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A slang word for zero. Nada. Nil. This on-line column does commentaries on politics in general - that is, politics here and elsewhere, as it attempts to foretell the impacts they may cause to the everyday life of the Filipino nation. In doing so, the column does not only want to be informative, but maybe more so, to be entertaining and amusing to its readers

Implement the Automation Law correctly

  • Thursday, 11 December 2014 00:00

In fairness to the previous Congresses, we have had our share of model laws. Laws that in other countries are heralded as trailblazing and innovative. Such is Republic Act No. 8436 or the Automated Election System Law.

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Blame game

  • Friday, 05 December 2014 00:00

IT has never been the style of previous leaders to find solace in blaming others or certain events. But President BS Aquino does exactly that, blame others for bad events and occurrences in his administration and the Philippine economy. The seeming faults in our stars are blamed often to GMA, a contrasting message that had traction at the beginning but has lost its glitter as we hit the last inning in the 6 year term.

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Still, it’s the economy stupid!

  • Friday, 28 November 2014 00:00

TODAY, crisis and turmoil are the new norms rather than the exception. War and terrorism are just part of the challenge. New companies, even industries, rise and fall faster than ever, elected officials no longer have a 100 day honeymoon before they start to lose voter confidence, and in the age of 24/7 news cycle, “breaking news” is ever present.”

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What are we in power for?

  • Monday, 10 November 2014 00:00

It did not have a pejorative meaning but after its initial utterance, the question, “what are we in power for?” has always been the norm from administration to administration in justifying acts of omission or commission by incumbents.  Jose Avelino, the first Senate President of the Third Republic and a Liberal, asked the question then.

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The Remaining 20 Months

  • Tuesday, 28 October 2014 00:00

Recently, the Aquino cabinet met to have a compact that they will work doubly hard in the next 20 months.  They called it a Performance Pledge.

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No Short Cuts

  • Thursday, 23 October 2014 02:38

How would one level the playing field with the Aquino administration actively endorsing their candidate hence loading the bases?

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A Tale of Two Provinces

  • Friday, 17 October 2014 01:53

We are three (3) weeks away from the anniversary of Yolanda and almost two months since the plan rushed by Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery Panfilo Lacson.  Lacson submitted to BSA3, last 1 August 2014, the PHP170.9 Billion Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (CRRP) for communities devastated by Typhoon Yolanda.

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Favoring Purisima’s Gifts and Favors

  • Friday, 10 October 2014 00:00

During the stint of then DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo, the Undersecretary for peace and order, Rico Puno, was reporting directly to BSA3.  He was the “eyes and ears” of the president.  This situation led to a two hydra set up in the DILG.  Puno resigned 7 September 2012, after several issues that were made public and put the appointing authority again in the spotlight because of the so-called KKK.

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No spin zone!

  • Thursday, 02 October 2014 00:00

Last 25-26 September, the Public Relations Society of the Philippines had its 21st National Congress entitled, “PR as a love thing”. Public Relations (PR) does its share by ensuring that individuals, products and companies maintain strong emotional connections with their target stakeholders, with the intent of making these stakeholders understand, appreciate, and trust them.

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