Commentaries (179)

We are the Elite

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 11:43 Written by
  Dear family and friends outside of Davao,It doesn't really matter who wins, we will still be prosperous. We will still be complaining about things like traffic while being driven in our European cars on our way to play 18…

A vote for our future

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 17:43 Written by
  MAYOR Rodrigo Duterte was our guest at a recent meeting of the Management Association of the Philippines and the Makati Business Club. He is now the frontrunner in the presidential race, and Election Day is only a few days…

‘Darkness’ threatening PH democracy, ex-CJ Puno warns

Friday, 29 April 2016 16:59 Written by
  LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines—Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno on Friday warned of the “darkness” threatening the democratic foundations of the country.“A government run only by a few is a democratic failure as there is the exclusivity of the elite to…


Sunday, 01 May 2016 08:01 Written by
May 9 is just around the corner. Have you finally made a choice? Is that now an irrevocable choice? Based on present circumstances, we are hurtling towards a presidential election that is like no other in recent past.

The myth of powerful parties

Sunday, 17 April 2016 21:34 Written by
  The media are replete with reports about the ongoing nomination process for the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States. Though the US presidential election to choose the successor of President Barack Obama will be held in November,…

Anti-Political Dynasty Bill

Thursday, 03 March 2016 12:43 Written by
Most of the candidates vying for positions in the coming elections are not new to us. In fact, we've known their parents, siblings or even children who held public office in various posts. The political, social, and economic impacts of…

Regional growth, poverty reduction in an open economy

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 12:38 Written by
  While globalization has been around for some time, and many countries have been part of it in one way or another, economic openness has assumed greater significance for the Philippines with the Asean Economic Community officially in full gear…


Sunday, 03 April 2016 11:17 Written by
  Opinion surveys almost by definition capture only people’s whims at the moment, and often do not reflect well-considered views, except perhaps when such a survey is conducted a few weeks before the actual election.
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