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GMA’s endorsed culture of impunity FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 12/23/2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


GMA’s endorsed culture of impunity


FRONTLINE

Ninez Cacho-Olivares
12/23/2009

There’s hardly any question about it: The Ampatuans and other political warlords wouldn’t have been as powerful and as abusive, with their utter disregard and disrepect for the laws of the land, if Gloria Arroyo’s style of political patronage had not been practiced and if she laid down the law for all of them — whether the Ampatuans, or all other warlords, many of whom are even seen in her company to this day.

The thing is that Gloria coddled them, mainly because she needs them .... MORE


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Memories of a Christmas abroad ZOOMING IN Rudy Romero 12/23/2009



Memories of a Christmas abroad



ZOOMING IN

Rudy Romero
12/23/2009

Every person who attaches special meaning to what is considered the most important event in the Christian calendar remembers with particular fondness, for one reason or another, one or more past Christmases. I am no exception, and there are at least three Christmases the remembrance of which fills me with heart-tugging nostalgia. One of them way my first Christmas abroad.

The place was London, the year was 1949.... MORE


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A blessed Christmas to all MR. EXPOSE Amb. Ernesto Maceda 12/23/2009


A blessed Christmas to all


MR. EXPOSE

Amb. Ernesto Maceda
12/23/2009

To all our friends and readers, a blessed Christmas and our sincerest wishes and hopes for a better, less calamitous, less deadly new year.

Let’s thank the Lord for our surviving 2009, for keeping the roof over our heads and keeping our families safe..... MORE


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On revenues: RFID on Sicpa’s challenge C.R.O.S.S.R.O.A.D.S Jonathan De la Cruz 12/23/2009


On revenues: RFID on Sicpa’s challenge


C.R.O.S.S.R.O.A.D.S

Jonathan De la Cruz
12/23/2009

With a projected budget deficit of P277 billion in 2009 and possibly an even bigger one in 2010, can anybody blame Finance Secretary Gary Teves if he and his team scour the entire breadth and length of the archipelago looking for ways to close that gap? Indeed, only the most rabid if not irresponsible critic will start throwing bombs at Teves and his team for this sad development.

For if truth be told, perennial budget deficits are not exclusive.... MORE


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