How to talk to each other about politics

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 03/31/2022

As elections draw near, more and more people are engaging in political posts and discussions. Talking politics can seem adversarial—pro vs. anti; your candidate vs. mine. We openly spar with strangers on the internet who are supporters…

Duterte to stump for PDP-Laban bets

Julie Aurelio 03/05/2022

Starting March 25, President Rodrigo Duterte will personally campaign for national and local candidates of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) faction led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi. “As chair of the PDP Laban, the President…

LCTC prexy says politics not behind banning of some Lapu tennis players

Glendale G. Rosal 02/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- A group of tennis players in Lapu-Lapu City are crying foul after they were banned from playing at the Lapu-Lapu City Tennis Club (LCTC) allegedly due to politics and their rift with some club…

Ahong sees politics in non-approval of expressway proposal

Futch Anthony Inso 12/10/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan believes that the non-approval of his proposed Lapu-Lapu Expressway (LLEX) by the city council was politically motivated. “Mao na’y dili nako masabtan, tungod lang sa politika, babagan…

For whom do you fight, Manny?

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 09/24/2021

For many years, Manny Pacquiao was a global superstar, one admired by other luminaries from Kobe Bryant to David Beckham as the eight-division boxing champion with a compelling punch and even more compelling life story. For many…

Ong to Cebu City execs: Stop politicking, give brgys financial subsidy

Dyrecka Letigio 09/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Franklyn Ong, the president of the Liga ng mga Barangay (LNB) in the city, lamented on the recent distribution of the barangay financial subsidy, which he said gave favor to…

PNP chief to cops: Don’t engage in politics with polls drawing near

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 07/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Policemen are warned not to engage in politics especially since the election is drawing near. Police General Guillermo Eleazar, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, said this as some policemen might be expected to…

The Sinovac conundrum

Gideon Lasco - @inquirerdotnet 03/05/2021

To be or not to be vaccinated with Sinovac: That is the question health care workers all over the country are facing today. On a personal level, most health care workers believe in vaccination and seek protection…

Rama continues to press Labella on health status, denies politicking

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama on Sunday, February 7, continued to press Mayor Edgardo Labella to publicly disclose his health status. Rama, however, denied Labella’s earlier claims that his agenda were rooted…

Labella hits back at opposition councilors: ‘Where were you during the pandemic?’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella seems to have had enough of the criticisms from councilors of  opposition party Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) over the 2021 annual budget. Read: Labella eyes P10B for…

Trump finally agrees to Biden transition – but still not conceding

11/24/2020

Washington, United States—President Donald Trump came his closest yet to admitting election defeat Monday after the government agency meant to ease Joe Biden’s transition into the White House said it was finally lifting its unprecedented block on…

Biden denounces ‘irresponsible’ Trump fight to reverse election

11/20/2020

Wilmington, United States—US President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday accused Donald Trump of brazenly damaging democracy as the incumbent pressed on with a campaign to reverse his election loss through fraud claims and personal outreach to election authorities.…

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