Baste Duterte: Through My Eyes
May31

Baste Duterte: Through My Eyes

 By Dr. Rex Venard Bacarra     “Baste, I’d write about you.” I told him.  “Ay, ayaw lang Dom.” He replied in his dialect.  I pleaded, “Please? Nothing political”.   He insisted, “Ayaw lagi.” “Just how I see you from my eyes since your high school days. The way I have known you.”  “Ayaw”  I replied with exasperation, “Okaaay.”  “Hahaha,” he laughed.   Thus, this piece, borne out of that exchange, shaped my desire for...

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POWER TO THE PINOY: Is there a point to Pinoy Pride?
Apr27

POWER TO THE PINOY: Is there a point to Pinoy Pride?

POWER TO THE PINOY: Is there a point to Pinoy Pride? By Lalaine Chu-Benitez In a time of rampant fake news, internet trolls, a community bitterly divided by warring political factions for all the world to see; when words like “bobo,” “dutertards” and “yellowtards” are hurled from one kabayan to another because “it’s a democracy and one can say what one wants to say”; while high and mighty foreigners take it upon themselves to lecture...

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Viva La Revolucion
Apr11

Viva La Revolucion

Viva La Revolucion By Kristine Abante The last time I went home was June last year, I think a few days after Independence day and just before our new president was sworn in. Prior to the elections, I never really thought there was any way out for the Philippines. I’m one of those who have given up, who have accepted our fate that we will always and forever be owned by the elite who controls the real power in our government and...

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A NATION SEVERELY DIVIDED
Apr02

A NATION SEVERELY DIVIDED

A NATION SEVERELY DIVIDED by Krip Yuson Any objective reckoning can only lead to the bottomline of criticism against President Duterte: that he has polarized the country since he took office. And that he continues to exacerbate the situation. Oh, on occasion he takes pause from provocative statements, and actually softens a bit on a previous hardline stance. He has pulled off the PNP from a ruinous campaign that has cost over 7,000...

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A NEW HOPE: What We Want From The Philippine Government in 2017
Jan19

A NEW HOPE: What We Want From The Philippine Government in 2017

A NEW HOPE What we want from the Philippine Government in 2017 By Kristine Abante   2016 has been a tumultuous year in Philippine politics, yet in essence, it also has been a triumphant year, if you will consider the effective gains of the current administration in just over six months and how the disruptive, controversial style of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has turned things around. “Change” was the banner cry of Duterte...

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