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A brief, true history of the rise and fall of the Marcos dictatorship: An eyewitness account

Friday, 20 September 2019 13:51 Written by
WHEN Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in September 1972, I was a 19-year-old Ateneo college dropout heading the Manila and Rizal organization of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).For all its fearful reputation even at that time, the party…

Empowering the locals

Thursday, 12 September 2019 11:33 Written by
“We are ready for Federalism, which is the logical destination of the journey that we started with decentralization and devolution. If we truly want to empower the regions, we must federalize!” – Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, speech at Manila…

Subsidiarity for soup

Thursday, 05 September 2019 15:38 Written by
“Building a future of freedom requires love of the common good and cooperation in a spirit of subsidiarity.” – Pope Francis, address to US Congress, Sept. 24, 2015SEN. Manny Pacquiao once remarked, “I eat the same foods almost every day.…

Arbitral award vs China: We shot ourselves in the foot

Monday, 02 September 2019 11:02 Written by
First of a series on the Aquino-Del Rosario foreign policy fiascoMORE precisely, not really “us” but former President Benigno Aquino 3rd and his incompetent foreign secretary Albert del Rosario who shot our Republic in the foot by filing in 2013…

PNP to purge all CPP-NPA fronts

Monday, 02 September 2019 10:56 Written by
The Philippine National Police will end the communist insurgency by engaging all fronts of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), PNP chief Oscar Albayalde said on Thursday.Members of the League…

‘Eyes wide shut’ politics

Thursday, 29 August 2019 11:50 Written by
“In our age there is no such thing as “keeping out of politics”. All issues are political issues and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.” – George Orwell, English novelist and noted language criticSUCH…

Plunder

Thursday, 15 August 2019 14:46 Written by
In the deliberation regarding the restoration of the death penalty, some have suggested including plunder among the crimes punishable in the extreme.Those suggesting this might do better recasting the law governing the crime of plunder. In recent cases, lawyers have…

Other parties can still ‘adopt’ Duterte’s son

Thursday, 08 August 2019 11:03 Written by
Even after he was already adopted by the National Unity Party (NUP), President Rodrigo Duterte’s son and Davao City Rep. Paolo Duterte welcomed invitations from colleagues to become part of other political parties.In a statement on Wednesday, the younger Duterte…
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