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PDP-Laban, ‘anyare’?

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 11:18 Written by
In 1978, at the zenith of the Marcos dictatorship, the Lakas ng Bayan or Laban political party was formed, to contest the Interim Batasang Pambansa elections.Its founders included opposition leaders Benigno Aquino Jr. and Lorenzo Tañada. Its candidates, aside from…

Carpio slams DFA stand on PH reef incident

Monday, 23 April 2018 14:23 Written by
The Philippines must protest China’s landing of military aircraft on Panganiban Reef or its silence may be taken as implied consent, according to acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio.“If we don’t protest, we acquiesce. We consent impliedly, [we lose],” Carpio said…

Whose foreign secretary?

Friday, 20 April 2018 16:22 Written by
To hear Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano talk about Philippine-Chinese relations is to hear the whiny sound of surrender and subservience. In Cayetano’s view, the landmark arbitral tribunal ruling in 2016 that gave the Philippines a sweeping legal victory over…

Pasha presidency

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 15:29 Written by
On Tuesday, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol capped his victory over Secretary to the Cabinet Leoncio Evasco Jr. by releasing photos of a Monday night Cabinet meeting in which the media was pointedly informed that Evasco did not attend. Some reports…

China military planes land on PH reef

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 11:37 Written by
Two Chinese military transport planes have been photographed on Panganiban Reef, marking the first reported presence of this type of aircraft in Philippine territory in the South China Sea and raising the prospect that China will base warplanes there.Panganiban Reef…

Federalism or Duterte fails

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 05:45 Written by
YES, you read it right. Either we have federalism or Duterte ends up a failure. That is the single most vital endgame that Duterte will put all his political capital on.We never had any political reform in the past six…

Is Duterte a dictator?

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 15:57 Written by
The answer is not as simple as one would like, and the reasoning is necessarily nonlinear.Part of the reason this is so lies in the Philippines’ own recent history of dictatorship. Ferdinand Marcos, a consummate lawyer, created an elaborate legal…

Call his bluff

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 15:00 Written by
At one point during the hearings by the House of Representatives’ committee on justice on the impeachment case against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Mindoro Oriental Rep. and committee chair Reynaldo Umali said a mouthful against Larry Gadon, the lawyer…
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