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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 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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                '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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