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Alex Magno

Farce

January 31, 2012

First Person by Alex Magno (The Philippine Star) January 31, 2012   The intent here can only be to produce a farce. According to sources, the orders (and presumably the funding) have been given for mobilizing mass organizations to begin laying siege on the Senate. The orders were given by the usual suspects: the dark […]

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Thicket

January 28, 2012

First Person by Alex Magno (The Philippine Star) January 28, 2012 The blitzkrieg Corona impeachment effort has run into an impenetrable thicket. That thicket is composed of institutions. Institutions embody values the community holds, values that have accrued through many years of collective life structured by rules. Individuals might be puny but institutions are resilient. […]

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Gentlemen

January 25, 2012

First Person by Alex Magno (The Philippine Star) January 24, 2012 They no longer make them like they used to. Perhaps the only edifying aspect of the otherwise tedious Senate impeachment trial is the demeanor of two senior gentlemen playing large roles in these proceedings: Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and former justice Serafin Cuevas. Observe how these two true […]

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Amateurs

January 19, 2012

First Person by Alex Magno (The Philippine Star) January 19, 2012 There is consensus that the second day of the impeachment trial was an unmitigated disaster for the prosecution. When the trial proper began, they were unready to make a presentation meeting the rigorous standards of a court setting. For weeks, those who were supposed […]

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Energy Poverty

October 5, 2011

FIRST PERSON By Alex Magno (The Philippine Star) Updated September 27, 2011 12:00 AM We have the highest energy costs in all of Asia — maybe even the world. That should be a consuming concern for government. More and more sectors are worried that reducing energy costs ranks very low in this administration’s priorities. Last week, […]

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Waste

April 18, 2011

FIRST PERSON By Alex Magno (The Philippine Star) Updated April 05, 2011 12:00 AM The deputy Palace spokesperson says the P500 million fuel subsidy for jeepneys and tricycles is not an “end all and be all” solution for the spiral in oil prices.

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Uncompetitive

March 25, 2011

FIRST PERSON By Alex Magno (The Philippine Star) Updated March 26, 2011 12:00 AM Perhaps a new law ought to be passed allowing private operators of public utilities to scour the open market for more efficient insurance coverage. When that happens, insurers will compete with each other to come up with the most efficient packages […]

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What FEF is all about

March 15, 2011

Here’s an old paper presented by FEF’s former President Alex Magno explaining what FEF is all about.  This was posted in the Friedrich Naumann Foundation website in 2003. The Foundation for Economic Freedom: Role and Tasks in a Milieu of Protectionism Paper presented by Professor Alexander R. Magno, president, Foundation for Economic Freedom, at the […]

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Oxymoronic

March 10, 2011

FIRST PERSON By Alex Magno (The Philippine Star) Updated March 10, 2011 12:00 AM The ARMM was organized precisely to allow Muslim Filipinos a degree of autonomy in the conduct of their affairs. Now the Palace wants to appoint the officials of that autonomous unit consequent to the deferral of regional elections scheduled for August […]

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