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Friday, 14 December 2018

Commentary

When your father is Luis Araneta

Christmas is one time of the year when we think of loved ones who are no longer with us. They include our parents, of...

One vote

There’s still hope for the swimming community — that’s all I can say. Last week, when we — former Olympians — reached out to the...

Emission cheaters

It should not be difficult to know where to pin the blame when we heard the news about dozens of private emission testing centers...

Credibility needs polishing

The Commission on Audit (CoA) needs to remove the kinks in its credibility created by the selective audit of the 2007 to 2009 Priority...

China aid or investment?

Gone are the days of Mao’s China when overseas assistance or aid meant support for newly independent countries in the ’50s and ’60s. This...

Christmas wishes 2018

On this same day, 17 years ago, in 2001, I wrote in a newspaper column about the type of Christmas we were celebrating then....

The pigs return

If the previous administration had its notorious Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and its diabolical mutation, the Benigno Aquino III signature Disbursement Acceleration Program...

Yearly budget pork ‘scandal’

Yearly, when budget time comes around, there are always cries of pork barrel insertions, which one party, usually Sen. Panfilo Lacson, is known to...

Thinking about growth

Who would ever forget Nobel Laureate Robert Lucas of the famed Lucas critique who once wrote that after one starts to think about growth,...