KATRINA STUART SANTIAGO

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The Canada Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) News website came out with an interesting piece about the state of discourse in the Philippines given mainstream media on the one hand, and the rise of fake news as propaganda on the other. Written by Senior Correspondent Adrienne Arsenault, it had as headline a…

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BECAUSE our short memory as a nation is becoming legendary, and these days the manufactured noise is enough to distract us from what happened just yesterday, it seems important to review Torre de Manila, now that DMCI is going to get away with continuing its construction, as the Supreme Court…

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The upside to having a President like Rodrigo Duterte is that we are finally weeding out the elitists among us. And I don’t mean those who think that Duterte is so bastos, is so not a statesman, is so not President-material because not disente. No, this is beyond just some…

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FOR a government – and a President – that has a tendency to blame media, local and international, for covering only the drug war and not much else that is happening in the Philippines, it is a surprise that government even engaged at all with the Time 100 poll and…

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A DIRECT translation wouldn’t capture how offensive this rhetorical question is, coming from the mouth of any man or woman, as it normalizes and rationalizes the practice of infidelity and polygamy, because look, all men are doing it! And as long as these men can take care of the children…

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The conversation about the occupation of the idle government housing units in Pandi, Bulacan has unsurprisingly settled simplistically on the fact that members of the urban poor, all members of Kadamay, took over these houses outside of the process set for them by the public housing system of government. Yet…

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IT was on March 8 when I first heard of how members of urban poor organization Kadamay had taken over units of a government housing project in Pandi, Bulacan. It seemed like the best way for our women (and men of course!) to celebrate International Women’s Day: to take over…

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I have no love lost for Vice President Leni Robredo, but I would rather she was VP than Bongbong Marcos. Having said that, one wishes she knew what she was doing. That she would have the sense to have a real communications team, one that will have her back and…

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