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Philippine Elections 2016: Towards The Homestretch
May18

Philippine Elections 2016: Towards The Homestretch

  By Krip Yuson   A few weeks remain before Election Day. It promises to be the tightest presidential contest since… well, maybe 1992 when FVR won the derby, topping Maid (some say Mad) Miriam, who immediately claimed she was cheated. No such claim arose after Erap won handily in 1998. But he didn’t last halfway through his term. Replacing him after “EDSA Dos,” GMA was said to have gamed her election as president in 2004,...

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The OFW Vote: 87% Vote Duterte in Illustrado Filipino Expat Poll Across 92 Countries
Dec20

The OFW Vote: 87% Vote Duterte in Illustrado Filipino Expat Poll Across 92 Countries

The OFW Vote: 87% Vote Duterte in Illustrado Filipino Expat Poll Across 92 Countries Dubai, 20th December 2015:  Rodrigo Duterte has topped a Filipino expat presidential election survey with a landslide 87%.  The online survey conducted from the 15th to the 20th December 2015 by Illustrado Magazine – a Filipino lifestyle-community publication based in Dubai, UAE had 5,000 respondents, composed mainly of OFWs/Balikbayans (82%) from...

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The Dance of the Presidentiables
Aug22

The Dance of the Presidentiables

by Krip Yuson   Far into the future, word fanciers will note that the term “presidentiable,” newly minted as far as the OED or Oxford English Dictionary is concerned, had its origin in the Philippines. It’s one of a score of fresh words officially accepted as part of the English lexicon, and sourced from our own engagement with the language. No one can trace who it was, which Filipino, first used the term. He or she must have...

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