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Duterte: A Lame Duck Just Two Years After He Became President

Only two years into the presidency and yet it appears that Rodrigo Duterte is politically dead. Banking on his charisma as a strong and powerful leader, Duterte overwhelmingly won as the highest official of the land during the 2016 national election after winning the hearts and minds of the people who were made to believe that the country needs an iron fist ruler. So where is the so-called political will promised by Duterte and his campaign team in 2016? The president has not yet reached half...

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The Most Dangerous President The Philippines Has Ever Seen

The cat is out of the bag. A netizen blasted President Rodrigo Duterte for instigating the military establishment to form a junta and replace him as the top leader of the country. In a speech before business leaders in Malacanan few days ago, the president dwelt on the possibility of a military takeover instead of following the constitutional succession where the duly-elected vice president takes over as president in case the latter dies, resigns, becomes incapable of performing his task or is...

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Arroyo’s Rise Could Rebrand Duterte’s Strongman Rule

This article is a reproduction/republication of an articulate, biting and well-written Facebook post by Mr. Emman Hizon. ————————— When former president and now Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo stood triumphantly at the podium to take her oath as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, after pummeling former House Speaker and Davao del Norte Representative Pantaleon Alvarez to a humiliating defeat, the...

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Lawyer Blasts Roque: A Scum Of The Lowliest And Ugliest Kind

The degenerate Harry Roque strikes again. This was how a lawyer began her succinct but fully-loaded diatribe against the presidential mouthpiece. Attorney Eloi Sy, former Deputy Chief Presidential Legal Counsel under the previous administration, was reacting to Roque’s remark that former president Noynoy Aquino should have done more to protect human life during his term. Apparently responding to Aquino’s criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte’s human rights versus human lives statement during...

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The Tale Of Two Ombudsman

A sad day for the country’s anti-corruption crusade. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales bowed out last week after finishing her seven-year term as the country’s top graft-buster. She was probably one of the best presidential appointees during the administration of former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino. We witnessed how she led the Office of the Ombudsman in going after powerful and influential crooks in the government. With Carpio-Morales at the helm, those deemed untouchable during the...