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Breaktime: Let them eat ache

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Okay, the media made a big fuss out of the kilometric queues of hundreds of wretched commuters at the MRT Edsa stations during rush hours, not to mention the unbearable congestion inside the MRT coaches, already bursting with humanity anytime of the day.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Smoking gone?

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The Aquino (Part II) administration collected a hefty amount in excise tax last year, the first year of the new “sin tax” on cigarettes and alcohol, with total revenues estimated at about P42 billion—almost double the projected target of P23 billion.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Traffic of cancel

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And now the good news: A new technology in toll collection, which is an electronic system using “stickers” embedded in the windshield or headlamp of vehicles, may also offer a more viable scheme to manage the horrendous traffic in Metro Manila.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Bidding a better mousetrap

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Okay—it is now a brinkmanship game in media among lawmakers, government agencies, and the bidding consortia in the much-delayed P17.5-billion passenger terminal project at the Mactan Cebu International Airport—yes, the MCIA.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Train behind the thrown

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All of a sudden, the erratic Department of Transportation and Communications was changing its plan to build the common station for light rail transits MRT 3 (Edsa line) and LRT 1 (Taft-Rizal-Edsa line) at the mall called SM City North.

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

Read alert

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Sooner or later, believe it or not, we can all watch public television—and more—with our mobile phones. Now, who in this country does not have a mobile phone, right?

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Exercise tax

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There is a call in Congress for a review of the “sin tax” law, or RA 10351, imposed on cigarettes and liquor, signed into law by our dear leader Benigno Simeon (aka BS) in December 2012, in effect for just about a year now.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Breaktime: Never shall the train meet

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Uh-oh, another bidding done by the DOTC, this time involving the P1.7-billion single ticket system for the three light rail lines in the metropolis, seems to be unraveling.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Mystery of ‘post’ qualification

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It is another tricky situation for the DOTC, the Department of Transportation and Communications, which is the biggest executive department of the government, as it screens the highest bidder in the P17.5-billion Mactan-Cebu airport project.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

After the gold rust

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Let us stop fooling ourselves about the reason for the enormous drop in the gold purchase of the Bangko Sentral from local mining companies.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Hope for the best; prepare for the worst

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As the biggest , real estate company in the country, the SM group of taipan Henry “Tatang” Sy surely invites a lot of speculation in the business sector, centering on what would be the next big deal for the group.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Herd above water

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Last week, in the aftermath of supertyphoon “Yolanda,” when our dear leader Benigno Simeon (aka BS) declared a state of national calamity, he announced the release of some P1 billion for rescue-and-relief operations for more than 300,000 displaced victims.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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