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DDS: Duterte’s Double Standard

During the recent congressional hearings about the smuggling of 6.4 billion worth of Shabu from China, a name of someone very close to the president cropped out. This someone is not part of the official family of the president nor he is a politician allied with Malacanang. This someone is no other than presidential son Paolo “Polong” Duterte, vice-mayor of Davao City. Paolo Duterte’s name was mentioned by Custom Broker Mark Taguba as one of the government officials who serve...

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The Liberal Party: Alive, Proud And Ready To Rumble

You think that the Liberal Party of the Philippines (LP) will go into oblivion after many of its members jumped ship to the administration’s PDP-Laban as an aftermath of losing the presidential contest more than a year ago? On August 10, 2017, the Liberal Party held its first official meeting attended by its National Executive Council (NECO) whose members are composed of party stalwarts and senior members. In the said meeting, NECO ratified the election of Vice-President Leni Robredo as...

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Lawyer Martin Loon’s 620 Million Speeding Ticket

On August 9, 2017, Comelec Chair Andres “Andy” Bautista filed before the Office of the City Prosecutor of Taguig City cases of extortion, grave coercion, qualified theft and robbery against his estranged wife, Patricia Paz “Tisha” Cruz-Bautista. To support his complaint, Andy submitted before the prosecutor’s office pieces of evidence that he later presented to the media which allegedly prove that he was “blackmailed, threatened and forced” by Patricia...

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Presidential Bugaw Moves

Here we go again. After getting the ire of the people for his vulgarity during an official event last week, President Rodrigo Duterte has confronted again with another misogynist episode which has created another social media storm. During his latest visit in Marawi City last week, Duterte gave a fitting tribute to the soldiers who fought and defended the city from the terrorist Maute group. A special mention was given to troops who are qualified to receive the Medal of Valor award in the...

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The ultimate target is Vice President Leni Robredo

This week began with news about the accusation of Patricia Paz Bautista, estranged wife of Comelec Chair Andres “Andy” Bautista, that her husband amassed ill-gotten wealth amounting to one billion pesos. Patricia alleged that the Comelec chief owned assets such as bank accounts, passbooks and condominium units that were not included in the latter’s Statement of Asset, Liabilities and Network (SALN). Chairman Bautista already denied Patricia’s accusation and revealed that...