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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 13, 2018
    Can Congress act?

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  • September 6, 2018
    Caring for the elderly

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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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