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Laude’s death and the Phil-US relation

Don’t get me wrong.

I am not denigrating the death of Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in the hands of US Marine Joseph Pemberton. Anytime a heinous crime is committed against a person, regardless of his/her sexual orientation, it is always understandable that an uproar ensues and the clamor for justice demanded by the victim’s family, friends and supporters who identify with the victim. 421 more words

Government

The more Binay snubs senate probe, the guilty he is perceived to be

Vice President Jejomar Binay has to retrace back his steps and start on the right foot because by snubbing the senate probe about his ill-gotten wealth and making sorties to the provinces in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to explain what he claims are lies, baseless allegations and politically motivated charges against him are steps started by the wrong foot. 560 more words

Politics

The Jeffrey/Jennifer Laude case

‘What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.’

Could these famous lines from the play Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare be applicable to Jennifer Laude? 774 more words

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CBCP barking at the wrong tree

I understand there is no love lost between the members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference and President Benigno Aquino (PNoy), but they should put their expression of dismay, and hatred, if you may, against the president in the right context. 440 more words

Government

Binay camp now in quandary

Vice President Jejomar Binay may be still ahead in the surveys for the presidential election in 2016, but with the damning corruption criticism against his person made by his former supporters turned political enemies, one can only wonder if his gradually slipping numbers will still be able to sustain his trust ratings in the coming years. 419 more words

Government

Alleged Binay estate is 'world class' and not Makati building

The Filipino people thought that the corruption allegation against Vice President Jejomar Binay and his family did not go beyond their home turf, Makati, where they have ruled for decades now. 457 more words

Government

Pacquiao: another Quiboloy in the making

First there is Apollo Quiboloy, the founding leader and Executive Pastor of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name based in Davao City who, in his younger days, claim he has heard the ‘voice of God’, when he was in Korea attending the World Conference of the International Youth Corps, repeatedly telling him, “Gamiton Ta Ka (I will Use You)” three times. 375 more words

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