ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS

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PRESIDENT Duterte has been so identified as friendly to the Marcoses that his critics have painted him as Marcos incarnate. It did not help that he was vocal in his support for the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani. And it was even…

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UNLIKE Cocoy Dayao, who disappeared after being outed by RJ Nieto aka Thinking Pinoy, Sass Rogando Sasot and VOV PH, Jover Laurio outed herself after being doxed by Nieto. And she did it with dramatic flair. She went public in an arrogant manner, declaring audaciously that she will see in…

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THE contradictory results of the SWS and Pulse Asia Surveys, done practically at the same time in September, and both claiming scientifically warranted procedures, have raised eyebrows and doubts. In the SWS survey, the President’s net satisfaction and trust ratings have drastically dropped, with the steepest in income classes D…

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IT’s always been a question asked by ordinary citizens. How can 1,500 respondents represent the entire country of over 100 million people, around 54 million of whom are of voting age? Another question that is always asked is, how come one has never been included as a sample in a…

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IT sometimes helps to be able to laugh at one’s own mistakes. It is cathartic. But even more cleansing is the ability to be self-reflexive and critical, and to recognize one’s own flaws and follies. This is not only humbling, but is also more in tune with our sense of…

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THERE was much brouhaha about Mocha Uson having violated the ethical and professional standards of a government official when she continues to engage in micro-blogging in social media in such a partisan way that includes attacking the critics of the President. I can grant that this is a fair issue…

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IT was supposed to be a hearing about #CocoyGate, but Cocoy Dayao was nowhere to be found. As Sen. Grace Poe, chairman of the committee in charge of the hearing said, Silent No More was ironically silent. There was no one at the hearing who came forward to represent it.…

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IT is clear that a well-coordinated plot to take down the President is now at play. It is a plot that draws its sustenance from a sense of entitlement of those who took power after the fall of Marcos. These are the people to which the coup led by Juan…

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I HAVE always admired and respected Randy David. For one who lacks the required doctoral degree, he has established for himself a name not only in sociology as an academic discipline but also in the sociological imagination of those who read him. His reputation as an intellectual giant in his…

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