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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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Old Photos And Living Witnesses Prove Enrile Is A Lying SOB

Either senility is catching up on him or that he is really an incorrigible, hopeless liar. We think it’s the latter. During the infamous one-on-one taped interview with former senator Bongbong Marcos, former Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile made a fantastic statement that no one was arrested, jailed, tortured and killed due to political or religious reasons during the martial law years or throughout the presidency of the late Ferdinand Marcos. “Name me one person that was arrested because of...

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Look: Different Accounts Making The Same Pro-Marcos Comment

Troll alert, troll alert. If you are still having doubts regarding the existence of internet troll farms, better think again. As we marked today the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law, online trolls and bots were all over social media defending martial law, praising the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family and flaunting the purported good things that they had done for the country. One of the posts that was swamped with pro-Marcos comments is a photo by online news site...

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Netizens Hit Roque’s Arrogance In Dismissing Roxas’ Proposed Measures

Citizen Mar just wanted to help. Two days ago, former senator and Cabinet secretary posted on Facebook an open letter addressed to President Rodrigo Duterte where he gave several suggestions on how to address the skyrocketing prices of rice. Roxas, who placed second to Duterte in probably one of the most divisive and bitterly-fought presidential election of 2016, asked that political differences be set aside in order solve this pressing concern involving the most common staple food of the...