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'Like it is' column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer 2020



  • January 30, 2020
    A culture of health

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  • January 23, 2020
    Still one of Asia’s fastest (Part 2)

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  • January 16, 2020
    Still one of Asia’s fastest

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  • January 9, 2020
    Sue the people

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  • January 2, 2020
    Let’s not hope

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  • February 20, 2020
    Controlling the market

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  • February 13, 2020
    Don’t risk it

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  • February 6, 2020
    Getting UHC to work

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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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                      • March 28, 2019
                        The lifeblood of a nation

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                      • March 21, 2019
                        You are sweet enough

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                      • March 14, 2019
                        We have stability

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                      • March 7, 2019
                        Apocalypse

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                      • April 25, 2019
                        It’s not a bomb

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                      • April 18, 2019
                        Don’t go powerless

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                      • April 11, 2019
                        The disaster that is agriculture (time to change it) (Conclusion)

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                      • April 4, 2019
                        The disaster that is agriculture (time to change it) (Part 1)

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                      • May 30, 2019
                        Education frees the people (Part 1)

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                      • May 23, 2019
                        It’s up to Congress

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                      • May 16, 2019
                        You must pay what it costs

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                      • May 9, 2019
                        Our kids’ heroes

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                      • May 2, 2019
                        No rotten eggs

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                      • July 25, 2019
                        Look after baby

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                      • July 18, 2019
                        Health for all

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                      • July 8, 2019
                        Smoking kills, vaping doesn’t

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                      • July 4, 2019
                        We know what to do

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                      • August 29, 2019
                        Embrace the world

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                      • August 8, 2019
                        Is this a turning point?

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                      • August 1, 2019
                        Tax reform now

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                      • September 26, 2019
                        A city without a toilet

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                      • September 19, 2019
                        PPP revival

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                      • September 12, 2019
                        More engineers and scientists, please

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                      • September 5, 2019
                        Hong Kong — No Manila — Maybe

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                      • October 31, 2019
                        A court in need of revolution

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                      • October 24, 2019
                        Burn it

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                      • October 17, 2019
                        It is an emergency

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                      • October 10, 2019
                        Livable cities

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                      • October 3, 2019
                        A revolution

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                      • November 21, 2019
                        Bad for business

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                      • November 14, 2019
                        Respect the mind

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                      • November 7, 2019
                        No gain without pain

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                      • December 26, 2019
                        Boxing day

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                      • December 19, 2019
                        Save lives

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                      • December 12, 2019
                        Don’t shoot the messenger

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                      • December 5, 2019
                        Pass the tax bill now

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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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