Editorial & Opinion

A strange incident

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President Noynoy Aquino didn’t plan on staying nine days in Zamboanga City originally. But it appears that he was forced to do so, because the military and his own security group decided that he was safer there until the threat of an alleged plot to remove him from office was evaluated.

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Solidarity — not!

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To those happy with the official audit of Congress funds that stopped in 2009, the 1987 Constitution may be a wet blanket.

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To paraphrase someone famous, who was unfortunately not speaking in reference to Senate President Franklin Drilon: “Saan ka kumukuha ng kapal ng mukha?”

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One time, big time

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As presidential promises go, this one was definitely underwhelming. In less than a month, according to President Noynoy Aquino, a plan to finally address deeply entrenched corruption at the Bureau of Customs will be unveiled.

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Nobody home

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When the President says he has to be in Zamboanga to oversee military operations and improve the morale of the troops, how can we be sure if that’s where he really is? More importantly, is it the President’s job to act like he’s some sort of military field commander at all?

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SP Flip-flop

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Yes, that’s Senate President Franklin “Flip-flop” Drilon. And since it’s not the first time that Drilon is going to be elevated to the third-highest position in the land, it is only fitting that he should also backtrack shamelessly—and oh so quickly—on an opinion that he was supposed to have held with all the conviction that he could muster.

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Taking us for a ride

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Where ordinary people see a calamity, the more adept see a propaganda opportunity. Or a chance to revive a flagging showbiz career.

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Tick tock

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It’s easy to wave the flag and say: “Who needs jobs in Taiwan, anyway?” Just don’t say that to 10,000 workers who have already lost good-paying work there in the past month.

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Doormats and yes-men

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How true is it that the resignation of National Bureau of Investigation Director Nonnatus Rojas is actually connected with the controversial shelving by NBI of the case against certain officials of the agency that runs the government’s casinos who served in the previous administration?

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‘Walang himala’

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At least the traffic, which President Noynoy Aquino once said was a sign of robust economic growth, is as bad as ever or even worse than before. But the fact is, the Aquino administration never mentions the stock market anymore, now that it is suffering almost daily reversals due to  developments overseas that the government in Manila had nothing whatsoever to do with.

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