        New Year’s resolutions

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                                                                                                                                      • December 23, 2011
                                                                                                                                        A Christmas Tale

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                                                                                                                                      • December 16, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Can we act?

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                                                                                                                                      • December 10, 2011
                                                                                                                                        A dysfunctional court system conclusion

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                                                                                                                                      • December 9, 2011
                                                                                                                                        A dysfunctional court system (part 1)

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                                                                                                                                      • December 2, 2011
                                                                                                                                        Tyranny rears its ugly head

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                                                                                                                                      'Like it is' column in the Manila Standard 2010



                                                                                                                                      • January 29, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Fairy land (part 1)

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                                                                                                                                      • January 22, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Challenging the Church

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                                                                                                                                      • January 15, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Wesley So is a hero

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                                                                                                                                      • January 8, 2010
                                                                                                                                        People are what matter most

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                                                                                                                                      • January 1, 2010
                                                                                                                                        New Year’s resolutions

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                                                                                                                                      • February 26, 2010
                                                                                                                                        We should learn from our mistakes

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                                                                                                                                      • February 19, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Let’s help

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                                                                                                                                      • February 12, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Mommy, I’m thirsty

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                                                                                                                                      • February 5, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Daddy, daddy, it’s dark in here

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                                                                                                                                      • February 2, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Fairy land (conclusion)

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                                                                                                                                      • March 26, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Vote for engineers

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                                                                                                                                      • March 19, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Take down the barrier

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                                                                                                                                      • March 12, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Midnight deals

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                                                                                                                                      • March 5, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Would you invest here?

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                                                                                                                                      • April 30, 2010
                                                                                                                                        We’re not alone

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                                                                                                                                      • April 23, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Woeful infrastructure

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                                                                                                                                      • April 16, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Seen from afar

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                                                                                                                                      • April 9, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Corruption is endemic—but must it be?

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                                                                                                                                      • May 28, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Gentlemen concede

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                                                                                                                                      • May 21, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Ephemeral euphoria

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                                                                                                                                      • May 14, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Good news—a nice change

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                                                                                                                                      • May 7, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Pictures aren’t the story

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                                                                                                                                      • June 25, 2010
                                                                                                                                        A majority counts

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                                                                                                                                      • June 18, 2010
                                                                                                                                        You don’t need a law

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                                                                                                                                      • June 11, 2010
                                                                                                                                        A sea change?

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                                                                                                                                      • June 4, 2010
                                                                                                                                        The right to choose

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                                                                                                                                      • August 27, 2010
                                                                                                                                        ‘Water, water everywhere…

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                                                                                                                                      • August 20, 2010
                                                                                                                                        People want revolutionary change

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                                                                                                                                      • August 13, 2010
                                                                                                                                        The challenges

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                                                                                                                                      • August 6, 2010
                                                                                                                                        A real to-do list

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                                                                                                                                      • September 24, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Seek the truth

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                                                                                                                                      • September 17, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Mining prospects in the new administration

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                                                                                                                                      • September 10, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Justice delayed..

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                                                                                                                                      • September 3, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Getting there isn’t half the fun

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                                                                                                                                      • October 29, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Justice must be done

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                                                                                                                                      • October 22, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Look before you leap

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                                                                                                                                      • October 15, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Time’s up

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                                                                                                                                      • October 8, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Disaster need not be a certainty

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                                                                                                                                      • October 4, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Consider the facts (Conclusion)

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                                                                                                                                      • October 1, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Consider the facts (First of two parts)

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                                                                                                                                      • November 26, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Putting its money where its mouth is

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                                                                                                                                      • November 19, 2010
                                                                                                                                        It didn’t smell

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                                                                                                                                      • November 12, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Barriers to investment

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                                                                                                                                      • November 5, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Goodbye to foreign investment

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                                                                                                                                      • December 31, 2010
                                                                                                                                        New Year’s wish list

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                                                                                                                                      • December 24, 2010
                                                                                                                                        ‘Tis the night before Christmas

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                                                                                                                                      • December 17, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Simple solutions

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                                                                                                                                      • December 10, 2010
                                                                                                                                        Guarantees work

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                                                                                                                                      • December 3, 2010
                                                                                                                                        The freedom to live your life

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                                                                                                                                      'Like it is' column in the Manila Standard 2009



                                                                                                                                      • January 16, 2009
                                                                                                                                        You can’t say no

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                                                                                                                                      • January 9, 2009
                                                                                                                                        More tidbits

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                                                                                                                                      • March 20, 2009
                                                                                                                                        You don’t win a game of tennis…

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                                                                                                                                      • March 13, 2009
                                                                                                                                        Guarantee the profit

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                                                                                                                                      • March 6, 2009
                                                                                                                                        A National Shame

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                                                                                                                                      • April 24, 2009
                                                                                                                                        Thinking of others

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                                                                                                                                      • April 17, 2009
                                                                                                                                        Were all equal

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                                                                                                                                      • April 3, 2009
                                                                                                                                        Down under vs. up over

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                                                                                                                                      • July 31, 2009
                                                                                                                                        True or False?

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                                                                                                                                      • July 24, 2009
                                                                                                                                        Don’t confuse me with facts

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                                                                                                                                      • July 17, 2009
                                                                                                                                        The bahala na mentality

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                                                                                                                                      • July 10, 2009
                                                                                                                                        Do you have a job?

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                                                                                                                                      • July 3, 2009
                                                                                                                                        The private sector responds

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                                                                                                                                      • August 28, 2009
                                                                                                                                        It’s my turn to pay

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                                                                                                                                      • August 21, 2009
                                                                                                                                        The big bad wolf

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                                                                                                                                      • August 14, 2009
                                                                                                                                        We don’t want you

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                                                                                                                                      • August 7, 2009
                                                                                                                                        If you can say anything nice

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                                                                                                                                      • September 25, 2009
                                                                                                                                        Hyperbole is a good word

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                                                                                                                                      • September 18, 2009
                                                                                                                                        Poor no more

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                                                                                                                                      • September 11, 2009
                                                                                                                                        Failure is within our grasp

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                                                                                                                                      • September 4, 2009
                                                                                                                                        The naked truth

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                                                                                                                                      • October 30, 2009
                                                                                                                                        Passing the buck

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                                                                                                                                      • October 23, 2009
                                                                                                                                        Commitment

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                                                                                                                                      • October 16, 2009
                                                                                                                                        If you can’t say anything nice…

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                                                                                                                                      • October 9, 2009
                                                                                                                                        A land of promises

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                                                                                                                                      • October 2, 2009
                                                                                                                                        Taxed to death

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                                                                                                                                      • November 20, 2009
                                                                                                                                        Food, food, glorious food

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                                                                                                                                      • November 13, 2009
                                                                                                                                        Rational thinking

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                                                                                                                                      • November 6, 2009
                                                                                                                                        It can slip through your fingers

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                                                                                                                                      • December 25, 2009
                                                                                                                                        Caring

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                                                                                                                                      • December 18, 2009
                                                                                                                                        Take a stand now

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                                                                                                                                      • December 11, 2009
                                                                                                                                        Wishful thinking

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                                                                                                                                      • December 4, 2009
                                                                                                                                        The Philippine horror story

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                                                                                                                                      'Like it is' column in the Manila Standard 2008



                                                                                                                                      • January 25, 2008
                                                                                                                                        Go professional

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                                                                                                                                      • January 18, 2008
                                                                                                                                        It’s not a popularity contest

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                                                                                                                                      • January 11, 2008
                                                                                                                                        Top ten (not songs) for 2008

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                                                                                                                                      • February 29, 2008
                                                                                                                                        Time to face the facts

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                                                                                                                                      • February 22, 2008
                                                                                                                                        Reform or perish

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                                                                                                                                      • February 15, 2008
                                                                                                                                        The truth shall set you free

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                                                                                                                                      • February 8, 2008
                                                                                                                                        Changing and staying the same

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                                                                                                                                      • February 1, 2008
                                                                                                                                        Taxing smoking to death

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                                                                                                                                      • March 28, 2008
                                                                                                                                        A record (not) to be proud of

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                                                                                                                                      • March 14, 2008
                                                                                                                                        We are not living a fairy tale

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                                                                                                                                      • April 25, 2008
                                                                                                                                        A land of (lost) opportunity

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                                                                                                                                      • April 18, 2008
                                                                                                                                        The staff of life

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                                                                                                                                      • April 11, 2008
                                                                                                                                        You must oil the machine

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                                                                                                                                      • April 4, 2008
                                                                                                                                        A small lot is not a lot

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                                                                                                                                      • May 30, 2008
                                                                                                                                        There’s no free lunch

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                                                                                                                                      • May 23, 2008
                                                                                                                                        Would you invest?

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                                                                                                                                      • May 9, 2008
                                                                                                                                        A zoo to call our own

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                                                                                                                                      • May 2, 2008
                                                                                                                                        Animals aren’t animals

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                                                                                                                                      • June 27, 2008
                                                                                                                                        Handouts are cop-outs

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                                                                                                                                      • June 20, 2008
                                                                                                                                        A powerful lesson in history

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                                                                                                                                      • June 6, 2008
                                                                                                                                        A knee jerk can hit you in the face

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                                                                                                                                      • July 25, 2008
                                                                                                                                        I am pro-life

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                                                                                                                                      • July 18, 2008
                                                                                                                                        From the ghostwriter

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                                                                                                                                      • July 4, 2008
                                                                                                                                        The groom didn’t come

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                                                                                                                                      • September 26, 2008
                                                                                                                                        Play the game fairly

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                                                                                                                                      • September 19, 2008
                                                                                                                                        Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble

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                                                                                                                                      • October 31, 2008
                                                                                                                                        A time to cry

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                                                                                                                                      • October 24, 2008
                                                                                                                                        A tectonic change is needed

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                                                                                                                                      • October 17, 2008
                                                                                                                                        Golf lessons

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                                                                                                                                      • October 10, 2008
                                                                                                                                        Fair play

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                                                                                                                                      • November 21, 2008
                                                                                                                                        Lies and statistics

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                                                                                                                                      • November 14, 2008
                                                                                                                                        Twenty years and counting

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                                                                                                                                      • November 7, 2008
                                                                                                                                        Out of the box

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                                                                                                                                      'Like it is' column in the Manila Standard 2007



                                                                                                                                      • January 26, 2007
                                                                                                                                        English spoke like she is

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                                                                                                                                      • January 19, 2007
                                                                                                                                        The government should keep its hands off business

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                                                                                                                                      • January 12, 2007
                                                                                                                                        E comes before P

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                                                                                                                                      • January 5, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Things can go wrong

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                                                                                                                                      • January 2, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Crystal balls don’t work here

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                                                                                                                                      • February 23, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Do you want a job or not?

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                                                                                                                                      • February 16, 2007
                                                                                                                                        We are not an island

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                                                                                                                                      • February 9, 2007
                                                                                                                                        You don’t need to see to have vision

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                                                                                                                                      • February 2, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Business does it better

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                                                                                                                                      • March 30, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Learn to fish

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                                                                                                                                      • March 23, 2007
                                                                                                                                        It’s time for a holiday

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                                                                                                                                      • March 16, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Is what you see is what you get?

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                                                                                                                                      • March 9, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Open up the skies

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                                                                                                                                      • March 2, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Getting bio-fuels right

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                                                                                                                                      • April 27, 2007
                                                                                                                                        The best laid plans of mice and men (3) (Conclusion)

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                                                                                                                                      • April 20, 2007
                                                                                                                                        The best laid plans of mice and men (2)

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                                                                                                                                      • April 13, 2007
                                                                                                                                        The best laid plans of mice and men (1)

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                                                                                                                                      • June 22, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Time for the courts to get out (Second of two parts)

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                                                                                                                                      • June 15, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Time for the courts to get out (First of two parts)

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                                                                                                                                      • June 8, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Get out of business

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                                                                                                                                      • June 1, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Commonsense isn’t common

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                                                                                                                                      • August 31, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Do good is no good

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                                                                                                                                      • August 17, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Education is English

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                                                                                                                                      • August 10, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Where’s the tsunami?

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                                                                                                                                      • August 3, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Grandfather is dead

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                                                                                                                                      • September 28, 2007
                                                                                                                                        The truth shall set you free

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                                                                                                                                      • September 21, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Will she or won’t she

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                                                                                                                                      • October 26, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Where’s the pot of gold

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                                                                                                                                      • October 19, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Home sweet home

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                                                                                                                                      • October 12, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Common sense isn’t common

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                                                                                                                                      • October 5, 2007
                                                                                                                                        A bottom dweller no more

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                                                                                                                                      • November 30, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Don’t be an ostrich

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                                                                                                                                      • November 23, 2007
                                                                                                                                        A level playing field is essential

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                                                                                                                                      • November 16, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Do they truly care

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                                                                                                                                      • November 9, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Politics triumphs again

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                                                                                                                                      • December 21, 2007
                                                                                                                                        The year that was

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                                                                                                                                      • December 14, 2007
                                                                                                                                        A dichotomous economy

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                                                                                                                                      • December 7, 2007
                                                                                                                                        Time for a holiday

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                                                                                                                                      'Like it is' column in the Manila Standard 2006





                                                                                                                                        • February 17, 2006
                                                                                                                                          A promise broken

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                                                                                                                                        • February 3, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Get rich, be happy

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                                                                                                                                        • March 31, 2006
                                                                                                                                          A time to cry? You be the judge

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                                                                                                                                        • March 16, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Here we go again

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                                                                                                                                        • March 10, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Promises, promises

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                                                                                                                                        • March 3, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Do you want it or not?

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                                                                                                                                        • April 21, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Strong is not what it seems

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                                                                                                                                        • April 7, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Let’s just do it

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                                                                                                                                        • May 26, 2006
                                                                                                                                          ‘Enchanted Kingdom’ or Earthly Airport?

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                                                                                                                                        • May 12, 2006
                                                                                                                                          There’s no room for hypocrites

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                                                                                                                                        • May 5, 2006
                                                                                                                                          The cap doesn’t fit

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                                                                                                                                        • June 30, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Are unions antijob?

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                                                                                                                                        • June 23, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Dig copper out of the ground

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                                                                                                                                        • June 12, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Read the Bible

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                                                                                                                                        • June 9, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Smoke and mirrors

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                                                                                                                                        • June 2, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Do you want cheaper electricity?

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                                                                                                                                        • July 28, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Where there’s a will…

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                                                                                                                                        • July 21, 2006
                                                                                                                                          What she should say

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                                                                                                                                        • July 14, 2006
                                                                                                                                          The good that (Wo)men do… Part 2

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                                                                                                                                        • July 7, 2006
                                                                                                                                          The good that (Wo)men do… Part 1

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                                                                                                                                        • August 25, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Actions speak louder than words

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                                                                                                                                        • August 18, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Water, water everywhere

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                                                                                                                                        • August 11, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Face reality

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                                                                                                                                        • August 4, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Dotting the ‘I’s,’ crossing the ‘T’s’

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                                                                                                                                        • September 22, 2006
                                                                                                                                          The road less traveled

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                                                                                                                                        • September 15, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Will they come, or won’t they?

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                                                                                                                                        • September 8, 2006
                                                                                                                                          The consumer is king

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                                                                                                                                        • September 1, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Sanctity is not just a word

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                                                                                                                                        • October 27, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Let’s do it right—for once

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                                                                                                                                        • October 20, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Courting disaster

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                                                                                                                                        • October 13, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Actions speak louder than words

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                                                                                                                                        • October 6, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Go fish

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                                                                                                                                        • November 24, 2006
                                                                                                                                          You can’t live on beer alone

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                                                                                                                                        • November 17, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Responsibility is not one-sided

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                                                                                                                                        • November 10, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Hello, are you listening

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                                                                                                                                        • November 4, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Independence

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                                                                                                                                        • December 29, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Crystal balls don’t work here Part 1

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                                                                                                                                        • December 22, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Time for a holiday

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                                                                                                                                        • December 15, 2006
                                                                                                                                          Three strikes and you’re out

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                                                                                                                                        • December 8, 2006
                                                                                                                                          A con game?

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                                                                                                                                        'Like it is' column in the Manila Standard 2005



                                                                                                                                        • January 31, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Piatco: a takeover so we can take off

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                                                                                                                                        • January 26, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Let’s have a fire sale!

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                                                                                                                                        • January 14, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Dr. Dayrit, please stick to medicine

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                                                                                                                                        • February 25, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Pay now, or suffer later

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                                                                                                                                        • February 18, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Back to school

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                                                                                                                                        • February 14, 2005
                                                                                                                                          If you can’t say anything nice don’t say it

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                                                                                                                                        • February 10, 2005
                                                                                                                                          VAT, a leadership challenge

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                                                                                                                                        • March 30, 2005
                                                                                                                                          There’s is no time for compromise

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                                                                                                                                        • March 17, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Detaining bankers was Senate’s folly

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                                                                                                                                        • April 29, 2005
                                                                                                                                          If Pakistan can do it, why can’t we?

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                                                                                                                                        • April 22, 2005
                                                                                                                                          It’s 12% or end of jobs

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                                                                                                                                        • April 11, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Whistling in the dark

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                                                                                                                                        • May 28, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Make it legal

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                                                                                                                                        • May 17, 2005
                                                                                                                                          The numbers say it all Part 2

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                                                                                                                                        • May 16, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Low quality of education: The numbers say it all Part 1

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                                                                                                                                        • May 7, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Teaching the blind to see (No, not the politicians)

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                                                                                                                                        • May 6, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Think straight: Subsidies make us poor

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                                                                                                                                        • July 30, 2005
                                                                                                                                          A Sona that made only one point

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                                                                                                                                        • July 23, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Let’s just open it (Not the tapes)

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                                                                                                                                        • July 15, 2005
                                                                                                                                          A nation in crisis

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                                                                                                                                        • July 9, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Who’s side is the Court on?

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                                                                                                                                        • July 1, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Not all eggs are bad

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                                                                                                                                        • August 29, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Year-round holiday, anyone?

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                                                                                                                                        • August 26, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Time for change?

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                                                                                                                                        • August 19, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Poised for take-off

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                                                                                                                                        • August 6, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Morality isn’t grey

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                                                                                                                                        • September 23, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Time to think straight

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                                                                                                                                        • September 15, 2005
                                                                                                                                          It’s the economy stupid, but no it isn’t, it’s politics

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                                                                                                                                        • September 5, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Congress needs to act in crisis mode, too

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                                                                                                                                        • October 31, 2005
                                                                                                                                          ‘Facing the truth’

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                                                                                                                                        • October 17, 2005
                                                                                                                                          I’m against emergency rule

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                                                                                                                                        • October 10, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Protecting the past at the future’s expense

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                                                                                                                                        • November 28, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Economy poised for takeoff

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                                                                                                                                        • November 11, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Let’s face reality

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                                                                                                                                        • December 9, 2005
                                                                                                                                          A rich country pretending to be poor

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                                                                                                                                        • December 5, 2005
                                                                                                                                          Time for a change

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                                                                                                                                        'Like it is' column in the Manila Standard 2004















                                                                                                                                                    • July 28, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      Wrong problem, wrong analysis, wrong solution

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                                                                                                                                                    • July 26, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      Educated workforce attracts investments, primes the economy

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                                                                                                                                                    • July 14, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      Where to, Philippines?

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                                                                                                                                                    • July 13, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      Countries that regulate least are on the lead

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                                                                                                                                                    • July 9, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      Power or the lack of it – which will it be? Part 2

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                                                                                                                                                    • July 8, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      Power or the lack of it – which will it be? Part 1

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                                                                                                                                                    • August 25, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      Show us the money honey

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                                                                                                                                                    • August 16, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      Will the Philippines prove Malthus right?

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                                                                                                                                                    • August 15, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      Wallace in Standard starting tomorrow

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                                                                                                                                                    • September 30, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      We earn more $$ than we spend

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                                                                                                                                                    • September 25, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      The road less traveled

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                                                                                                                                                    • September 16, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      Will they bite the bullet

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                                                                                                                                                    • September 6, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      Nero fiddled while Rome burned

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                                                                                                                                                    • October 22, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      Some good things about RP economy

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                                                                                                                                                    • October 18, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      Déjà vu: We keep talking — but don’t do anything

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                                                                                                                                                    • October 13, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      To tax or not to tax, that is the question

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                                                                                                                                                    • October 4, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      Death and taxes

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                                                                                                                                                    • October 2, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      Tee off after 40

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                                                                                                                                                    • November 25, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

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                                                                                                                                                    • November 20, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      The institution, not the individual

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                                                                                                                                                    • November 19, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      War is a Dirty Business

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                                                                                                                                                    • November 12, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      After 457 hearings, not one bill filed

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                                                                                                                                                    • November 1, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      There’s gold in them thar hills

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                                                                                                                                                    • December 27, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      Who’s fooling who?

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                                                                                                                                                    • December 21, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      Kudos in Crisis

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                                                                                                                                                    • December 16, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      Rich or poor? Mining can make the difference

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                                                                                                                                                    • December 10, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      Rush decisions are rash decisions

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                                                                                                                                                    • December 3, 2004
                                                                                                                                                      There’s a gold mine at rainbow’s end

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