Tag Archives: economic development

The Myth of "Walang Mahirap Kung Walang Corrupt"

I’ve had it with listening to all this “walang mahirap kung walang corrupt” yarn. Allow me to explain in five steps with the aid of visuals why Noynoy Aquino, his team, and his supporters are wrong on corruption. I will cut to the chase and keep it simple. You be the judge as to who […]

Post-Ampatuan Mindanao – Where to From Here?

After all the post-Ampatuan massacre chest-thumping what next? Ningas-cogon na naman! What else is new in da Pilipins? What next? How can we move the Mindanao agenda forward so that the rest of the Philippines can reap the benefits of the Peace Dividend. Malacañang hawks advocate total war, Aquino advocates removing the carpet under the […]

Is "Integrity" the Correct Issue?

I came across Armando Doronila’s article on the Pulse Asia October 2009 Survey Results. He writes: Central issue of 2010 race is integrity – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos Whether or not Aquino will continue to hold his wide margin as the election approaches is a matter of conjecture. Villar and Aquino’s other rivals have […]