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IF extra-judicial killing, fake news and lying have become state policies, and President Rodrigo Duterte is determined to impose them in the name of autocratic power, what kind of country have we become, and what kind of values are we prepared to pass on, if any, to the next generation?…

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THE first signs of a multi-sectoral, multi-pronged challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug killings have finally appeared, and on the “National Day of Protest” proclaimed by DU30 himself to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Ferdinand Marcos’ proclamation of Martial Law throughout the country on September 21, 1972, managed to draw…

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Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
—George Santayana
I COULD not ascertain with sufficient accuracy the demographic profile of those who marched yesterday to denounce the proclamation of martial law and the suspension of the privilege…

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AFTER threatening to place the entire country under martial law or declare a revolutionary government, should untoward incidents mar the planned leftwing protest marches on the 45th anniversary of Ferdinand Marcos’ proclamation of Martial Law tomorrow, President Rodrigo Duterte has apparently decided to lead the commemoration by suspending work and…

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AMIDST the growing blowback against President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous war on drugs and its Siamese twin, his war on human rights, I recently caught a wacky TV episode on Netflix, which tries to present a funny caricature of the pistol-packing, venom-belching DU30. This is Episode 15, Season 3 of the…

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THIS is what happened when the House of Representatives voted to defund the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), by reducing its proposed P678 million appropriation for the next fiscal year to a mere P1,000, the average price of a congressman’s two-course meal in any of their favorite casino-restaurants, all because…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to “destroy” Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th, for claiming that the President’s vice mayor-son Paolo Duterte might be involved in the illegal drugs traffic from China through the Bureau of Customs, and that he bears on his back the tattoo of a member of the Chinese Triad,…

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Since night issues from the thrones, let light come from the tombs. —Victor Hugo on Voltaire’s 100th death anniversary SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 is the centennial of Ferdinand Edralin Marcos’ birthday. While the world recalls the horror of 9-11-2001, when al-Qaida struck the twin towers in Manhattan and the Pentagon in…

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IN an apparent effort to shed off its tainted image, the Senate blue ribbon committee resumed its hearings yesterday on the P6.4 billion illegal drug shipment from China that had gone through the Bureau of Customs’ “green lane” last May, with far greater cordiality between the chairman, Sen. Richard Gordon,…

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IMPEACHMENT complaints have been filed in the House of Representatives against Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista and Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on different grounds, while certain other parties are talking of filing similar complaints against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales and Vice President Leni Robredo on…

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