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A Balikbayan’s Lament: Life In PH Is Difficult And Dangerous Under Duterte

“Unti-unti na tayong pinapatay ng pamahalaan ni Duterte.” A Filipino who left the country twenty-five years ago used the social media platform Facebook to express his disgust over the sad plight of the people who are doing their regular life routines. Wilfredo Pacual, a Filipino essayist living in San Francisco, California, personally experienced the hardship that an ordinary or average citizen needs to go through in his or her everyday life. The struggle of commuting, the worsening traffic...

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Diokno: The Administration Is Mounting A Total War On Our Humanity

We should not allow the government to replace justice based on reason with injustice from the barrel of the gun. The dean of the College of Law of De La Salle University has a mouthful to say against the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte which he accused of being determined in ostracizing those who oppose it through violence. Atty. Manuel “Chel” Diokno issued a strongly-worded statement after Ozamiz City Executive Judge Edmundo Pintac was ambushed in broad daylight last Monday and...

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The Command Center Boasted By DDS Was Built During PNoy’s Time

Credit-grabbing never ends. During the height of typhoon Ompong’s juggernaut last weekend, the government flaunted the “new” command and control center of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) located inside Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Officially called the NDRRMC’s Intelligent Operations Center (IOC), it is a 600-square meter, 3-level operations center that has a state-of-the-art communications technology providing strong and uninterrupted connectivity. On...

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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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Admin Bets To Suffer Backlash Of The Government’s Pro-China Stance In 2019 Polls

Candidates for next year’s midterm election have been warned. Heed the sentiment of the Filipino people or lose their votes. This stern warning came no less from acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio who said that voters who are dissatisfied with the administration’s policy of submission towards China will turn their discontentment into actual votes in the coming 2019 elections. Implying that administration bets or candidates who will be endorsed by President Rodrigo Duterte will suffer the...