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Cost of elections

Cost of elections

  WE have been nibbled by the ways of dirty politics, we cannot be ready to rise above self, recognizing the decency in men, and the greatness of our dreams. The best of the past is no longer the best of the present. The last elections served to validate the ever-increasing cost for candidates aspiring […]

Multi-party & party-list

  WHEN a theoretical construct from European origins disjointed from domestic experience and unique historical reality, is politically injected by presidential fiat with the cooperation of a House “Speaker”, chances are it is bound to fail. As if the Multi-Party and Party-list System was not tragic enough, as introduced under a Presidential set-up (1987 “yellow” […]

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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 […]

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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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