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Mar Roxas Gave The Filipino People A Glimmer Of Hope

A flicker of light in these days of darkness. This is what Mar Roxas has ushered the nation when he announced yesterday through a pre-taped video message which he shared in his official Facebook account that he is setting aside his semi-retirement from politics to offer his services once more to the Filipino people. Roxas, a former senator who topped the senatorial race in 2004, said that he had to undergo an examination of conscience and discernment before making a decision. Calling it a...

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The Privileged Palparan Vis-a-vis The Oppressed De Lima

A tale of two jailbirds. One is a former major general of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) while the other is an incumbent senator of the Republic. Jovito Palparan who is notoriously known as “the butcher” during the administration of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was convicted for kidnapping and serious illegal detention by a trial court in Malolos, Bulacan in connection with the enforced disappearance of University of the Philippines (UP) students Karen Empeno and Sherlyn...

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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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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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The Duterte Regime Is As Good As Dead

The president’s rule is an unmitigated failure. According to a netizen, this is how Rodrigo Duterte’s presidency will be adjudged by history. Wilfredo Garrido, a lawyer by profession and a social media influencer, wrote on Facebook that the president’s biggest mistake in misgoverning the nation is two-fold. First, Duterte’s belief that his kind of leadership when he was still the mayor of Davao City will bring economic progress in the country and, secondly, his assumption that this same style...