Commentaries (180)

The forgotten war on poverty

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 13:07 Written by
  THE WAR on poverty now appears to be a forgotten war. We have been waging war against it, but the problem is that numbers do not lie. In fact, one does not have to look for government statistics. One…

A VIEW FROM THE CENTER: Federalism trumps unitarism economically

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:20 Written by
  Where does economic value added really come from? A good economist will tell you that value added ultimately comes from human ideas, which in turn come from learning based on actual results, what is fashionably termed now as “evidence-based.”…

Costliest

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:15 Written by
  Our economic managers fully intend to move our economy to a higher growth plane between now and 2040. From 2017 onwards, we intend to maintain a GDP growth rate of 7% or more.On a sustained 7% growth rate, the…

KRIS-CROSSING MINDANAO: History beyond Bud Dajo obscured

Monday, 26 September 2016 11:07 Written by
IT WAS the Maguindanao Moro filmmaker Teng Mangansakan who alerted me to a forgotten past. Last August, Teng revisited the place that had become rather obscure in the Mindanao mind. It is called Malisbong, but few would want to remember…

‘Daang Duterte’

Saturday, 24 September 2016 10:29 Written by
The Duterte administration will complete its first 100 days two weeks from now, but even now has made it undeniably clear that change has come—and how! Perhaps many would view these first 100 days as unprecedentedly replete with fundamental changes…

Saga

Friday, 23 September 2016 11:49 Written by
From the looks of it, we are in for another one of those protracted congressional hearings that go on and on as would a saga, an epic or a telenovela.The hearing at the House last Tuesday consumed my day. I…

A VIEW FROM THE CENTER: Federalism’s advantages over unitarism

Thursday, 22 September 2016 11:19 Written by
Why is it that a huge majority of Filipinos choose a federally managed country as a target of migration (US, Australia, European)? Freedom loving people seem to intuitively know the advantages and beauty of a federal country over one like…

Saving Duterte

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 11:56 Written by
“THE STRONG do as they will... The weak suffer as they must.”The Greek historian Thucydides made that memorable observation to describe the behavior of states as they struggled for power and survival in the Aegean region in 416 B.C. One…
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