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Rise and fall of family dynasties

Thursday, 16 May 2019 12:13 Written by
I am writing this column the day after the May 13 mid-term elections. While the initial results have already come out, I think that a deeper analysis of the results should be done after an interval of at least one…

Third telco unfairly scrutinized

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 13:14 Written by
THE country’s newest telco hasn’t even gotten off the ground yet but is already catching a lot of flak from opposition politicians and scaremongers. Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for giving everyone (the critics most especially) the democratic space…

What if DU30 is sicker than his politics?

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 11:44 Written by
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s state of health has been a matter of routine concern for Filipinos since he came into office in July 2016, but it took a turn for the worst last week when rumors spread online that he had,…

Duterte being held hostage by Beijing?

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 15:30 Written by
MALACAÑANG betrayed its dread of displeasing China when, instead of protesting, it thanked Beijing for putting up an alleged Rescue Center on Kagitingan (Fiery Cross) reef, a Spratlys feature claimed by Manila.As a friend and neighbor, China should have consulted…

Will ‘Build, Build, Build’ yield any results?

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 15:25 Written by
The Senate and the House of Representatives are on the clock facing an extremely tight deadline to resolve their differences over the proposed P3.7 trillion national budget. With the clock ticking until they go into recess for the election period…

Draft charter for whom?

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 10:39 Written by
In a move that rivaled the stealth with which the remains of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos were buried in the heroes’ cemetery, the House of Representatives swiftly passed last week the Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) of Congress No. 15,…

The corruption at the heart of Dutertismo

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 14:15 Written by
On June 29 last year, in remarks made at the anniversary of a charity, President Duterte gave a new meaning to that biblical phrase, about charity covering a multitude of sins. He said, or rather he joked, that he had…

Erap, Sara Duterte join forces for 2019 polls

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 14:02 Written by
MANILA, Philippines — Mayors Joseph Estrada of Manila and Sara Duterte of Davao City officially joined forces yesterday for the 2019 elections.Estrada and Duterte signed the official alliance of the Hugpong ng Pagbabago and the former president’s Pwersa ng Masang…
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