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Lesser Food And Gifts This Holiday? Don’t Forget The Culprits

It is the season of belt-tightening. The Philippines has a tradition of having the longest celebration of the Christmas season. The countdown starts from the time the month of September comes in. By this time, Christmas songs begin to play in malls and other public places. This is the favorite part of the year of every Filipino. The season highlights some of our remarkable traits as a people. Generosity, selflessness, family-oriented and value to friendships. It is the season of parties...

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Walang Nagawa? Memes And Videos Highlight The Accomplishments Of Mar Roxas

His supporters are fighting back. It has been said that a lie often repeated without challenge becomes the truth. This is the painful lesson learned by the camp of former senator and Cabinet secretary Mar Roxas who lost in the 2016 presidential election. The bitter loss was attributed to the failure to disseminate to the people the gains and accomplishments of the administration of former president Noynoy Aquino who endorsed Roxas as well as the massive proliferation of fake news. Roxas was a...

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Tañada: Bullet Not The Answer For Farmers’ Quest For Social Justice

Disheartening. This was how former Deputy Speaker Erin Tañada felt when he heard the news about the gruesome massacre of nine sugarcane workers in Bacolod City, Negros province yesterday. The murder happened right inside Hacienda Nene, reportedly owned by a certain Carmen Tolentino, where the victims who were all members of the National Federation of Sugarcane Workers (NFSW) have been staying. The nine victims were resting at a makeshift tent when around forty armed men stormed their location...

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Junket Time For Officials While Filipinos Are Finding Ways To Survive The Economic Downfall

Wasting public funds in time of hunger. While ordinary folks like us are adopting cost-saving measures in order to cope up with the rising cost of basic commodities, the members of the official family of the president had an extravagant trip to the United Kingdom (UK) on September 24-26. The executive branch through the infamous presidential mouthpiece Harry Roque defended these public officials by using the pathetic excuse that several members of the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte went...

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Robredo On China’s Encroachment: We Should Protest Louder

Stop treating China with kid gloves. This is the essence of what Vice-President Leni Robredo said regarding the continued encroachment of China of the country’s territories. The second highest official of the land branded as a huge insult the statement of China that it is merely allowing Filipino fishermen to fish in Panatag Shoal “out of goodwill.” “Out of goodwill” means that something is done or given as a kind act or out of favor and not because it is right, just or based on merit. “I think...