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Dishonored House

Dishonored House

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG     The House of Representatives, already basking in the muck, launched recently another seedy act when two of its top guns, brandishing a majority support, trashed unity in favor of personal promotion by defying coherent expectations. The ruckus started when Speaker Peter Allan Cayetano, clearly unwilling to honor the “gentleman’s […]

Incoherent justice system

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG     THE country’s judicial system has always been deficient. Part of this can be blamed on some prosecutors who view application of justice as a matter of social status, often disregarding the moral and ethical aspects of appreciating cases. Political detainee Reina Mae Nasino’s situation is a case in point. […]

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A matter of transparency

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG     President Duterte’s campaign mantra in 2016 was the vow to embrace transparency as a way of fighting and corruption in government. It was a pledge that resonated in the minds of voters who, believing in his promise, trooped to the polls to back his agenda of change. True enough, […]

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Presidential clout

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Presidential clout

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG     For pro-administration allies, the resolution of the leadership strife between House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco was Solomonic. Skillfully using his clout, President Duterte, despite political undercurrents in the House favoring Cayetano, pushed for the execution of the “gentleman’s agreement” the two antagonists […]

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House of Rips

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House of Rips

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG     The overarching investigations launched by Congress in recent months, notwithstanding the devastation the pandemic has wrought in our national healthcare system, has earned the lower chamber the moniker of ‘House of Rips.’ The rip-roaring probes, from the ABS-CBN franchise to the PhilHealth scandal, have kept the nation on the […]

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Discombobulated logic

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Discombobulated logic

  BY JOHNNY DAYANG   ­ Just last Monday, seven Filipino nurses, already seating at ease inside planes bound for United Kingdom, were offloaded by Immigration authorities. The reason: The country is under emergency and needs healthcare workers to fight the COVID-19 pandemic! Common sense in public service, in many instances, has been thrown out […]

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