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MANILA, Philippines — You gather poor intelligence, act on your own, deploy your trainees to a treacherous terrain infamous for eating troops alive, make a bad call, and in the end get fatal results. The mob cries for blood. They choose to blame policy and context, rather than confront the real issues that led to [...]

Posted on October 23, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Glenda M. Gloria

Looking back, both sweet and bitter experiences build character. In sports, as in life, nothing is ever certain, whether you have the odds stacked against you or whether they are in your favor.

Posted on August 15, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Chay Florentino-Hofileña

When I finished my last chapter, I had the craving of an expectant mother such that another friend called me insane before dutifully driving me two hours, through a rainy late afternoon, to Choco Kiss in UP Diliman.

Posted on July 15, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Miss Go, Newsbreak in the News

About two decades ago, I had the chance to live in Texas as a newly wed journalist. I was granted an F2 visa as a dependent of my husband who had an F1 or a student visa. He was to start his practical training with a law firm after completing his graduate studies in law, [...]

Posted on June 29, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Chay Florentino-Hofileña

We’re with you in this journey, Mr. President, but where is our destination?

Posted on June 12, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Marites Dañguilan-Vitug

As long as the regulations say it, the soldiers will follow. Marcos the former commander in chief knew that. When he ordered them to fight, they did. When he ordered them to spend government money without care for auditing rules, they did. When he ordered them to kill in the name of democracy, they did.

Posted on June 5, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Defense & Security, Glenda M. Gloria, Politics, Sectors

This was one of the questions asked of some aspirants to the Supreme Court by the vetting body, the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). Here are imagined answers to real questions, thanks to Wikileaks of the mind.

Posted on May 30, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Marites Dañguilan-Vitug

Last week, for three consecutive days, 19 justices, judges and lawyers vying for the Supreme Court experienced an American Idol moment.

Posted on May 23, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Justice & Human Rights, Marites Dañguilan-Vitug, Sectors

Why would a media owner waste P2,000 buying SALNs when his news website can get the same amount of pageviews—if not more—running a low-cost story on the gowns that Mommy Dionesia Pacquiao will be wearing for her birthday bash?

Posted on May 19, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Gemma Bagayaua-Mendoza

“Are we seeing the demise of ethics and values?” This was the gloomy question posed by the Management Association of the Philippines in its recent forum.

Posted on May 14, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Marites Dañguilan-Vitug

The Court paved the way for the country’s first automated elections. But two election cases blot this record.

Posted on May 9, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Marites Dañguilan-Vitug
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