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Philippine Army 122nd Anniversary

Philippine Army 122nd Anniversary

  THE oldest and largest armed institution among the Major Branches of the Armed Forces of the Philippines celebrated this week their 122nd founding anniversary in Fort Andres Bonifacio. This was the revolutionary force under General Emilio Aguinaldo, with General Artemio Ricarte elected as first Captain General. The Ejercito en la Republica de las Islas […]

Cebu city taxi operators

  I AM in receipt of a formal missy sent me by the taxi operators of Cebu City. Anxious over possible back-lash for publicly expressing concerns, they prefer to remain anonymous. In two meetings, members of said group expressed views on a pending issue which would greatly affect their families, their daily livelihood and huge […]

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EDSA ‘yellowed’

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EDSA ‘yellowed’

  A POST Edsa One review of events leading to the departure of President Ferdinand Marcos, poses several questions. Thirty-three years passing, people power revolution is predominantly a cacophony of “yellow voices” breast-beating over the victory of a singular name as mother of restored Philippine democracy. All other significant personalities, of equal value, relegated to […]

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Few honest & good men

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Few honest & good men

    ROUGHLY three years in office, President Rodrigo Duterte continues to fulfill his campaign promise to rid government of graft and corruption. This was one of several clearly stated objectives of then Mayor Digong, aspiring for the highest office of the land. Part of his platform of government was to also halt drugs, criminality […]

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‘Do not hurt our children’

    THESE were the words of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, about last week, on the occasion of inaugurating a hospital in Malabon City. As is already anticipated of the “Mayor” when delivering his speeches, he went back to his usual “folksy” style referencing on his experience as chief executive of Davao City. He related […]

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Malasakit Health Cards

    I HAVE witnessed in close proximity how Cebuanos in Cebu City, Mandaue etc. are truly grateful for President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘Malasakit Health Cards’. Numerous individuals, and their families, have expressed deep appreciation for benefitting from such a scheme, targeting the very poor for their health and hospital expenses. It will be recalled, that […]

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