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Netizens Hit Roque’s Arrogance In Dismissing Roxas’ Proposed Measures

Citizen Mar just wanted to help. Two days ago, former senator and Cabinet secretary posted on Facebook an open letter addressed to President Rodrigo Duterte where he gave several suggestions on how to address the skyrocketing prices of rice. Roxas, who placed second to Duterte in probably one of the most divisive and bitterly-fought presidential election of 2016, asked that political differences be set aside in order solve this pressing concern involving the most common staple food of the...

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Fruits Of PNoy’s Good Fiscal Management Gone After Two Years

Wasted and gone. It just took two years for the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to destroy the gains of its immediate predecessor. A netizen named Joyce Mabelle enumerated the things that underscored how good the fiscal management was during the term of former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino or PNoy. First, she said that Aquino did not bite more than what Filipino people can chew. Explaining what she meant by citing an example, she said that the fiscal deficit during that time was...

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It Runs In The Marcos Blood

Consistent with his dad’s legacy. In its annual audit report, the Commission on Audit (COA) found out that the Ilocos Norte provincial government has millions worth of doubtful transactions and illegal activities with fabricated bid documents. In a detailed report of the financial and compliance audit of the accounts and operations of Ilocos Norte for the year 2017, COA stated that it discovered glaring irregularities, discrepancies and other violations of various laws like the Republic Act No...

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The President’s Federalism: A Smokescreen For Dictatorship

Do not blink. The administration is about to railroad the enactment of its proposed Federal charter that will supersede the 1987 Philippine constitution. The 22-member constitutional commission (Con-Com) created by President Rodrigo Duterte has completed a draft of its proposed constitution and has been submitted to the president for his consideration and approval. According to Fr. Ranhilio Aquino, Dean of San Beda Graduate School of Law and a member of the Con-Com, the said draft will be made...

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“Major Blogger” Blasted Bam Aquino For The Wrong Reason

Fact checked. Sass Rogando Sasot, a “major blogger” who belongs to the so-called pro-Duterte group of bloggers, took a swipe at opposition senator Bam Aquino after the latter filed a resolution calling on the Senate to probe the government’s anti-tambay policy and the death of Genesis “Tisoy” Argoncillo who died while under the custody of the police four days after he was accosted and detained for alarms and scandal. “Hindi sya mamamatay kung hindi pinatupad ang isang polisiya na nakatarget ang...