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Writer Says She’s Convinced That The Administration Is Evil

They are now going after the children. Katrina Lagman, a writer, says in a Facebook post that she does not use the word “evil” in a light manner. “I almost never use that word at all, because to call someone evil is to say that they are absolutely abhorrent, incorrigibly immoral, and so remorseless that they are beyond redemption,” Lagman wrote. That is why when she declared that she is convinced that the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is evil, it means that there is something...

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“Why The Silence? Please Speak Up”

Your silence is deafening. This was the parting shot of a netizen who expressed in social media her obvious frustration over the continued silence and apathy of some people amidst the outrageous things that is happening in the country. Kirsten Mureen Cavada used Facebook to plead on the people to speak up every time a crime or wrongdoing is being committed. She propounded questions that are hypothetical, figurative and relevant. “If your house is being robbed, are you not going to scream for...

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Complete In Capiz: Roxas Vouches For Fellow Opposition Candidates In His Bailiwick

Complete for the first time. Ever since the filing of their respective certificate of candidacies (COC) last year, the senatorial slate of the opposition coalition never became complete in any of the gatherings or activities organized by their campaign team or supporters. The closest was on October 24, 2018, when vice-president Leni Robredo formally presented in public the eight candidates of the coalition. The event was held in Marikina where seven out of the eight senatoriables were present...

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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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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...