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RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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THE National Endowment For Democracy (NED), accused of being a channel for Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) propaganda and destabilization operations in Eastern Europe and elsewhere, has stepped up its funding for three local media outfits that have been publishing articles in the Internet very critical of President Duterte and his…

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Remember the euphoria generated by Mr. Duterte’s campaign theme “change is coming?” There was no literal dancing on the streets but an equivalent surge of hope and optimism was palpable after Mr. Duterte’s overwhelming win in the May 2016 presidential elections. The nation, tired and weary of Mr. Aquino’s cluelessness…

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IT was supposed to be a hearing about #CocoyGate, but Cocoy Dayao was nowhere to be found. As Sen. Grace Poe, chairman of the committee in charge of the hearing said, Silent No More was ironically silent. There was no one at the hearing who came forward to represent it.…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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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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Here’s a trivia question: What did Saint Francisco Marto, the boy among the three shepherd children who saw the Blessed Virgin Mary a century ago in countryside Portugal, have to do to get to heaven? Here’s another: What requests did Lucia Dos Santos, the eldest of the three visionaries aged…

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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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IN a recent Facebook post, Vicente Rafael, a Filipino historian teaching in the United States, offered this bizarre reading of why EDSA no longer sway the imagination of people today: “…that EDSA moment, the moment of martyrs and their bereaved widows, has [been] arguably eclipsed by something else: the manufactured…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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EVEN before the drug killings abate, assuming they would ever do before President Rodrigo Duterte leaves office, we need to agree that we have not installed a president for six years just to have a vulgar and murderous fellow impose himself on us, and get his propaganda fraudsters and pornographers…

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