November 26, 2014     Philippines
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Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Politics, Ebola, and that visit to Caballo Island

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever, which the World Health Organization (WHO) describes as “a severe, often fatal illness in humans,” is not contagious until the infected person develops symptoms. But why take the unnecessary risk of infection anyway by socializing with the very

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Binay and Aquino: The ties that bind

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld So keenly anticipated by much of the media, the “break” between Vice-President Jejomar Binay and President Benigno Aquino III has not come to pass. On the contrary. Despite the...

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Binay in the best of both worlds

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Because he thinks his current problems are at least partly the doing of some Aquino administration personalities, among them his putative rival in 2016, Manuel Roxas II, Vice-President Jejomar...

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

A tale of two aliens

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld These are not the best of times, and this country is not the fun place the tourism posters say it is — not for many Filipinos who feel they’re...

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Jennifer Laude, hate crimes, and the ‘big picture’

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Olongapo City prosecutor Emilie Fe de los Santos declared the other day during the preliminary investigation of the murder charge against Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton of the...

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...

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...

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