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My last talk with Ninoy Aquino
Friday, 09.26.2014, 01:22pm

President B. S. Aquino 3rd’s strong words in Boston, while recalling his father’s three year- medical furlough there, and his assassination at the Manila international airport upon his return on August 21, 1983, compel me to reveal for the first time a conversation I had with Ninoy Aquino at Harvard in the summer of 1982.

 

Exposed: The govt’s biggest boo-boo on the Yolanda fiasco
Thursday, 11.27.2014, 04:36pm
A year after the Yolanda disaster, the biggest boo-boo of President Aquino’s top officials tasked to deal with the Super Typhoon remained unexposed, or at least not given the appropriate media reportage. If our Senators are so fond of investigation, this is one issue they should probe—after all, the archipelago, again and again will be hit by super typhoons, and our nation can’t afford this yellow type of blunder.
World’s ultra-rich getting richer
Thursday, 11.27.2014, 04:32pm
WASHINGTON D.C.: A bare 0.004 percent of the world’s adult population controls nearly $30 trillion in assets, 13 percent of the world’s total wealth, according to a new study released on Thursday (Friday in Manila).
No land, no home
Thursday, 11.27.2014, 03:45pm

RECONSTRUCTION efforts in areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda, particularly the building of shelters for families who remain in evacuation centers, are hampered by the lack of safe relocation sites where new communities can be built.
Only 3 of 10 Pinoys believe in ‘tuwid na daan’
Wednesday, 10.29.2014, 02:05am
ONLY three out of 10 Filipinos, or less than 29 percent, believe in the Aquino administration’s principle of tuwid na daan (straight path), according to a survey by Pulse Asia that was reported on Monday.
Opinion surveys and voting-preference polls: The big difference
Tuesday, 10.28.2014, 02:08am
I’ve been a big critic of opinion surveys, especially when newspapers report them as banner headlines—a practice not just done anywhere else in the world.
The reason is that while opinion polls are legitimate research tools, to mystify their findings as  “the voice of the people” or as representing objective truth is to utterly misunderstand what they are.
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