RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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PRESIDENT Duterte should fire Commission on Human Rights head and Liberal Party stalwart Jose Gascon. Let the courts rule if this is unconstitutional, as the Yellow Cultists claim.
Duterte should invoke the wisdom of the saint of Gascon’s Yellow Cult, President Corazon Aquino, who ruled that the CHR head serves…

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IN a span of a lifetime, and with regard to the Marcos era, we are seeing the truth of a quote attributed to Bavarian playwright Ernest Toller: “History is the propaganda of the victors.” Winston Churchill revised that to the more well-known: “History is written by the victors.” That itself…

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I HATE to bad-mouth my colleagues in my profession, but I was shocked by this episode. Has journalism these  days become this bad? One of the top business reporters in a major daily recently had the gall to seek an appointment with the owner of another broadsheet. Without any shame…

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INDEED, future generations of Filipinos will owe him. Antonio Trillanes by his record and behavior is convincing Filipinos, finally, that this institution with the misnomer of the “Senate”—from the Latin senatus, or assembly of “wise old men”—has become so moribund it should be abolished. Trillanes’ timing is perfect since President…

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THAT there is a move to remove Maria Lourdes Sereno as Chief Justice gives me much hope for the future of this country. I had resigned myself to the fact that one of the three branches of this Republic, the judiciary, would be headed by an unqualified lawyer, appointed by…

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I SPILLED my coffee watching CNN’s 8 a.m. news, when its ticker tape flashed: “Duterte orders police to kill those resisting arrest, followed by “Duterte: Kill the idiots.” A newsreader then simply repeated those statements, adding, as it does every time there’s news now about the Philippines, that Duterte’s war…

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WE are celebrating today National Heroes Day, one of our oldest official holidays first declared way back in 1931 by the Philippine legislature. But we don’t have national heroes—officially. Not even the great novelist Jose Rizal, or the revolutionary leader Andres Bonifacio, has been…

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