An evening with Chito Gascon, Voltes V and human rights

ATTY. DENNIS GORECHO 12/14/2021

International Human Rights Day in the Philippines was celebrated this year in the Philippines without the presence of human rights icon Chito Gascon. December 10 each year is known as Human Rights Day, the very day when,…

Chan to back PDP-Laban bet if Sara Duterte won’t run for president

Futch Anthony Inso 10/25/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan continues to encourage Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to run for presidency in the 2022 national elections.  On Sunday, October 24, 2021, Chan met with Carpio during…

Rama hopes for a BBM-Bong Go tandem

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama said that if he could so wish, he would want Presidential candidate, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos and Vice Presidential candidate, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go to team…

The same thing over and over again

Kay Rivera - @inquirerdotnet 10/11/2021

Days after the deadline for filing of candidacy, the atmosphere is more politically charged than ever and social media is filled with presidential candidates and their supporters taking swipes at different camps. Mayor Isko Moreno himself had…

#EmergencyAlert tops Twitter Philippines’ trending list

Doris Mondragon - Content Specialist 10/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The hashtag Emergency Alert tops the trending list of Twitter Philippines on Wednesday, October 6, after Bongbong Marcos’ campaign allegedly “hijack the emergency alerts frequency.”  Photos are now spreading on social media that showed an…

The Marcos years: Not gold, but dust

Tony S. Bergonia - @inquirerdotnet 09/25/2021

The Cambridge online dictionary defines kleptocracy as “a state of unrestrained political corruption, literally meaning rule by thieves.” The world is replete with cases of kleptocracy as defined by Cambridge. In the Philippines, one case cited by…

Never forget the Conjugal Dictatorship

Crispin C. Maslog - @inquirerdotnet 09/19/2021

It is only eight months before the next national elections, and we now see the perennial politicians reminding us of their presence via TV ads and media interviews. One of them is former vice presidential candidate Bongbong…

Biden’s strategic purpose

Segundo Eclar Romero - @inquirerdotnet 08/20/2021

The world is flogging US President Joe Biden for breaking up with Afghanistan on a Post-it note. That the United States was going to leave and pull out all its troops in mid-2021 was already agreed upon…

On 35th Edsa anniversary, Duterte tells Filipinos to protect rights, democratic institutions

Daphne Galvez 02/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — On the 35th anniversary of the Edsa People Power Revolution, President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, February 25, 2021, called on Filipinos to be vigilant in protecting their rights and the country’s democratic institutions. “As…

When the present reads like the past

Ambeth R. Ocampo - @inquirerdotnet 10/02/2020

History can be depressing when one reads the present like the past. The current squabble over who should be House Speaker is not new. It comes in cycles, often at the start of a new president’s term.…

The Lord giveth and taketh away

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 09/30/2020

Abraham Lincoln, a statesman but also a practical politician, once described the problems of the presidency when it came to patronage in these terms: “Too many piglets, too few teats.” To become Speaker of the House requires…

Dark night of martial law

Philippine Daily Inquirer 09/21/2020

Filipinos of a certain age make it a ceremony to remember Sept. 21, 1972, for the imposition of martial law, which the dictator Ferdinand Marcos formally announced two days later. Far from being a tedious chore, the…

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