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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…

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…
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