Editorial & Opinion

Small Fry

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Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales seems all over the place all the time these days, suspending and dismissing mid-level government officials for alleged corruption. And that’s well and good, really - except that I never hear Morales going after the real big fish.

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Secret deals

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You want to talk about secret deals? Okay, let’s talk about secret deals entered into by this truly secretive administration.

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Raffle them off!

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A friend has proposed that, since the Nacionalista Party has three members running for vice president without presidential candidates, and because three people seeking the presidency still don’t have a running mate, perhaps a raffle is in order.

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Kris saves the day

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Here’s an update on Plan D, the alleged plot of the increasingly desperate and still running mate-less Mar Roxas to draft presidential sister Kris Aquino as his vice presidential candidate under the Liberal Party’s banner: It just got a little more real.

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Damn statistics

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It was the great journalist and writer Mark Twain who classified lies into three kinds: “There are lies, damn lies and statistics.”

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No means no

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“No means no,” was a popular slogan years back, when the phenomenon of date rape first hit the headlines. In the current political situation, the people who want Senator Grace Poe to become the Liberal Party’s vice presidential candidate should be reminded that when a woman turns down their overtures, continuing to pursue her could qualify as rape.

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Humdinger

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Now that Senator Grace Poe has declared for the presidency, the battle for the highest post in the land has been joined. Assuming that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte makes good on his vow not to run for president, the race for Malacañang promises to be a humdinger, a three-cornered fight that looks to go down the wire.

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Selective justice

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It’s Groundhog Day in Makati. Or is it still Selective Justice Week?

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A perfect storm

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Vehicular volume is the cause of Metro Manila’s horrendous traffic. And if you believe that, you’re more gullible than Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino and his boss, President Noynoy Aquino, combined.

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Tension in Chinatown

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Not a lot of people talk about it, but it’s an issue that has to be confronted sooner or later: What’s the large ethnic Chinese community’s position on the growing tension between Manila and Beijing over the West Philippine Sea?

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