Carlos H. Conde

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Is Noynoy Aquino razzle-dazzling Filipinos?

I don’t know what to make of the recent pronouncements by Sen. Benigno Aquino III, the presidential frontrunner in the Philippines, involving show business personalities that he said he’d want...

Decline in contraceptive use in Philippines

Since 2004, there has been a sharp decline in the use of government-provided contraceptive services in the Philippines so that more and more Filipino women have no choice but to...

Noynoy Aquino: In defense of smoking

The Philippines has always had presidents who smoke. Fidel Ramos and Joseph Estrada are two of them. Senator Benigno Aquino III, who is on his way to become the country’s...

Human rights should define Noynoy Aquino presidency

In front of officials from the European Union delegation in the Philippines, who visited him in his home on Monday, Sen. Benigno S. Aquino III stopped short of vowing to...