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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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