The Voice of a People


It was only last month when the Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Giussepe Pinto hailed the country as the ‘last bastion against divorce’. The envoy from the Vatican underscored the fact that aside from the Holy See, the Philippines is the only country not to have any form of divorce in the world. While […]

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The New Enforcer


In his 2nd State of the Nation address, President Noynoy Aquino announced the appointment of former Chief Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales as Merceditas Gutierrez’ successor as ombudsman. The former administered the incumbent President’s inauguration last June 30 after PNoy refused to be administered by Chief Justice Renato Corona, whose appointment PNoy had opposed. Carpio-Morales  is a […]

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A Case of Wrong Timing


The benchmark agendum in the platform of incumbent-President Noynoy Aquino’s government is the noble promise not to impose any new taxes amongst the cash-strapped Filipinos. Taxes are the lifeblood of a government, a huge chunk of their spending power relies on their income from taxes. In the Arroyo era, then-President Gloria Arroyo risked the wrath […]

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The Chinese Diplomatic Civil War


As Haiti was devasted by the magnitude 7 earthquake – both casualty and economy – developed countries and the world’s superpowers all came in to its aid in rescue. But two of these donors, China and Taiwan, are after something else besides just relief. They’re after diplomatic ties. Ever since the split-up of 1949, the […]

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R.I.P Cerge Remonde


President Arroyo’s longest serving cabinet official has passed away yesterday morning (Philippine time).  Press Secretary Cerge M. Remonde suffered a major heart attack late morning in his house in Bel-Air Village, Makati. He died at around 11:51 AM. He was 51. Cerge assume his post on the 1st of February 2009. Having worked previously as […]

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The Plague of Maoism


It has been over forty years since the New People’s Army (NPA) was formed. The group, the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), was organized to topple the Marcos regime, and has well served its’ purpose. Democracy had been restored. Marcos is long gone. But four decades had passed and the guerrilla group still lives and could recruit […]

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