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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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Right Now Philippines: First Sight, Trail of Brexit & Love Spouse Challenge
Aug07

Right Now Philippines: First Sight, Trail of Brexit & Love Spouse Challenge

  Right Now Philippines At First Sight After taking their separate oath of offices, President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo met for the first time at Camp Aguinaldo during the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Change of Command. Cordial was how Robredo described her first meeting with the President who wanted to sit beside her onstage but was seated beside Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana instead. Some...

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Divining Digong: Dutertenomics in the Time of Brexit
Jul25

Divining Digong: Dutertenomics in the Time of Brexit

DIVINING DIGONG:  Dutertenomics in the Time of Brexit By J. Albert Araneta Gamboa   D-Day 2016 – the inaugural date of the Philippines’ 16th President, Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte – fell on a rainy Thursday, the 30th of June.  Unlike his predecessors, then President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III did not declare a national holiday, supposedly in keeping with his successor’s low-key style. Duterte had convincingly won the May 9th...

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Triumph of the Grievance Vote
Jun22

Triumph of the Grievance Vote

  Triumph of the Grievance Vote By Krip Yuson   As election day drew near, the handwriting on the wall seemed obviously stark. And believers in reputable surveys (that includes me) could see it and read it: Rodrigo Duterte appeared poised to become the 16th Philippine President, with his numbers in both SWS and PulseAsia holding and increasing their lead over the second-placer, Grace Poe before a late mini-surge by Mar...

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