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The Top 10 posts of Blog Watch in 2015

Thursday, 31 December 2015 | Written by
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Before saying goodbye to 2015, let’s take a look at the top stories in Blog Watch . Popular posts coincided with breaking news where most of our readers look forward to our commentaries on these issues. Blog Watch also turned six years old and published Aid Monitoring: Citizens’ Initial Efforts in the Wake of Typhoon Yolanda on our anniversary date.…Read More »

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The Case for Junking Export Subsidies

Monday, 28 December 2015 | Written by
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Should we or shouldn’t we actively join the global aggrupations and act like we were not on the blunt end of economic bigotry and bias well-worked into and lurking between the fine print of the invitations to these associations? From the perspective of global powers who insist on imposing on economies such as ours the globalization paradigm as defined through…Read More »

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Suspenseful, colorful, and worrisome: The 2016 PH presidential derby so far (Part 2 of 2)

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 | Written by
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Continued from “Suspenseful, colorful, and worrisome: The 2016 PH presidential derby so far”: Part 1 Everyone’s foe, Poe How sad it is to be Grace Poe these days. It’s tough being the survey topnotcher. After winning one, she had to receive multiple defeats in succession. Her SET victory was quickly replaced by unfavorable decisions from the COMELEC’s first and second…Read More »

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Suspenseful, colorful, and worrisome: The 2016 PH presidential derby so far (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 | Written by
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The race for the presidency of the Republic of the Philippines in 2016 has started intensifying over the past few weeks. One excessively confident and carefree candidate has no qualms offending anyone to demonstrate how independent-minded and iron-willed he is. The other has been busy with his usual “fakery,” as his critics insist, and propaganda of supposedly furthering what his…Read More »

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An anomaly of government we all pay for

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 | Written by
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The president is bullheaded about it. It is effectively what’s been whispered in his ear by his taxmen and women who he trusts.They are an integral part of his cordon sanitaire and the infamous clique composed of the KKK (Kabarilan, Kaklase and Kabarkada) that collectively runs the de facto government. Never mind that they have no direct mandate and thus…Read More »

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What the Duterte-Roxas duel says about both men (& their followers)

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 | Written by
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by Emmanuel Doy Santos The descent into madness has begun. It started with Mar Roxas calling Davao’s peace and order credentials into question, and Mayor Duterte threatening to slap him if he dared show his face in Davao, while questioning the veracity of Roxas’ academic credentials. To an onlooker, the exchange looks childish, immature and pedantic. Both camps name calling…Read More »

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Depoliticizing Moody’s Outlook Downgrade

Sunday, 13 December 2015 | Written by
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Analyzing among the recent administration’s that have occupied Malacanang, the one that had most applied credit rating agency’s measures, credit watches and outlooks to distinctly political ends was the one under the incumbent Aquino administration. So applied to the political agenda were those ratings that the constant refrain in political sorties especially where these pursue the ambitions of the administration’s…Read More »

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Is Duterte a Necessary Evil?

Sunday, 13 December 2015 | Written by
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When much too often in the past our votes were compelled by lesser evils as our decision criteria, then having little choices and, as undemocratic as it appears, forced to compromise, today, our choices are not necessarily few but the compromises remain as a rule, and our votes, however deliberate, ironically, seem to be guided by the necessary evil paradigm.…Read More »

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Walang Sinasanto: Duterte’s cursing, the fall of Grace, and Team Aquino vs. the world

Monday, 7 December 2015 | Written by
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The past weeks have been quite eventful with three major developments particularly standing out. One was Davao City Mayor Duterte’s cursing of the Pope, which was quickly–and laughably at that–followed by a lame justification. The other was a major bump in the presidential run of current poll survey leader Grace Poe. The third involves a president acting like his usual…Read More »

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Grace Poe’s disqualification, yellow COMELEC and MARuming halalan

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 | Written by
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Clearly, the Commission on Elections’ (COMELEC) Second Division’s disqualification of presidential frontrunner Grace Poe is part of the administration party’s “dirty tricks” to eliminate opponents of its candidate, Mar Roxas. The move shows the Liberal Party’s and the Aquino’s extreme desperation, knowing fully well that their candidate Mar Roxas will not have a chance without them employing black propaganda and massive…Read More »

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