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PART II – Seven reasons Marcos should never be given a heroes burial

(TFS: This is the second of a two-part post. The first three reasons can be read in this link.) 4) He mired generations of Filipinos in billions in foreign debt While Marcos truly deserves credit for the infrastracture projects that were built during his time, we

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De Lima blames Duterte for her ouster as Senate justice committee chair

Senator Leila de Lima was unceremoniously ousted as the Chair of the Senate Justice Committee Monday night. De Lima’s removal came after fellow neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao filed a motion that her position be declared vacant. Sixteen senators approved the move. Only four of her

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PART I – Seven reasons Marcos should never be given a heroes burial

The country is so politically polarized nowadays that you can’t express anti-Marcos sentiments without being tagged as pro-Aquino (aka “yellowtard”) and vice versa. Is it not possible to see that both camps have their respective virtues and flaws? Cause you know, the world does not exist

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Teddy Boy Locsin appointed as Philippine ambassador to United Nations

Veteran television and newspaper commentator Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. has accepted President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to be the Philippines’ permanent ambassador to the United Nations or UN. This was relayed to the media by Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar early Sunday afternoon. He will

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What can be done to stop the youth from their hero-worship of Marcos?

Today is the 33rd death anniversary of the late Senator and Martial law-era opposition leader Benigno Aquino Jr. In previous years, various activities were held to commemorate his fight for the restoration of Philippine democracy. This time, the public seems to be more preoccupied with

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WOMAN IN CHARGE – Arroyo set to become deputy House Speaker

Former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is set to become one of the deputy speakers of the House of Representatives for the 17th Congress, which will run from 2016 to 2019. The former president made the announcement to members of the media during

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BAKIT NAGBAGO SYA? – Trump called the Philippines ‘a special place’ in 2012

The government of the Philippines, through Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, called out United States Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump for saying that immigrants from the Philippines and other countries with big Muslim populations are potential recruiting targets for terrorist organizations. “Considering his major real

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Trump calls immigrants from PH, other countries as terrorist ‘trojan horses’

American real estate magnate and 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump renewed his attacks on what he described as foreign terrorists masquerading as immigrants and refugees. Speaking during a campaign stop in Portland, Maine, the controversial billionaire-politician warned that those people are a threat

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New York Times reports on the rise of vigilantism in the Philippines

A photo taken from the Philippines has made it to the front page of The New York Times for August 3. Taken by Reuters photojournalist Czar Dancel, the image shows a woman named Jennilyn Olayres weeping over the body of her husband, Michael Siaron, who was