October 24, 2014     Philippines
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Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Understanding (and not just exposing) corruption

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld There might very well be a conspiracy afoot to prevent the election of Vice-President Jejomar Binay to the Presidency in 2016. It doesn’t release Binay from the responsibility of credibly answering the accusations that have been hurled against him. But neither should it prevent the media from

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Aquino and company’s real ‘bosses’

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld His numbers may be falling and those of one of his putative opponents rising, but Jejomar Binay is at this point still the leading candidate for the Presidency in...

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Why the PNP chief must go

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Reacting to demands that he fire Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Alan Purisima for, among other reasons, the involvement of policemen in robberies, extortion, kidnapping, even murder and other...

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

How the media can help end the debate over martial law

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Forty- two years have passed since Ferdinand Marcos placed the entire country under martial law on Sept. 23, 1972 (he signed Presidential Proclamation 1081 on Sept. 21, implementing it...

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Clueless in Brussels

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld In the course of his visit to several European countries, President Benigno Aquino III rejected, during a forum in Brussels, Belgium, what he called “blanket statements” — and proceeded...

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

No bragging rights for Aquino

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld President Benigno Simeon Aquino III is leaving for several European countries this Sunday, Sept. 14, during which he’s expected to enhance those countries’ support for the Philippine position in...

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Beyond the fear of losing Mideast jobs

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld About the Middle East and Libya many Filipinos have one fear, and that’s the loss of their jobs as the region and that country fall apart, besieged by the...

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Critics being negative about negativity is a positive thing

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Benigno Aquino III has done it before: lamented the “negativity” of his critics as well as that of the Philippine press and media. “Negativity” and “negativism” have been an...

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Seduced by a dangerous dance of Cha-cha

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld About Benigno Aquino III’s declaration in a TV5 interview that he would “listen to his bosses,” we can either (1) assume that it was his demure way of saying...

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

The Palparan fallacy

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Promoted to major general by then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Jovito Palparan echoed in 2009 her declaration that she wanted Republic Act 1700, the Anti-Subversion Act, “revived,” although the...

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

The National Police’s grammar of deception

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld If eight out of 145 crimes have been solved, and in most cases no thanks to you, should you be crowing about it? Eight out of 145 is about...

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