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In Payatas, police do house-t

August 21, 2017
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What would you do if a group of policemen showed up at your doorstep and asked you to pee into a plastic cup for an on-the-spot drug test that could reveal whether or not you had taken shabu or marijuana in the last seven days? 

Asean and China’s voyage to a

August 11, 2017
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THE adoption last weekend by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and China of a framework for a code of conduct (COC) in the South China Sea marks a milestone in a diplomatic process that began 25 years ago. 

There goes the CPP again

August 09, 2017
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AFTER the condemnable issue on money extortion or the so called “revolutionary taxes”, once again, here comes the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), making its wave to achieving another one of its signature deviousness. Just recently, the fervent support given by the CPP to North Korea’s nuclear programs and initiatives has been the subject of various news outlets.

JoMa really has chutzpah

August 02, 2017
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The recent news is replete of reports about the so-called “revolutionary taxes” and how Jose Maria Sison, other members of the Communist Party of the Philippines, and even the NPA itself justify the collection of the same from several individuals and groups. They’d say that these sums of money are used for “social and economic programs beneficial to the Filipino people”. They even emphasized that these “taxes” are way smaller compared to that collected by the Philippine government.

Words, words, and more words

July 26, 2017
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At the height of tension between the government and destabilizers, Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate of Makabayan bloc said that they will evaluate their political alignment with the current administration. Makabayan is “reassessing” its alliance with President Rodrigo Duterte following the extension of martial law in Mindanao and cancellation of peace talks with the National Democratic Front (NDF).

Saddened by hippo’s death

July 13, 2017
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I am saddened by Bertha’s death – she spent over half a century out of her natural habitat to entertain humans.

Questions on martial law

July 13, 2017
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The current priority issue the government now has to decide on is whether to extend or lift Martial Law in the whole of Mindanao or just implement it in select or ‘problematic’ areas of the region.

NTC head dodges inquiries

July 12, 2017
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In trying to dodge queries on the implementation of Memorandum Order No. 07-07-2011 and Memorandum Circular No. 07-08-2015 both of which are very vital for the protection of Internet users, National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba has succeeded in digging his own grave. 

Asean economies face common ch

July 07, 2017
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WHILE Asean economies remain to be among the most dynamic and resilient in the world, the regional bloc must be wary of the “political consequences” of its economic relationships.

Peace talks with the Reds

July 07, 2017
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I fully agree with President Duterte’s branding of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front of the Philippines as being ‘double-faced’ and insincere while hammering out a peace deal with the government.


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CenterLaw voids Duterte’s decision

By NESTOR MATA | March 22, 2018
‘The Center for International Law (CenterLaw) voids Duterte’s decision to withdraw from the UNCHR and ICC.’