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Selfegulation, really?

Bencyrus Ellorin AT first glance, I thought the decision of the local chapter of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP) to discipline one of its members was what most people have been wishing for––for the organization of broadcasters to police its own ranks. It would seem that suddenly, the …

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Another kind of ‘CPA’

Ben Contreras THE Commission on Audit has many certified public accountants. But another CPA, conceptualized by the then COA chair Grace Pulita Tan, is being promoted by this agency. It’s Citizen Participatory Audit. COA formed itself into clusters. Each cluster addresses a particular government agency or department. With a force of …

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Better late than never

Egay Uy TO put it more politely and with finesse, some politicians may be likened to butterflies, sipping the sweetness of nectar from flower to flower. They are the kind who simply do their job after assuming office, without regard to obstacles put up by obstructionists.  But then, others can …

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Bloody revolution awaits PH

Batas Mauricio THIS is the next part now of the document entitled “A Proposal for a Change in Governance” which was sent to me for comment by Guillermo Cunanan, former general manager of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, a member of Class 1966 of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), and …

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Simply over

Fr. Roy Cimagala MEDIA is funny. Obviously, not all the time, but I must say, very many times. A public thing and invested with the sublime and delicate duty to report the truth in the highest standards of objectivity and fairness, it plays a precarious role as it has to …

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Oro’s ‘NPAs’

Letter to the Editor CITY hall is awash with non-performing assets who are either Dongkoy’s avid dogs or members of Oca’s Department of No Work. Just keep watch at the city hall canteen and you will find these employees either smoking cigarettes, chatting, eating, engaging in small talk, or just …

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Our muckrakers

Butch Bagabuyo “The men with the muckrake are often indispensable to the well-being of society but only if they know when to stop raking the muck.”– President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) THE reason why I’m convinced the press is the muckraker is because I remember vividly in my grade school days when …

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Damn the Internet service guys

Ben Contreras SOMEONE called up, offering an upgraded Internet service. I said, “No, it’s the same old trick that gives us fast service in the beginning and end up in a matter of months, lousy and crawling service.” The only fast, nay, immediate service we get from them is cutting …

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Elections promote division

Churchill Aguilar IF there is one bitter truth I learned in my line of work, it’s the sad fact that elections, be it national or local, divide the community for good (for most part for bad, really). As a democratic country, the elections are what define us as a free …

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No candidate, no boto

Netnet Camomot THERE he was yesterday morning at Robinsons lining up at the Comelec Satellite Registration after realizing he might not be able to vote for his favorite District 2 congressman due to Comelec’s mantra “No Bio No Boto.” Hmmm, haven’t you noticed? If you add T to the right …

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