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Reading between the lines of President Aquino’s 2011 State of the Nation Address

1. Walang wang-wang sa ating administrasyon. At ngayon, patuloy nating itinitigil ito. – Walang wang-wang? Ano tawag niya kay Kris? Sirena? 2. Kayo po ba, gusto ninyong makulong ang lahat ng tiwali? […]


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Transcript of President Noynoy Aquino’s 2011 State of the Nation Address

The Office of the President, through its official website, has just published the transcript of President Noynoy Aquino’s 2011 State of the Nation Address. He gave his address almost entirely in Filipino […]


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Remembering how Arroyo’s “Diocese of Malacanang” started six years ago

A recent revelation about bishops (particularly Butuan City’s Juan de Dios Pueblos) that received “gifts” (like expensive cars) during the term of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has triggered a public outcry from various […]


The debate over wearing face shields and our evolving understanding of COVID-19

Starting today, November 16, the use of face shields will no longer be required in areas placed under alert levels 3, 2, and 1 in relation to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. President […]


#WalangPasok – December 8 2021 declared a special non-working holiday nationwide

Roman Catholics around the world will be celebrating the annual Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary this coming December 8, Wednesday. The said day is a special non-working holiday […]


Is Rodrigo Duterte about to screw over Bongbong Marcos just like in 2016? – #BotongPinoy2022

With just weeks left before the 2016 national elections, then-Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. was already able to establish a small-but-significant lead over then-Congresswoman Maria Leonora “Leni” Robredo of Camarines Sur in […]


#WalangPasok – November 12 2021 declared holiday in Valenzuela City

Valenzuela City will be celebrating its 398th foundation anniversary this November 12. The day has been declared a special non-working holiday in the city through President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 1240. The holiday […]


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