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RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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IT is so astonishing that I couldn’t believe that they would try to use this trick again. The Yellow horde has mobilized the same deception maneuver involving allegations of huge bank accounts which it used to incite outrage against Chief Justice Renato Corona in 2012, this time against President Duterte.…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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IN my column on Monday, September 25, (“The DU30 opposition is here, not ‘Yellow,’ but Church-based”), I wrote the following: “The latest unofficial count has placed the extra-judicial killings at 14,000. But the Philippine National Police admits no more than 3,800 and an official Philippine statement to the UN Human…

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First word DOES President Duterte have the space or the authority to govern the Philippines? Yes, he does. Is it the job of the Philippine President to administer the affairs of the Philippine Republic? Yes, it is. This was so for the 15 other Presidents of the republic. And so…

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THEY called Mocha the queen of fake news, even as Inquirer, ABS-CBN and Rappler propagated the lie that the high index of impunity for 2017 is President Duterte’s fault even if it was computed using data collected during the term of his predecessor. Theirs is what appears to be manufactured…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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IF extra-judicial killing, fake news and lying have become state policies, and President Rodrigo Duterte is determined to impose them in the name of autocratic power, what kind of country have we become, and what kind of values are we prepared to pass on, if any, to the next generation?…

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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IT is ironic that my esteemed colleague Francisco Tatad ridiculed another colleague, Yen Makabenta for falling for fake news even as he disseminated his own fake data, in the very same column. “The latest unofficial count has placed the extra-judicial killings at 14,000,” he wrote in his column the other…

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IT may grab headlines and sell newspapers, but don’t pay attention to all this talk about the people rising up against President Rodrigo Duterte, and backing detractors and destabilizers led by his predecessorBenigno Aquino 3rd’s camp. ‘Get…

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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