Opinion on Page One

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It is really within the power of the two chambers of Congress, the House of Reprensentatives and the Senate, to convene into a Constitutional assembly (Con-ass), to rewrite the Philippine constitution to fulfill Mr. Duterte’s main political plank – the shift from a presidential to a federal form of government.…

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IT was extremely disturbing news. A friend on Facebook related to me how one otherwise sane and rational pro-Duterte blogger gave the advice not to court the ire of RJ Nieto, and that we should all just be grateful to him for his service to the country. My social media…

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“THE Concerned Employees of PCSO” put out a full-page ad in The Manila Times’ December 30, 2017 issue. I assume these employees used their own money for the project, “An Open Letter to Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte,” which must have cost a bundle. Part of it says, “Mr. President, you…

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WHY is President Rodrigo Duterte succeeding with his administration and gaining in popularity after 18 months in office, while his predecessors mostly faltered or were even petrified (Aquino 3rd) while serving much longer at the job? I will answer this with the single word which the great…

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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THE year 2017 will be remembered as the year a mayor from Mindanao who surprisingly became President demolished long-held national political and cultural dogmas and myths, whose persistence has been a formidable obstacle to our growth as a nation—and yet he continued to be immensely popular. First, Duterte demolished the…

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Part 2
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IT was hoped by the ecclesiastical and civil authorities that Rizal’s life would end with his death in Bagumbayan. But from the day of his execution to this day, Rizal has been in this country a living issue and often a burning one…

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