ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS

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AT the outset, the only issue of concern for the public on the matter of the dispute between the Bautista spouses, Andres (Andy) and Patricia (Tisha), is the political ramifications of the latter’s revelations on our democratic processes and on good governance. To be specific, the core of the issue…

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A POLITICAL opposition is an important element of democracy. In parliamentary systems, the opposition forms a shadow government that watches over every move of the ruling party that is in control of parliament and the cabinet. Shadow ministers become the watchdogs of their counterparts in the cabinet, providing the constant…

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IT is hard not to rejoice at RA 10931, otherwise known as the “Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act,” that provides full tuition subsidy to all students enrolled in state universities and colleges (SUCs), local universities and colleges, and state-run technical-vocational schools. In addition, the law also subsidizes library…

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OF the figures in the Catholic Church, it is the parish priest who works at the grassroots. He is tasked to counsel those who are lost and those who are last. He is the representative of Rome with the people. He receives confessions from the sinners and gives communion to the faithful. He directly touches and ministers to his flock. His position embodies not only one that is holy, but also one that is trusted…

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(This is excerpted from a professorial lecture that I will be delivering this afternoon at the De La Salle University.) THE word “Dutertard,” started out as a pejorative. It was used by those who hate President Duterte to label his supporters, as shorthand for “Duterte retards,” in retaliation for the…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte appears to be invincible, for now. He continues to have high trust and approval ratings. His cursing and rape jokes notwithstanding, his presidency remains popular among an overwhelming majority of the Filipino people, across social classes, and in all geographical areas of the country. This is true…

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TO be accused of being a “bayaran” is considered offensive by people who render their free time, free of charge, and in fact end up using their own resources, working for a particular political cause, or supporting a particular political personality or candidate. Lately, it has been deployed as a…

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