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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…

Lorenzana: Ladlad’s arrest can’t derail ‘suspended’ peace talks

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 17:13 Written by
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday rejected allegations that the arrest of National Democratic Front consultant Vic Ladlad was aimed to derail the peace talks between the government and communist rebels.The statement came after Ladlad’s wife, Fides Lim, claimed that…

Duterte creates task force on federalism

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 15:50 Written by
President Rodrigo Duterte has created an inter-agency task force on federalism (IATF).Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, by the authority of the President, signed Memorandum Circular No. 52 on October 31 but the paper was released only to the media on Monday.In…

Legacies, plebiscite and P700-M sinkhole

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 12:52 Written by
A FEW months ago, this column repositioned the two important legacies of PRRD: federalism and the third telco. Today, we add the preparations for the plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), or Republic Act 11054 signed by PRRD last…

Duterte’s defeatism on China = lack of patriotism

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 14:41 Written by
When he campaigned for president, Rodrigo Roa Duterte liked to make a ritual out of kissing the Philippine flag. Two years after his election, he cannot be bothered to pay even lip service to the defense of the country that…

On SCS: Let us help our President

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 14:29 Written by
China lands bombers on SCS isles” was the headline that greeted us on Sunday.These landings took place on a reclaimed feature in the Paracel Islands, which is within our neighborhood, thus bringing Chinese militarization closer to our backyard.What else can…

How will the judges be judged?

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 14:22 Written by
IN the Requiem Mass said on All Souls Day, we normally hear the Latin hymn which describes the Last Judgment:Dies irae, dies illaSolvet saeclum in favillaTeste David cum SibyllaQuantus tremor est futurusQuando judex est venturusCuncta stricte discussurus!(The day of wrath,…
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