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On the other hand, the Philippines claims that the disputed features within this supposed Nine-Dash Line fall within its EEZ, measured off the baselines of Philippine territory – and thus China is in no position to prevent Filipinos to exploit the resources within them. (Image via Atty Harry Roque . Some rights reserved)

The West Philippine Sea Dispute: Is it really over or just the beginning?

Thursday, 14 July 2016 | Written by
On the other hand, the Philippines claims that the disputed features within this supposed Nine-Dash Line fall within its EEZ, measured off the baselines of Philippine territory – and thus China is in no position to prevent Filipinos to exploit the resources within them. (Image via Atty Harry Roque . Some rights reserved)

It is a mum victory for the Philippines. Yesterday, at 5PM PST, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, Netherlands has awarded to the Philippines its claims on the contested islands in the West Philippine Sea against China. The Court favored to uphold the 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone of the Philippines versus the nine dash line historical…Read More »

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Duterte reveals that the war on drugs is bigger and badder than we thought

Saturday, 9 July 2016 | Written by
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And we thought we knew how big our drug problem was. READ: Beating illegal drugs through education in the Duterte presidency In a press conference held yesterday in Malacanang Palace, President Rodrigo Duterte unraveled a large map detailing the connections of personalities involved in the illegal drug trade in the Philippines. It’s another shocking revelation for many Filipinos. We always…Read More »

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12 nuggets of wisdom from President Duterte’s speech (Part 1 of 2)

Friday, 1 July 2016 | Written by
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The Davao Eagle has just landed in Malacañang. It seems surreal but it’s true. The newly-installed President of the Republic of the Philippines, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, has just been enthroned in his new nesting place, Malacañang. The reluctant candidate is the first-ever President to come from Mindanao. Most Mindanaoans, especially Davaoeños, were beaming with pride as he took his oath…Read More »

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The President and social media

Thursday, 30 June 2016 | Written by
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The news media came out with a pooled editorial where Blog Watch is also a signatory and wished “the incoming administration success in all its endeavors. As journalists and as citizens, we commit not only to do journalism right and better, but also to uphold and defend free speech, free press, free expression, and the people’s right to know.” What…Read More »

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Federalism: Is this the biggest change to happen under Duterte’s Watch?

Thursday, 30 June 2016 | Written by
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“Change is coming.” This is the slogan of President-elect Rodrigo Roa Duterte. In the recently concluded 2016 Philippine Presidential Elections, Filipinos, along with the rest of the world, witnessed the victory of the veteran Davao Mayor. With more than 15 million votes, Duterte has been given the mandate to run the country as the next Philippine president. Duterte is scheduled…Read More »

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Pooled Editorial: The President and the Press

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 | Written by
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NOTE: Journalists from various media agencies drafted this pooled editorial to serve as a statement of unity for the news media across platforms. The pooled editorial is in English, Filipino and Bisaya REGRETTABLY, the conversation between President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and the news media has turned sharp and shrill. All but lost in the noise is the two parties’ common duty…Read More »

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Final preparations are up for the inaugural of the 16th Incoming Philippine President

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 | Written by
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The preparations for the inauguration of Rodrigo Duterte, the incoming 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines are underway. Updates were shared by incoming Presidential Communications Office Operations Secretary Martin Andanar and incoming Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella. What the media know is that it will be a simple affair to be held at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall of the Malacañang…Read More »

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On Duterte: shocked but not awed

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 | Written by
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Today everybody love Rodrigo Duterte when only yesterday they lined up to have the honor of cutting off his tongue and throwing it down the sewers where, they said, it belongs. And so the rush to Davao these past weeks. Dust biters in the last elections turning in their yellow coats for plaid shirts. Cash cows collecting paybacks. School chums,…Read More »

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