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Regime of change

Regime of change

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG     The most favored campaign line brandished by pro-Duterte diehards in the last 2016 presidential elections was ‘Change is Coming!’ Whether the slogan was subliminally conceived to take on a double meaning, its import today resonates louder after the House drumbeat has sounded, announcing the launch of Charter Change. Amending […]

‘Game of the generals’

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG     After the Senate raised the alarm and called for a probe into the smuggled Chinese vaccines, the finger-pointing and the haste to deflect presidential blame promptly went to work. First, the individuals with prior knowledge of the deal started to make justifications after the Palace tenant officially announced that […]

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Politics of disintegration

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG     IF there is anything the opposition must thank about 2020, it is the prevailing issues. For brevity, let me state 10 oversights, largely products of over-confidence, that will stir and fail the national leadership’s vaunted juggernaut. First, in a blunder that got the attention of pundits, President Rodrigo Duterte […]

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Palace’s awkward defenses

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG     Fatuo Bensuoda, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), recently issued a statement saying there is “reasonable basis to believe” crimes against humanity were committed in the anti-drug campaign of the Duterte leadership. The avowal promptly sprang the Palace into defensive mood, arguing that since March 2018, the […]

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Dehumanized rights

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Dehumanized rights

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG   An oft repeated but overly exploited mantra mouthed with consistency is the government’s commitment to protect human rights. It is a lip service that has added confusion to an already discombobulated declaration that the state is against any form of abuse outside the law. Candidly, this pronouncement has gained so […]

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Duterte’s Via Dolorosa

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG     Recently, over a six-week pe­riod, Luzon was battered with four devastating storms that cost lives, ruined properties, and flooded hundreds of villages. State man­agers valued the destruction, including public works and infra­structure, in the billions. These ca­lamitous events and its trail of dev­astations happened at time when the country […]

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