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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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      '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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