AYALA MUSCLE

THIS business conglomerate is old money, mega bucks even before Chinese names dominated Philippine business. This corporate giant builds cities. This company promises to make our lives better.

This enterprise is at the top in the list of companies with high level of involvement on corporate social responsibility (CSR). Most think it does not involve itself in government shenanigans. It is generally perceived as clean and not involved in government corruption.

It is Ayala Group of Companies owned by the family Jaime Zobel de Ayala, no. 7 on the list of the country’s wealthiest, reported to have a networth of…

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(GRRRRR!) HELLISH!

 

GIVEN the severe punishment being endured daily by millions of motorists and commuters due to hellish traffic situation in Metro Manila, there is an extreme urgency for the incoming Duterte administration to look for and introduce quick yet effective solutions.

EXTRAORDINARY COMMITMENT

However, there is no need to give incoming President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers as proposed by some quarters.

Rather what is needed is an extraordinary commitment and dedication especially by the people he assigned to address the transport woes.

These newly appointed officials led by Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade should not forget that they are there to serve…

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INJUSTICE SECRETARY
Photo courtesy of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ)


SOME guys have all the luck.

Such is the case of incoming Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II who despite his questionable background and record as a practicing lawyer was still chosen by newly proclaimed President Rodrigo R. Duterte as one of the members of his soon to be formed Cabinet.

PARTIALLY CORRECT

In his first media briefing after his formal proclamation, Duterte admitted he was having a hard time choosing his Cabinet members but he assured the nation that his nominees are ‘all men of honesty and integrity’.

Duterte is only…

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FREE GMA!
Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo arrives on a wheelchair for a flight to Hong Kong at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, in this November 15, 2011 file photo. Photo by Reuters

ILLEGAL and arbitrary.

This is how some groups including the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) have described the continued detention of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo based on what they claim as flimsy and trumped-up charges.

This developed as efforts to release former Arroyo from detention gathered momentum following the acquittal of former Comelec Commissioner Benjamin Abalos from graft charges in connection with the much-maligned NBN- ZTE deal.

International…

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D-DAY!
Photo by Aaron Favila/Associated Press

ALL BETS are on the table!

All roads lead to polling centers today as people from all walks of life troop to Comelec designated areas all over the country to cast their vote that will determine the leaders especially the next president who will take over the reins of this long- suffering nation for the next six years.


GREATER CHASM BETWEEN THE RICH AND POOR

Ever since the birth of our young democracy a little less than a century ago, several presidential elections have already been held with each exercise offering a fresh ray of hope…

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