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Netizen: Why Would Anyone Vote For Grace Poe?

If the recent Pulse Asia survey is to be believed, Senator Grace Poe will top the midterm senatorial derby once again. The lady senator was the top-notcher during the 2013 midterm election when she ran under the administration slate of then President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino. According to the results of the survey that was allegedly conducted by Pulse from December 14 to 21 of 2018, 75.6 percent of the registered voters will support her. As a result, an obviously irked netizen questioned her...

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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...

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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...