March 21, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) continues to dominate the headlines as the numbers of infected individuals and the death toll continue to rise globally. The barrage of “state of emergency” declarations and instantaneous press coverage of coronavirus breaking news,...

March 6, 2020

The novel corona virus outbreak (COVID-19) was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) in December 2019 from the city of Wuhan, Hubei province in China where the bulk of the cases’ morbidity and mortality have occurred to date. The outbreak has since spre...

February 27, 2020

The ABS-CBN franchise renewal issue has been simmering for weeks and has now reached a crescendo in the past few days with more politicians joining the fray and as the deadline looms in the horizon. The main crux of the issue is whether to renew the franchise for anoth...

February 21, 2020

The termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States has become a lightning rod. President Duterte’s call for the termination due to Sen. Bato de la Rosa’s U.S. tourist visa cancellation (because of a ban signed by Presid...

February 13, 2020

Twenty-twenty two, a presidential election year is still two years away but in the political world, campaigns should already be in high gear preparing for such eventuality. While it is an accepted truism that VP Leni Robredo is the presumptive presidential candidate fo...

January 17, 2020

“Under the bludgeonings of chance, my head is bloody but unbowed… and yet the menace of the years finds, and shall find me, unafraid.” Invictus, William Ernest Henly

The assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s top military commander has thrown gasoline into th...

January 9, 2020

After weeks of delay due to the aftermath of the Mindanao earthquake in December 2019, VP Leni Robredo’s drug report, finally saw daylight. “Massive failure!” the headline said of President Digong Duterte’s drug war, quoting her. She came up with this conclusion after...

January 3, 2020

Dominating the news in recent days is a provision inserted in the United States’ 2020 Budget to ban the jailers of Philippine Sen. Leila De Lima who has spent her last three Christmases incarcerated. The provision gave the authority to President Donald Trump’s Executiv...

December 20, 2019

The impeachment of President Donald Trump brings home the sad reality that the United States has lost its footing in the global stage. The hot mic incident during the recent NATO Summit in the UK where France’s Emmanuel Macron, Canada’s Justin Trudeau, UK’s Boris Johns...

December 13, 2019

The famous Nelson Mandela once said that “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” True indeed, but not just education. Education must espouse the dimensions of  quality education. Mandela’s comment of course in 2003 comes 10 years...

November 28, 2019

It is barely a month since VP Leni Robredo was appointed drug czar and we’re already back to square one. President Rodrigo Duterte fired his erstwhile political nemesis three weeks after appointing her as co-chair of the anti-drug body. Duterte cited “missteps” by the...

November 7, 2019

When Vice President Leni Robredo was quoted by Reuters criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte’s “failed” anti-drug war, she probably was not expecting such piqued reaction from the president. Duterte’s outburst made Robredo to backtrack from “stopping the drug war” to r...

October 24, 2019

The presidential election in 2016 yielded contrasting results for president and vice president (VP). Opposition candidate Rodrigo Duterte won the presidency while the administration candidate at the time for VP, Leni Robredo won. The losing VP candidate with the closes...

October 17, 2019

For over three years, Washington politicians and the mainstream media had given President Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt. Despite obvious aberrations, people stuck with the democratic thing to do by jumping to every hoops that Trump laid for them. Special Counse...

October 10, 2019

Federalism is really about autonomy - one of the conditions of self-government. When we look at the American model where Philippines patterned its form of government, autonomy is assured through state rights under a federal form. Each of the 50 states comprising the Un...

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