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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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