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Roque: an able spokesman and potential senatorial candidate in 2019

Critics of newly minted Presidential spokesman Harry Roque not only expressed disappointment over the latter’s acceptance as the mouthpiece of President Rodrigo Duterte because it goes against every grain of what the president is relative to human rights, of which Roque is known for his strong advocacy for it, but also because Roque is said to be taking advantage of using his new position to promote his senatorial bid in May 2019. 245 more words

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Año-Dela Rosa tandem against police scalawags

In the same manner that Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa welcomes the appointment of newly retired Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año as Special Assistant to the President to help him “supervise the police” pending the one-year ban on Año’s appointment to a civilian office, I am sure this gesture by President Rodrigo Duterte also sits well for many Filipinos. 216 more words

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In support of Sara’s ‘Tapang at Malasakit’ movement

I am talking of course of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio, the feisty daughter of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, who will head the launching of a nationwide movement called “Tapang at Malasakit Alliance for the Philippines” at the Marquis Events Place in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City on Monday, Oct. 392 more words

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Church protection for EJK witnesses

We had been hearing and reading in the news lately that the Catholic Church is offering protection to policemen and other characters that are willing to testify on extrajudicial killings (EJKs) they have witnessed in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. 410 more words

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Duterte is wrong in going easy on Imee, Bongbong

This is about two of the despot’s children, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos and former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos whom Pres. Rodrigo Duterte have always shielded from the clamor to  “prosecute” and/or “punish” them for the atrocious sins committed by the father. 309 more words

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The oddity of Sen. Trillanes

You will notice that the word oddity here is describing the person Antonio Trillanes in his capacity as senator of the realm and not as an individual. 383 more words

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Duterte and martial law

For those of us, peaceful and law abiding citizens, who have experienced the dark days of martial law under the dictator Marcos, we say, never again. 439 more words

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