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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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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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Expert: Duterte Knows Nothing About Economics

Economics 101 for dummies. For the first time since he assumed office, President Rodrigo Duterte admitted in public that the economic condition of the country is not good. “The economy is in the doldrums,” the president said. Doldrums means a state of inactivity, stagnation or depression. Duterte specifically cited the projects in the provinces which he described as “barely progressing.” He also bewailed the increase in the interest rates because, according to him, it destroys whatever growth...

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Robredo On China’s Encroachment: We Should Protest Louder

Stop treating China with kid gloves. This is the essence of what Vice-President Leni Robredo said regarding the continued encroachment of China of the country’s territories. The second highest official of the land branded as a huge insult the statement of China that it is merely allowing Filipino fishermen to fish in Panatag Shoal “out of goodwill.” “Out of goodwill” means that something is done or given as a kind act or out of favor and not because it is right, just or based on merit. “I think...

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The President Is Giving Everything To China

An impeachable offense. Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay said that President Rodrigo Duterte may be subjected to an impeachment complaint if he refuses to perform his sworn duty to defend the territorial and sovereign rights of the country. Hilbay made this statement amidst the confirmed report that the Chinese army had installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems somewhere in the West Philippine Sea. Vietnam through its Foreign Ministry had demanded that China...