RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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In April, after the New People’s Army attacked the convoy of Gingoog City Mayor Ruth Guingona (the former vice president’s wife), wounding her and killing two of her police escorts, Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda taunted them: “They want to challenge us? Go ahead, make our day.” Apparently, the NPA has…

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Out of this planet’s 130 nations with representative democratic governments, it is only the Philippines in which voters—52 million of them in last elections—directly elect the powerful Senate consisting of just two dozen people. Either the Philippines is the most democratic country in the world—with its voters the most informed…

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The Chinese are defiantly deploying armed vessels to escort their fishermen intruding into our territorial waters, according to Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, who proclaimed that our military will defend our territory to the last soldier. The Taiwanese, on the other hand, have been taunting us by conducting war exercises just…

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Believe it or not, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority head Francis Tolentino is angry with Dan Brown for his newest novel Inferno, not because of its description of Manila as a horrible place to be in. He’s furious as he thought Brown identified Manila as the pathway leading to that place…

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When I chanced upon the headline, at first I couldn’t believe it. It says “Aquino bares AFP buildup vs “bullies in our backyard.” It was written by veteran reporter Cecil Morella of Agence France Presse, based on President Aquino’s speech at the Navy’s May 21 anniversary celebration. What? Aquino, like…

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Mar who? Mar Roxas, remember him? He pompously took a leave of absence—as if anybody care—as Liberal Party president in September last year to focus, according to him, on his job as DILG secretary In terms of political visibility, he might as well have taken a vacation abroad while the…

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Look at the winners in the senatorial contest and it would be foolish to say that it was a successful referendum for ON President’s Aquino’s leadership. Three of the top-notchers (Grace Poe, Loren Legarda, and Chiz Escudero) were actually initially “guest candidates” of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance, and were…

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