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Suspicion of disbelief

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The key to understanding the government, at least in the past four years under our dear leader Benigno Simeon (aka BS), is this thing in fictional work in literature and cinema known as suspension of disbelief—and the operative word is “fictional.”

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Fear factory

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Only last month, when the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) missed its collection target for August by some 10 percent, or by more than P14 billion, BIR Commissioner Kim Henares reportedly heaped the blame on the congestion at the Port of Manila.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Land of the plea

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There is trouble in the land of the free port zone in Clark that is part of the 32,000-hectare industrial and logistics project of the government in the former US air base, said to be the main development catalyst in the entire Central Luzon.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Bridge too sparse

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When last week our leader Benigno Simeon (a.k.a. BS) inaugurated a simple bridge too far from Malacañang, his boys in the Palace heralded the event as proof of the purity and sacredness of the DAP—the “disbursement acceleration program.” Named after his father, the martyred former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., the bridge for one should boost the economies of all three […]

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Power pray

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When the Department of Energy (DOE) recently issued a warning about a power shortage in Luzon, said to be inevitable by next summer, several groups instantly became suspicious of the motive behind the DOE announcement.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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