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'Like it is' column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer 2019



  • January 31, 2019
    Pork in a barrel

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  • January 24, 2019
    Are you scared or excited? (Part 2)

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  • January 17, 2019
    Are you scared or excited? (Part 1)

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  • January 10, 2019
    A top team

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  • January 3, 2019
    The Future (Part 2)

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  • February 28, 2019
    Healthcare without paper

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  • February 21, 2019
    Snails move faster

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  • February 14, 2019
    Saga of the towers

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  • February 7, 2019
    Don’t let your baby die

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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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                    • March 29, 2018
                      Remove the economic restrictions

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                    • March 22, 2018
                      What sort of government?

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                    • March 15, 2018
                      Should we amend the Constitution?

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                    • March 8, 2018
                      Don’t be a luddite

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                    • March 2, 2018
                      How to build infrastructure

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                    • May 31, 2018
                      Needed: A Tough Guy

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                    • May 24, 2018
                      Keep the train rolling (Full version)

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                    • May 17, 2018
                      TRAIN 2: Let’s just get it done (Full version)

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                    • May 10, 2018
                      The time for promises is over

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                    • May 3, 2018
                      Priority emergency powers

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                    • June 28, 2018
                      75 trucks

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                    • June 21, 2018
                      Health is Wealth

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                    • June 14, 2018
                      Strictly limit NFA’s role

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                    • June 7, 2018
                      TRAIN is not to blame

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                    • July 26, 2018
                      Now there’ll be action

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                    • July 19, 2018
                      Let’s accept mental health

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                    • July 12, 2018
                      Vision to reality

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                    • July 5, 2018
                      Doldrums?

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                    • August 30, 2018
                      Why doesn’t it improve?

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                    • August 23, 2018
                      Doing something right?

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                    • August 16, 2018
                      Trabaho will reduce your taxes

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                    • August 9, 2018
                      They didn’t understand

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                    • August 2, 2018
                      Hope to reality

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                    • September 27, 2018
                      Make our better world even better

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                    • September 20, 2018
                      A balanced view

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                    • September 13, 2018
                      Can Congress act?

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                    • September 6, 2018
                      Caring for the elderly

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                    • October 25, 2018
                      The Philippines: Where It’s At— Economically

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                    • October 18, 2018
                      Bring Filipino scientists home

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                    • October 11, 2018
                      Unsung heroes

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                    • October 4, 2018
                      Teachers define our future

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                    • November 29, 2018
                      Let market forces prevail

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                    • November 22, 2018
                      Clark a new capital in the making?

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                    • November 15, 2018
                      It’s not as bad as it looks

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                    • November 8, 2018
                      The Problem is Poverty

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                    • November 1, 2018
                      The Philippines: Where It’s At – Politically

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                    • December 27, 2018
                      The Future (Part 1)

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                    • December 20, 2018
                      The cradle

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                    • December 13, 2018
                      Time to let go you’ve done your bit

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                    • December 6, 2018
                      Let’s split it

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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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