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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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Spy Ship Of China Now In Davao

Refueling? Emergency stopover? Or just a quick visit to the newly-declared “province of China.” Last night, a Chinese research or survey vessel was seen at the Davao port. The presence of vessel Yuan Wang 3 which can be categorized as a spy ship was tracked by the Marine Traffic. Marine Traffic is a global ship tracking intelligence. Yuan Wang ships are usually used by China to track and monitor its satellites and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). Moreover, these kind of ships are...

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Persida Acosta’s Restrictive Travel Policy Is Unconstitutional

Regulation is one thing, prohibition or unreasonable limitation is another. We are hearing rumblings within the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) as a new policy on foreign travel was imposed by the agency at the start of the year. PAO’s new policy was issued after President Rodrigo Duterte publicly warned officials of the executive branch that he will impose a foreign travel ban to be effective on the first day of 2018. But even before the president has formalized the said travel ban through a...

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Mar Roxas On Plunder Complaint: Laughable On Its Face

Pathetic. This is how former senator and cabinet secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas described the plunder complaint that the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has filed against him and other Cabinet officials of former president Benigno “PNoy” Aquino. The complaint is in connection with the alleged anomalous contract for the maintenance of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3). Roxas was made as a respondent in his capacity as a member of the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) which he held...

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Netizen Reminds Us About Mar Roxas’ Solutions To Transportation And Traffic Problems

What if tito Mar is our president? It’s a Thursday and it is time to throwback to 2016. As an aftermath of the two-day transport strike and in the midst of the impending implementation of the jeepney modernization program deemed by many observers as anti-poor, a netizen posted throwback posts about how then-presidential candidate Mar Roxas plans to address issues and problems relating to mass transportation and the worsening traffic situation if he gets elected as president. Ethel de Borja...