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'Like it is' column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer 2018



  • January 25, 2018
    DENGVAXIA: The facts (First of 2 parts)

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  • January 18, 2018
    Let’s find them

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  • January 11, 2018
    Sequel to “(not) coming home for christmas”

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  • January 4, 2018
    A stable growth in 2018 (Full Version)

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  • February 22, 2018
    Public Health Workers Deserve More

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  • February 15, 2018
    Everybody can join the TRAIN (Conclusion)

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  • February 8, 2018
    Everybody can join the TRAIN (Part 1)

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  • February 1, 2018
    DENGVAXIA: The facts (Conclusion)

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                      'Like it is' column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer 2017



                      • January 26, 2017
                        One wins, one loses

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                      • January 19, 2017
                        Martial Law?

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                      • January 12, 2017
                        Do it all together

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                      • January 5, 2017
                        It’s the Brain

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                      • February 23, 2017
                        We can learn

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                      • February 16, 2017
                        The Philippines in an IT world

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                      • February 9, 2017
                        Who will trump Trump? (Conclusion)

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                      • February 2, 2017
                        Who will trump Trump? (Part 1)

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                      • April 27, 2017
                        More to learn

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                      • April 20, 2017
                        The next revolution (Conclusion)

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                      • April 13, 2017
                        The next revolution (First of two parts)

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                      • April 6, 2017
                        Tax Reforms now

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                      • June 29, 2017
                        An unnecessary regulation

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                      • June 22, 2017
                        Water, water everywhere

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                      • June 15, 2017
                        It’s better to work together

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                      • June 8, 2017
                        Think sensibly

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                      • June 1, 2017
                        Helping Others

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                      • July 27, 2017
                        Definitions

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                      • July 20, 2017
                        Horse and buggy or grab and uber?

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                      • July 13, 2017
                        A country’s honor

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                      • July 6, 2017
                        We need an holistic approach (1st of 2 parts)

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                      • August 31, 2017
                        One hour 40

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                      • August 24, 2017
                        Measurable goals (Conclusion)

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                      • August 17, 2017
                        Measurable goals (Part 1)

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                      • August 10, 2017
                        The only one

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                      • August 3, 2017
                        23 years and not counting

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                      • September 28, 2017
                        Taxing sweetness

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                      • September 21, 2017
                        International perception versus domestic reality (Full version)

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                      • September 14, 2017
                        Mother’s Love

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                      • September 7, 2017
                        Get in first

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                      • October 26, 2017
                        Attitude

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                      • October 19, 2017
                        You get what you pay for

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                      • October 12, 2017
                        Clogged courts and jails

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                      • October 5, 2017
                        My teacher my hero

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                      • November 30, 2017
                        Impatient about patience

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                      • November 23, 2017
                        More on tax

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                      • November 16, 2017
                        Taxes at the home stretch

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                      • November 9, 2017
                        Back again

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                      • November 2, 2017
                        It’s not only a weed

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                      • December 28, 2017
                        What I’d like to see in 2018

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                      • December 21, 2017
                        (Not) Home for Christmas

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                      • December 14, 2017
                        REVGOV: To be, or not to be (Full Version)

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                      • December 7, 2017
                        Do we want investors, or not?

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                      'Like it is' column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer 2016



                      • January 28, 2016
                        Aquino can do it  Part 2 of 2

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                      • January 21, 2016
                        Aquino Can Do It  PART 1 OF 2 

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                      • January 14, 2016
                        In Support of Others

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                      • January 7, 2016
                        Let’s tell them now

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                      • February 25, 2016
                        A Good Beginning

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                      • February 18, 2016
                        Damn the Torpedoes

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                      • February 11, 2016
                        It’s All about Jobs

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                      • February 4, 2016
                        It’s Time (Full version)

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                      • March 31, 2016
                        Tying them down

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                      • March 24, 2016
                        The great debacle   (Full version) 

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                      • March 17, 2016
                        More than Reading and Writing  (Full version) 

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                      • March 10, 2016
                        Health for everyone  

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                      • March 3, 2016
                        What choice will we have

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                      • April 28, 2016
                        The People’s Choice

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                      • April 21, 2016
                        A Different Voice

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                      • April 14, 2016
                        A night of jousting

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                      • April 7, 2016
                        Cut the Tape  

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                      • May 26, 2016
                        Transition

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                      • May 19, 2016
                        A clean Philippines 

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                      • May 12, 2016
                        A new era with President Duterte

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                      • May 5, 2016
                        What sort of President?

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                      • June 30, 2016
                        340 heads are better than one 

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                      • June 23, 2016
                        Meetings just work 

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                      • June 16, 2016
                        In Praise of… 

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                      • June 9, 2016
                        Duterte for Business

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                      • June 2, 2016
                        Think sensibly, amend the labor code 

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                      • July 28, 2016
                        Duterte’s SONA: Finally Beyond Promises

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                      • July 21, 2016
                        Intelligent trackways (Full version)

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                      • July 14, 2016
                        Makes you want to cry

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                      • July 7, 2016
                        A sensible annulment 

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                      • August 25, 2016
                        Let’s treat women fairly

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                      • August 18, 2016
                        Who’s the Asian tiger?

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                      • August 11, 2016
                        Ban bans

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                      • August 4, 2016
                        Can We Afford Cleanliness?

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                      • September 29, 2016
                        October 22

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                      • September 22, 2016
                        They can be done

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                      • September 15, 2016
                        Action not words

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                      • September 8, 2016
                        It’s a crisis (Full version)

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                      • September 1, 2016
                        Tax changes are coming (Full version)

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                      • October 27, 2016
                        Meeting a promise (Full version)

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                      • October 20, 2016
                        Get business on board

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                      • October 12, 2016
                        Taxes up in smoke

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                      • November 24, 2016
                        Will they be done

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                      • November 17, 2016
                        Pragmatism wins (FULL VERSION)

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                      • November 10, 2016
                        Lessons to learn (Conclusion)

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                      • November 3, 2016
                        Lessons to learn

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                      • December 29, 2016
                        Time for reflection

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                      • December 22, 2016
                        It was about business

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                      • December 15, 2016
                        What does it take?

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                      • December 8, 2016
                        A clever strategy?

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                      • December 1, 2016
                        It’s not an SC decision

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                      'Like it is' column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer 2015







                      • April 30, 2015
                        Tolerance

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                      • April 23, 2015
                        Aquino can recover from his dropped ratings

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                      • April 16, 2015
                        A tax revolution

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                      • April 9, 2015
                        A lifetime of unhappiness

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                      • April 2, 2015
                        Primum nil nocere

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                      • June 25, 2015
                        Can We Expect Action? (First of 2 parts)

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                      • June 18, 2015
                        President Aquino Is Not Alone

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                      • June 11, 2015
                        On Quality of Life, Dying Gracefully

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                      • June 3, 2015
                        China – A Bully on the Block

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                      • July 30, 2015
                        Infrastructure Brings Communities Together

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                      • July 23, 2015
                        Corporate Responsibility

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                      • July 16, 2015
                        Into the lion’s den

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                      • July 9, 2015
                        Get angry

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                      • July 2, 2015
                        Can We Expect Action? (Conclusion)

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                      • August 26, 2015
                        The Sweetest Things in Life Are…

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                      • August 20, 2015
                        Let’s Develop the South

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                      • August 13, 2015
                        Manila’s not the only place (Full version)

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                      • August 6, 2015
                        An Appeal to the President

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                      • September 24, 2015
                        Take Time to Ponder

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                      • September 17, 2015
                        Lost in transition

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                      • September 10, 2015
                        China must respect others

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                      • September 3, 2015
                        The things I love about the Philippines

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                      • October 29, 2015
                        It can be win‐win

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                      • October 22, 2015
                        How to pay for lower taxes

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                      • October 15, 2015
                        Decide for the national good

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                      • October 8, 2015
                        Proud to be Filipino

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                      • October 1, 2015
                        We need to know why

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                      • November 26, 2015
                        Doing Business is a Hazard

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                      • November 19, 2015
                        Government monopolies don’t work

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                      • November 12, 2015
                        Give the Consumer a Break

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                      • November 5, 2015
                        Congress has almost done it

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                      • December 31, 2015
                        Political Madness

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                      • December 24, 2015
                        A Year Gone By 

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                      • December 17, 2015
                        Credit where credit is due

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                      • December 10, 2015
                        Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

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                      • December 3, 2015
                        Some Final Good Acts

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