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- It is in the Filipinos’ best interest that Noynoy stay alive until the 2016 elections are over
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- Will the Philippines prosper if we change its system of government?
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Author Archives: bkritz
Already wrestling with the public relations fallout of the latest poverty statistics, the Aquino administration apparently was too busy last week to notice the press release from the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) announcing the results of a study … Continue reading
It is probably welcome news to environmental activists but a disappointing turn of events for anyone who likes the idea of tapping the Philippines’ imposing stockpile of mineral resources to attract tangible industrial investment and create jobs: Some subtle hints … Continue reading
I’ve sat in front of my computer for the better part of an hour trying to think of a clever way to preface this latest bit of astonishing idiocy from the Philippines’ Department of Tourism, but I think I’ll let … Continue reading
What, exactly, is the RH Bill intended to accomplish, and how does it improve on the existing conditions of the country? Disagreement with the RH Bill takes two basic forms. The first and most obvious is the moral objection of … Continue reading
In a conversation I had earlier today, one interesting point that was raised was the difference in the quality of the arguments made for and against constitutional reform. The general impression among various observers is that the pro-reform advocates have … Continue reading
In recent weeks, foreign observers of the Philippines both inside and outside the country have taken a genuine interest in the movement for ‘charter change’ that has developed under the first semester of the thoroughly unremarkable and disappointing Aquino government. … Continue reading
First, a bit of an explanatory note: It usually seems to surprise the casual observers among our audience that those of us in the AP galaxy do not, as a matter of fact, completely agree on everything. This topic, land … Continue reading
This is an article – somewhat updated – that I originally wrote sometime prior to the last national election in connection with an extended discussion on political platforms, and in light of the giggle-inducing launching (and quick withdrawal) of the … Continue reading
Shortly before Noynoy’s Excellent Adventure in the US, I took the opportunity to speculate on what the outcomes of his first state visit might be, and whether those might be good or bad signs for the Philippines’ near-term prospects. That the … Continue reading
In my latest post to the Bad Manners Gun Club a couple days ago, I opined that part of the continuing failure of the Aquino Administration to overcome the fallout from the Manila Bus Massacre was, in the absence of … Continue reading