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Much ado about Mocha


Truth to tell, I was sort of surprised at first with all the negative comments on entertainer/blogger Mocha Uson back when she was still in the sidelines and then President-elect Rodrigo Duterte spent his first few days sparring with the national media. As someone who actively campaigned for Duterte’s presidential bid and is a female […]

Posted: May 11th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

The art of diplomacy


Hindi daw ako statesman. Excuse me? Hindi daw ako statesman. Ang pagkaalam ko, tumakbo ako ng Presidente. Wala mang posisyong statesman doon sa ’min, bakit mo ko pipilitin maging statesman?” the President said. (Then they said I’m not a statesman. Excuse me? I’m not a statesman, they said. As far as I know, I ran […]

Posted: April 1st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Should people support Du30’s appointment of village officials?


The recent plan of President Rodrigo Duterte in postponing again the baranggay election and suggesting that he himself would instead appoint baranggay officials drew mixed reactions. There are those who totally agree with the President. Others are totally opposed, and there are also those who agree with the postponement but frown on the idea of […]

Posted: March 30th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Duterte to dine with local execs after 3rd bridge launch


PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will be having a private dinner with local officials and other stakeholders after the groundbreaking ceremony of the third bridge that will connect Cebu City to Mactan Island via Cordova town tomorrow. But the venue of the dinner was still being determined as of yesterday. Arlette Capistrano, core group head of the […]

Posted: February 28th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Both accused of heinous crimes


President Duterte and Sen. Leila de Lima are both accused of heinous crimes — crimes that would merit the death penalty if Congress were to pass that odious measure. Both claim innocence, dismissing the accusations as attempts at political demolition. For Mr. Duterte, the accusations date back to the early days of his mayoralty in […]

Posted: February 28th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Lacson panel to continue ‘Davao Death Squad’ probe


After debating on the floor on Wednesday, senators agreed that panel headed by Sen. Panfilo Lacson should continue with the investigation of the alleged involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte in the so-called Davao Death Squad (DDS). Earlier, Sen. Grace Poe manifested that the Senate could create a special committee to investigate the allegation of confessed […]

Posted: February 22nd, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Military to monitor Cebu City streets again


Cebuanos will again be seeing military men patrol Cebu City streets starting next month. President Rodrigo Duterte has already given his approval to an earlier request by the Cebu City Council to tap the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) – Central Command in securing city streets, said councilor Dave Tumulak. Military men will be […]

Posted: February 17th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Breakdown of discipline in the PNP


In what may be considered one of the most shameful incidents in the history of the Philippine National Police, 228 Metro-Manila–based policemen were publicly reprimanded and humiliated recently by President Duterte. Believing that they are all rogue cops incapable of mending their ways, the President ordered them to resign or be reassigned for two years […]

Posted: February 14th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

DILG starts discussions on federalism among barangay leaders in Central Visayas


The Department of Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas (DILG-7) on Saturday kicked off discussions at the barangay level on the proposed federal system of government through a regional forum held in a hotel in Cebu City on Saturday. DILG Cebu Provincial Director Jerome Gonzales said this was necessary to prepare the barangays should […]

Posted: February 11th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »

Cardinal Vidal hopes for harmony and understanding between the Church and Duterte


CEBU CITY–Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal has a birthday wish as he turned 86 on Monday: peace between the Catholic Church hierarchy and President Duterte. “There should be understanding between the government and the Church. If there is no harmony, when will peace come?” said Vidal in an interview with reporters in his house […]

Posted: February 6th, 2017 in Breaking | Read More »