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Robredo Says Sereno’s Fight Not Yet Over

Sovereignty resides with the people. Hours after the Supreme Court ruled to grant the quo warranto petition that has the effect of removing Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno as the top magistrate of the land, Vice-president Leni Robredo issued a statement saying that the fight is not yet over. Robredo stated that the decision created questions that we need to face and confront. “Ngayong nakompromiso ang pinaka-pundasyon ng ating hudikatura, kanino na tatakbo ang mga Pilipino para sa patas na...

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Defying The President: PAO Requires Employees To Report For Work On Election Day

The queen of Acosta republic strikes again. The Public Attorney’s Office (PAO), still fending off criticisms after requiring its employees to attend a prayer vigil and concert to show support to the families of alleged Dengvaxia victims, is embroiled once again in another controversy. This time the office is accused of openly defying an official declaration no less by President Rodrigo Duterte. On May 3, 2018, Malacanang furnished reporters a copy of Proclamation No. 479 dated May 2, 2018...

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“We Have A Kanto-Boy Sanggano As President”

This is what we get for having an incompetent president. Critics and netizens are having a field day criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte for calling on the 260,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Kuwait to come home here in the country. Calling it as “Solomonic solution” to the Kuwait crisis, the president said that he is appealing to the sense of patriotism of the OFWs in Kuwait. “To you there in Kuwait, to those who are not really household helpers, I now appeal to your sense of...

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The President’s Labor Day Surprise To Workers: No Order To Stop ‘Endo’

Election promises are made to be broken. During the presidential campaign of 2016, then-candidate Rodrigo Duterte boldly declared that he will stop “endo” if elected as president. “Endo”, short for “end of contract”, is the practice of employers to terminate the employment of a worker before he completes the six-month requirement for attaining a status of regularity. Duterte’s commitment to stop this unfair practice helped him won the hearts of ordinary folks. Undeniably, the poor and the...

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Laslas-Maleta To Welcome OFWs And Balikbayans This Holiday Season

Goodbye tanim-bala, hello laslas-maleta. Several incidents of theft right inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have caused alarm to balikbayans and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) as well as their families. The laslas-maleta modus was exposed after a netizen shared on Facebook the unfortunate experience of his parents who went home here in the Philippines from Japan. Marty De Leon posted a picture of his parents’ broken suitcase which was ripped open. De Leon said that airport...