ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS

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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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THEY called Mocha the queen of fake news, even as Inquirer, ABS-CBN and Rappler propagated the lie that the high index of impunity for 2017 is President Duterte’s fault even if it was computed using data collected during the term of his predecessor. Theirs is what appears to be manufactured…

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IT is easy to dismiss them as just there because of the money, and to reduce them to opportunistic, lazy people who would make extra effort to travel long distances if it means having an easy and quick P10,000 monthly reward. But if that is the case, then you have…

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THE elected representatives of the people, or at least the 26 members of the justice committee of the House of Representatives, including majority leader Rudy Fariñas and its chair, Rep. Rey Umali, have decided to dismiss the impeachment complaint filed against Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andy Bautista on the…

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THERE is no doubt. President Ferdinand Marcos was very much into myth-making. In fact, the entire backbone of his ideology embodied the installation of symbols and metaphors of nation-building. We can debate on how truthful or accurate these were, but one needs to realize that truthfulness and accuracy are not…

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IN one academic conference, a well-respected senior member of our profession incredulously asked whatever happened to me. He was of course referring to my pro-Duterte stance. Another friend, who is an academic herself, privately messaged me expressing her frustration that I am lending intellectual capital to the horror and the…

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