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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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              '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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