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UP Administration Denounced For Accommodating The Marcoses

Of all places, why in UP? Netizens including concerned faculty members and alumni of the University of the Philippines (UP) blasted the UP administration led by its president for its “accommodationist disposition towards the current political rehabilitation of the Marcoses.” Last weekend, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos and the defunct martial law-era Kabataang Barangay reunited to mark the latter’s 43 years of existence. But what is ironic about the event is that it was held in UP Diliman, a...

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Fake News Exposed: Naga Is Not Shabu Capital Of PH

The trolls and fake news purveyors are alive and kicking. Days before, during and even after President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his State of the Nation Address (SONA) last Monday, July 23, 2018, Facebook trolls and twitter bots were very busy and visible in social media. These paid hacks were not only successful in making their presence felt, they also flaunted the great power of their concerted and orchestrated action like mass reporting and hacking of accounts. The Twitter account of famous...

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Let’s Remind Ourselves Of The Dark Days Of Gloria Arroyo’s Rule

From jailbird to House Speaker. Who would have thought that a discredited former president can a make a major comeback in her political career after being incarcerated for years because of numerous plunder and graft and corruption charges. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, probably the most hated Philippine president since the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, became the first woman House Speaker after a successful but controversial coup against erstwhile speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Her ascension to the...

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It Will Never Be The Rape Victim’s Fault

Don’t blame the victim. This is the gist of the howl of protest that met the anti-rape reminders of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Angono, Rizal province. Made in a form of an advisory, the municipal police of Angono posted in its official Facebook page a 10-point guideline on how women can avoid being raped. But instead of being commended, the said enumeration of Dos and Don’ts caused an online uproar because of its apparent backwardness that reeked of victim-blaming. From not wearing...

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Look: A September 1982 Magazine Feature Of The Pepsi Paloma Rape Case

Senate President Tito Sotto may have gotten his wish. Apparently acting on his “request” to remove stories implicating him in the grand cover-up of the gang rape and possible murder of the late teen actress Pepsi Paloma, Inquirer.Net took down the articles written by U.S-based lawyer Rodel Rodis on the matter, to wit, The Rape of Pepsi Paloma and Was Pepsi Paloma Murdered? featured on March 5, 2014 and March 15, 2014, respectively, and another article written by Totel de Jesus entitled Tito...