TODAY'S OPINION HEADLINES

OP-ED | Time for Private Citizen Noynoy to follow in mother's footsteps Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 3:15 PM | Joel C. Paredes, InterAksyon.com

OPINION | How to make the SONA meaningful Wed, Jul 20, 2016, 9:56 AM | Renato Reyes Jr., secretary general, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan

OPINION | A Flawed Strategy and How to Rectify it: Aquino, Duterte, and the West Philippine Sea Tue, Jul 19, 2016, 9:59 AM | Walden Bello (special to InterAksyon.com)

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OPINION | A Flawed Strategy and How to Rectify it: Aquino, Duterte, and the West Philippine Sea 9:59 am | Walden Bello (special to InterAksyon.com) OPINION | A Flawed Strategy and How to Rectify it: Aquino, Duterte, and the West Philippine SeaWe won in The Hague but our legal victory has been compromised by the ill-advised entry of the Aquino administration into a military alliance with the US aimed at containing China. Moving beyond the volatile stalemate in the West Philippine Sea requires another strategy from the Duterte government.

COCKTALES | From wearing tax dodger tag, he's now excess taxpayer to tune of P633M 7:18 am | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | From wearing tax dodger tag, he\The Ramos-era Bureau of Internal Revenue hounded him as the biggest tax dodger. Now taipan Lucio Tan has even overpaid the government by at least P633 million. The Court of Tax Appeals said so in two recent rulings, overturning the protestations of then BIR chief Kim Henares.

COCKTALES | Goldilocks stops Chowking from serving Chinese-style chicken orange dish 6:44 am | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Goldilocks stops Chowking from serving Chinese-style chicken orange dishGoldilocks has managed to stop fellow fast-food chain Chowking from serving its own version of Chinese-style 'orange chicken' dish.

STATEMENT | Enough of blanket accusations 11:28 am | National Union of Journalists of the Philippines STATEMENT | Enough of blanket accusationsJust as the insinuation that corruption is justification enough to commit murder, these sweeping statements about media workers in drugs could be used as a handy justification by those who seek to silence independent and critical journalists.

COCKTALES | This is no joke: Yasay just gave up Philippine claim on Bajo de Masinloc 9:00 am | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | This is no joke: Yasay just gave up Philippine claim on Bajo de MasinlocLost in the Yasay clarification (on Agence France-Presse's story on its interview with the DFA chief) is his incredible statement made to the news agency effectively repudiating the official Philippine government position on the Bajo de Masinloc (Scarborough Shoal) issue.

COCKTALES | El Pollo Loco breaks away from US parent over trademark issue 6:21 am | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | El Pollo Loco breaks away from US parent over trademark issueThe local franchisee of El Pollo Loco, after nearly three decades and two branches, has laid the basis for breaking away from its US-listed parent.

COMMENTARY | A shame campaign is not the way to do it 1:49 pm | Senator Rene A.V. Saguisag COMMENTARY | A shame campaign is not the way to do itPrez Digong has declared five high police officials guilty. They are still very much around though which is not what happens to poor, obscure and powerless suspects.

COCKTALES | No safe Cebu harbor for Super Shuttle Roro after eviction by FF Cruz 10:15 am | Victor C Agustin, InterAksyon.com COCKTALES | No safe Cebu harbor for Super Shuttle Roro after eviction by FF CruzThe country's largest shipping line, the Cebu-based Super Shuttle Roro, is looking for a safe harbor after being ejected for non-payment of rent from its long-time terminal in Mandaue.

COCKTALES | Jollibee treasurer makes P60M mid-year bonanza flipping company stock 6:16 am | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Jollibee treasurer makes P60M mid-year bonanza flipping company stockThe treasurer of Jollibee received P60 million in cold cash when he unloaded in three trading days a total of 305,380 Jollibee shares for between P235 and P239 a piece.

DUTERTE INAUGURAL SPEECH | 'I am here because I am ready to start my work for the nation' 4:03 pm | Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President, Republic of the Philippines DUTERTE INAUGURAL SPEECH | \Citing US Presidents Lincoln and FDR among his best inspirations for leadership and service, Rodrigo Roa Duterte said at his inaugural speech as the Republic's 16th President: "I am here, why? Because I am ready to start my work for the nation."

MARIE YUVIENCO | Transitions 3:54 pm | Marie Yuvienco MARIE YUVIENCO | TransitionsNothing was going to come between the seamless transition of power that saw Benigno C. Aquino III handing over the reins to Rodrigo R. Duterte. And just like that, we have a new president.

OP-ED | Time for Private Citizen Noynoy to follow in mother's footsteps 3:15 pm | Joel C. Paredes, InterAksyon.com OP-ED | Time for Private Citizen Noynoy to follow in mother\When he has rested and pursued his hobbies as he relishes life anew in the renovated Times Street mansion, Citizen Noynoy may be wise to consider following in his late mother's post-presidency template: working in NGOs to uplift lives, and occasionally lending his voice to issues of vital interest.

Workers to Duterte: No compromise, ban labor contractualization now 11:04 am | NAPC Formal Labor and Migrant Workers Sectoral Council Workers to Duterte: No compromise, ban labor contractualization nowBan labor contractualization now, the NAPC Formal Labor and Migrant Workers Sectoral Council said in a statement issued on June 30, the day President-elect Rodrigo Duterte takes oath.