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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...

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Walang Nagawa? Memes And Videos Highlight The Accomplishments Of Mar Roxas

His supporters are fighting back. It has been said that a lie often repeated without challenge becomes the truth. This is the painful lesson learned by the camp of former senator and Cabinet secretary Mar Roxas who lost in the 2016 presidential election. The bitter loss was attributed to the failure to disseminate to the people the gains and accomplishments of the administration of former president Noynoy Aquino who endorsed Roxas as well as the massive proliferation of fake news. Roxas was a...

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Duterte’s Inconsistency In Appointing Bersamin As Chief Justice

What is good for the goose is not good for the gander? President Rodrigo Duterte, in justifying his appointment of Teresita De Castro as chief justice a couple of months ago, invoked the time-honored practice of naming the most senior magistrate as the country’s chief justice. “Whoever goes first will be promoted first and that would go for everybody,” the president declared on August 27, 2018. Harry Roque, then mouthpiece of the president, used the same line of reasoning in...

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Sara Duterte Endorsed Two Opposing Mayoral Candidates In Pasay

Political two-timer. This accurately describes Davao City Mayor and presidential daughter Inday Sara Duterte after she endorsed two contending candidates for mayor of Pasay city. In an Instagram post, actress Sharon Cuneta shared photos of Duterte raising the hand of her brother Chet Cuneta. “Mayor Inday Sara endorses Chet Cuneta for Mayor of Pasay!!!” Sharon wrote. The actress posted another photo of his brother and Mayor Sara with a handwritten note from the latter. The note apparently penned...