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Enrile’s baneful advice

I do not know how much longer the foxy Senate Minority Leader, Juan Ponce Enrile, has to live after he turns 92 on February 14. 346 more words

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Enrile’s bombshell in Mamasapano reinvestigation a dud

On January 11, 2016 I wrote and asked whether or not the reinvestigation of the Mamasapano carnage, as strongly suggested by Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, was boon or bane for the country ( 310 more words

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Humor despues de mucho barullo politico (Humor after much political brouhaha)

Compartiendo con ustedes lo que debemos tener como un respiro del mucho ruido sobre la locura política – especialmente en Filipinas.  (Sharing with you what we should have as a respite from too much noise over crazy politics – especially in the Philippines.)

Politics

Duterte’s fearless political forecast

For many of us who have grown old watching Philippine politics and how the country, to this day, has been corrupted by politicians since the conjugal dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos and how we are lagging behind in progress in the ASEAN, including Vietnam which has been severely devastated by war, we can only heave a sigh of relief if indeed the country has found a man in Davao City Mayor and presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte who can give us the long-delayed deliverance. 375 more words

Government

The SSS pension hike controversy

I thought Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, in his dotage, is losing his mind, too.

It appears, however, that Enrile’s mental faculties are still intact compared to his peers in the Senate who all voted for the proposed P2,000 pension hike of 2.1 million retirees (myself included) of the Social Security System (SSS), this after the House of Representatives approved it earlier. 524 more words

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Uncertainty after 2016 presidential election

Truth to tell I am really losing the urge to write these days.

Losing hope? Not really. Just feeling a bit indifferent.

Witnessing the way the presidential race is evolving is disturbing as it is frightening. 381 more words

Government

Reopening of the Mamasapano massacre inquiry: a boon or bane?

What is it really that the nation expects to discover in the reopening of the Mamasapano massacre inquiry as it will be commemorated on January 25, where 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos sacrificed their lives? 395 more words

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