February 25, 2018, 4:20 am
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No threat to democracy

February 23, 2018
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‘The problem with this document is that the Americans equate democracy with US interests, and if one nation tries to veer away from their influence – as what the Philippines and Cambodia are doing with their pivot to China – such country is considered an enemy of democracy.’


February 22, 2018
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‘All these could not be done without official corruption, which pervades Boracay to the very core of its sandy beaches, wharfs, malls, and bars.’

2 elephants

February 21, 2018
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‘The President, however, would not risk the lives of thousands of Filipinos in a war against China over this issue. Which is understandable.’

Frigate purchase

February 20, 2018
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‘So the whole hulabaloo can just be blamed on irresponsible reporting by critical media.’

Attrition policy

February 19, 2018
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‘There goes the official confirmation. Women guerrillas of the New People’s Army, beware.’

Manalo’s appointment

February 16, 2018
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‘The INC holds considerable influence in every administration (including those it did not support), extending even to the three branches of government.’

Infighting in gov’t

February 15, 2018
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‘The President felt that the state pension fund would be run more efficiently if there is no friction in the board.’

Helicopter purchase

February 14, 2018
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‘The DND’s clarification that the choppers would be used for the military’s internal security operations as well as search and rescue during disaster does not hold much water with Canada’s leadership.’

Old problem

February 13, 2018
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‘President Duterte had to take the very hard decision to ban the deployment of domestic workers in Kuwait.’


February 12, 2018
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‘It goes against the interest of America when China is perceived to widen or expand its sphere of influence in the Asia-Pacific region, which for decades has been dominated by the US.’


Front Page

Column of the Day

Rappler’s continuing saga

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | February 23,2018
‘Without a court TRO against the SEC ruling, Rappler’s accreditation in Malacañang was considered revoked.” – Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra.’

Opinion of the Day

Duterte does not understand media’s role in a democracy

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | February 23, 2018
‘This is funny if it didn’t violate the constitutional guarantee of freedom of the press.’