ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS

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IT is wrong to deny the existence of the innocent casualties of martial law. But it is equally wrong to treat as innocent victims those who by choice took up arms and embraced the communist ideology. They are rebels with a cause, and are in fact freedom fighters. To label…

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THE punishment for pretending you are someone you are not, hoping that wealth and power can cover up for your inadequacy, is always a steep fall from an undeserved pedestal. No amount of support from Loida Nicolas Lewis can turn Leni Gerona Robredo into a statesperson that she could not…

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#LENILEAKS exploded into our social imaginations. It affirmed the fact that social media is no longer just a venue for self-affirmation of people about their looks and their food. It is where you could rise and be famous through serendipity and tenacity, or fall on your stupidity. When Sass Rogando…

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ON March 22, 2014, four small-scale gold miners in Sitio Campo, Barangay Gata, Caramoan, Camarines Sur, were found lying in a pool of their own blood, apparently, victims of a massacre. Their murder is forever etched as a nightmare in the memory of this village that is blessed with deposits…

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It is not only the media that President Duterte has seriously destabilized. It is not only journalists who are forced to scramble not only to be able to perform their tasks, but also to remain relevant. Mocha Uson, Thinking Pinoy and Sass Rogando Sasot are not just giving the likes…

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LENI Robredo thinks that commiserating from New York would be enough. On December 22, weather forecasters already said that Tropical Storm Nock Ten brewing in the Pacific was going to become a full-blown typhoon with near-Category 4 winds and was tracked to enter the Philippine area of responsibility. Leni Robredo…

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There they go again. Elitists are once again doing it all wrong, not in politics, but in the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). One of the dominant lines which is being deployed in defense of the entries this year is that they are quality films, in contrast to the…

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