October 01, 2014     Philippines
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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 to make some blanket statements of his own. Mr. Aquino was responding to the claims of protesters and

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...

Monday, August 4th, 2014

What Aquino didn’t say …said it all

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Among the supposed accomplishments he crowed about were the decline in the crime rate and the improved peace and order situation — claims that are at least as outlandish...

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Bad leadership leads to ruin, take it from Mabini

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld The peasant-born Apolinario Mabini, whose 150th birth anniversary passed last Wednesday with few being even aware of it, was one of the two greatest intellectuals produced by the reform...

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Not exactly evil, not exactly genius

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Former Senator Joker Arroyo, who was his mother’s executive secretary, called him an “evil genius” for his supposedly creative use of Article 39 of the 1987 Administrative Code of...

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Fraternities will thrive in feudal Philippines

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Philippine fraternities or Greek letter societies are the local versions of similar organizations in the United States, in the universities and colleges of which fraternities (men-only organizations), sororities (societies...

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