THE SOLUTION
The original cover, published on February 2014.

By Miguel Raymundo

(Editor’s note: The following article is a reprint of OpinYon’s cover story which was published on February 17, 2014.)

THE scenario is ripe for the election of a President like Rodrigo Duterte. The Philippines is almost a failed state and many indicators support this perception. Laws are not obeyed, and worse, even used to fleece money from citizens.

President Benigno S. Aquino III does not respect the Constitution and openly violates the laws of the land.

Lately, this has become obvious in the public concern over the legitimacy of…

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FB Post Pick of the Week: #PCOSElectionFraud


From Glenn Chong

Sa paghahambing ng dalawang petisyong ito, makikita natin na pwede naman pala talagang sagutin ng COMELEC at Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) ang petisyong hinain ng 5 arsobispo, 3 obispo at ibang pang mga kasamahan nito 6 buwan na ang lumipas. Pero ang ginawa nila ay humingi ng humingi ng palugit hanggang umabot na sa 90 araw lahat. Kaya hanggang ngayon, hindi pa madesisyunan ng Korte Suprema ang petisyon ito laban sa COMELEC.

Pero kung gugustuhin naman ng COMELEC na sumagot agad, ginagawa naman nila ito tulad ng petisyon laban sa No Bio, No Boto at…

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Coming soon: Bullet train and subways?

Could the ‘bullet train’ zoom through our thoroughfares? Could the huge Metro Manila traffic mess be a thing of the past with the subways?

Hiroaki Nakanishi, CEO and Chairman of the Japanese engineering behemoth Hitachi, the builder of the Shinkansen or the “bullet train,” has expressed interest in participating in the Philippine government’s plan to improve the transport network in Metro Manila.

Nakanishi confirmed it at the opening of the Social Innovation Forum, a two-day event that HItachi had organized. He said that Hitachi, Japanese and Philippine Officials were in talks about infrastructure and transport projects, particularly aimed at improving…

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P123.7-B PPP projects up for okay by NEDA, P-Noy

Five public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects worth P123.7 billion will be discussed and approved by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board, chaired by President Aquino, tentatively set first half of November 2015.

The PPP projects will be undertaken by four government agencies, led by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), according to PPP Center executive director Cosette V. Canilao, during a recent forum organized by the Center for Scientific Research and Strategic Development Inc. (CSRSDI).

The five PPP projects include the:

• P74.6-B Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) project.…

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The Presidency Is A Serious Matter

How serious are some of the candidates running in next year’s elections?

The question has been tossed by a certain Dr. Sylvia Estrada Claudio to Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago through an open letter, which circulated in the social media.

Claudio urged Sen. Santiago to release to the public her medical records to prove that she’s physically fit to take on the presidency, in the event that she wins in the May 2016 elections.

Her call is also seen as a challenge to Sen. Santiago in proving her sincerity to be the country’s next president, an opportunity that she has repeatedly been…

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