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Duterte Supreme Court martial law

SC affirms Duterte’s martial law declaration in Mindanao

Voting 11-3-1, the Supreme Court has voted to uphold President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao. Eleven justices said yes to martial law for the entire Mindanao. Meanwhile, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, and Justice Alfredo Caguioa said

Pacquiao-Horn rematch

Manny Pacquiao: From national hero to polarizing politician

Earlier today, Jeffrey Horn of Australia shocked the boxing world by defeating eight-division world champion and Philippine Senator Manny Pacquiao via unanimous decision,  117-111, 115-113, and 115-113. Some analysts are claiming that Pacquiao was robbed of the victory, and that perhaps a rematch is necessary

fake news websites philippines

Do not forget that fake news sites have big financiers

A quick search on YouTube will yield several videos reporting about the purported arrest order of the Supreme Court and the Office of the Ombudsman against former President Benigno Aquino III. In the real world, there’s no such thing that happened, but those videos have

Metro Manila Pride March 2017

Pinoy LGBTs must address the discrimination within their community

Earlier today, thousands of Filipino LGBTs (lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders) trooped to Marikina City for the annual pride march. As always, the organizers and participants touched on familiar themes of love, equality, and togetherness. Standing up and going out there to promote a cause

CBCP fake news websites

CBCP tags ThinkingPinoy, 28 others as fake news sites

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has joined media organizations and concerned netizens in declaring war against fake news websites. In a pastoral letter dated June 21, CBCP President and current Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas appealed on Filipinos to stop sharing and patronizing identified sources

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Online mob mentality at the time of Rodrigo Duterte

Three weeks ago, Chelsea Clinton made international headlines when she called out Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for making a joke about soldiers possibly committing sexual abuses while a part of the country is under military rule. She is the lone daughter of former United States

Marawi martial law 2017

Responsibilities of the press under Duterte martial law

President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law declaration in Mindanao has been in place for almost a month now. The Senate and the House of Representatives, which are both dominated by administration allies, endorsed the martial law declaration even without convening a joint session. Opponents of the

Cynthia Villar unli rice

Netizens mock Cynthia Villar for proposal to ban ‘unli’ rice

Senator Cynthia Villar received flak from netizens after suggesting that restaurants should be stopped from offering unlimited rice to their customers for health and economic considerations. “Ipagbawal na yang unlimited rice, masama yan. Pagbawal na natin yang unlimited rice kasi nagkakasakit tayo gawa ng unlimited rice

philippine tourism advertisement 2017

DOT accused of copying South Africa tourism ad

The Department of Tourism marked the Philippines’ celebration of its 119th Independence Day this June 12 by releasing a new tourism ad titled “Sights.” It can be recalled that early this year, the DOT under Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo announced that the country will now use