January 31, 2015     Philippines
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Saturday, January 24th, 2015

The Pope and climate change

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Most observers are likely to agree that the visit of Pope Francis has reinvigorated the faith of the millions of Catholics in the only predominantly Christian country in Asia. But that visit was also an expression and in furtherance of the Pope’s commitment to the defense of

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Why some are not Charlie Hebdo

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Many Filipinos heard it from clerics bristling over tour guide Carlos Celdran’s holding aloft a streamer with the word “Damaso” on it during a mass at the Manila Cathedral....

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

The Pope from the Third World

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Let’s get the usual “separation-of-church-and-state” argument out of the way first. Securing the Pope, whoever he may be, is a State responsibility and no one in his right mind...

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Marketing Mr. Palengke

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Wealth and the lack of it have always been and will continue to be issues in Philippine politics, for as long as too many people are poor and have...

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

More ‘super’ typhoons mean more media responsibility

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld No one can blame practically all Filipinos, not only the residents of Tacloban City and other areas in the Visayas, for being so traumatized by the devastation caused by...

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The State’s responsibility in ending the killing of journalists

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld As if to mock the memory of the 32 journalists and media workers who were among the 58 men and women killed on Nov. 23, 2009, during the Ampatuan...

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...

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...

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