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Diplomat
by Alex Magno - March 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Although he still has to dress properly for the role, President Duterte has proven himself a tireless and exemplary diplomat.
Benham
by Alex Magno - March 21, 2017 - 12:00am
Benham Rise is a large piece of pie, sitting astride the eastern coast of Luzon. Measured at 13.4 million hectares, the underwater plateau is actually larger than the Luzon land mass.
Poisoned
by Alex Magno - March 18, 2017 - 12:00am
Last Thursday, Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte.
Nuisance
by Alex Magno - March 16, 2017 - 12:00am
Every two weeks, it seems, Sen. Antonio Trillanes brings up an issue that he promises will lead to President Duterte’s ouster. Instead of filing a case and bringing his so-called ‘evidence’ to a...
Incompetent
by Alex Magno - March 14, 2017 - 12:00am
Today the Commission on Appointments (CA) panel hearing the confirmation case of DENR secretary-designate Regina Lopez meets in executive session. Few expect Lopez to be confirmed, considering the results of the...
Thugs
by Alex Magno - March 11, 2017 - 12:00am
How much more betrayal will President Rodrigo Duterte take before he decides negotiating with the communists in an exercise in futility?
Volatile
by Alex Magno - March 9, 2017 - 12:00am
Suddenly, East and Southeast Asia have become flashpoints. Tensions will adversely impact the global economy’s ability to grow.
Export
by Alex Magno - March 7, 2017 - 12:22am
There seems to be more bad news for us at the next turn.
P50.30
by Alex Magno - March 4, 2017 - 12:00am
This is not the best of times for the Philippine peso. Its exchange rate slid below the psychologically important P50:$1 threshold.
Hydropower
by Alex Magno - March 2, 2017 - 12:00am
This might be news for some: the Philippines is well ahead of most other countries, including some of the most developed ones, in the amount of renewable energy (RE) production in its total energy mix.
Feud
by Alex Magno - February 28, 2017 - 10:33pm
They used to be the best of friends. Now they appear to be the worst of enemies.
Greener
by Alex Magno - February 25, 2017 - 10:19pm
There appears to be a television campaign to discredit the use of coal to generate power. The campaign touches on the right environmentalist buttons even as it grossly oversimplifies our energy-mix options.
Genomics
by Alex Magno - February 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Our health sector is sick. It is very sick.
Worldview
by Alex Magno - February 21, 2017 - 10:45pm
Worldview FIRST PERSON Alex Magno Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov is an exceptionally articulate man. Speaking last week, he described the world as having moved to a “post-post-Cold War”...
Hobbled
by Alex Magno - February 18, 2017 - 11:37pm
It is a rare moment where observing American politics is actually more interesting than observing political developments at home.
Scourge
by Alex Magno - February 16, 2017 - 12:00am
Mindanao’s economy is about to be hit by two scourges. Together, they could produce widespread economic dislocation, high unemployment, disrupted production systems and, at worst, even famine.
Reinvent
by Alex Magno - February 14, 2017 - 12:00am
When President Rodrigo Duterte lifted government’s ceasefire declaration and ordered the troops to prepare for battle, the communists misread his intent.
Trumped
by Alex Magno - February 11, 2017 - 11:24pm
Donald Trump thought he could ram through the institutions of American government. He was wrong.
Stalled
by Alex Magno - February 9, 2017 - 12:00am
It looked more like an act of exasperation.
Constrained
by Alex Magno - February 7, 2017 - 12:00am
The Manila International Airport (time to revert to its original name) is truly a monument to our government’s chronic inability to plan long.
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