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Punish the rich!

The idea of “inclusive economic growth” is one of those thoughts that everyone seems to know what it means, but no one can offer an accurate and pragmatic application. Politicians like to stand onstage and say, “We must work...

50 years of success

Under the chairmanship of the Philippines, the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit opened on Wednesday at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City with the theme “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World”. This is the...
The Asean is holding its 30th summit meeting in Manila to assess the progress of the Asean Economic Community (AEC), launched two years ago in Kuala Lumpur. Seen as an ambitious plan to integrate the mostly struggling economies of...

Coal-free country

Last Friday, coinciding with Earth Day celebrations worldwide, Britain’s National Grid announced to the media it produced 24 hours of electricity without burning coal, the first time Britain’s power went coal-free in 135 years. “First coal-free day in Britain since...

Colonies: A bad investment

The Age of Exploration by the European countries from the end of the 15th century to the 18th century certainly seemed like a good idea at the time. Travelers and traders had since the 8th century been moving goods...
The concern about false and inaccurate news items distributed to malign or push a particular agenda is global. All social-media platforms have disclosed that literally millions of their accounts are fake. Facebook just deleted 30,000 accounts that they deemed...

A severe threat

Here’s alarming news that can kill the joy of eating chicken: Researchers at the University of the Philippines have discovered that poultry products sold in 15 wet markets and 15 supermarkets in Metro Manila were contaminated with drug-resistant Campylobacter...

Analysis paralysis

For years, past administrations have relied on statistical agencies to provide the necessary data that would enable officials to make intelligent decisions concerning the rice supply-and-demand situation. Before the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) was set up, the Department of...
It’s not unusual for those who help a president win an election to land plum assignments after the campaign is over. Indeed, soliciting appointments in much sought-after government posts is de rigueur in Philippine patronage politics, a sad standard...
The biggest story of this past Holy Week was not about the United States using its biggest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan. It was not North Korea threatening to attack South Korea if provoked by the US. The “Big Story”...