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Re-imagining the Philippines

Thursday, 9 June 2016 | Written by
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by Emmanuel Doy Santos We are witnessing the end of the post-EDSA era, and the start of a new one, the shape of which, we do not yet know. The post-EDSA era spanned thirty years from 1987 to 2016, and was bookended by two Aquino presidencies, that of Corazon and her son Benigno, the 3rd. It is credited with restoring…Read More »

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The 10 Things Duterte Hates the Most (Part 2 of 2)

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | Written by
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Continued from The 10 Things Duterte Hates the Most Part 1 He does not like to be exalted. Duterte hates being praised. He will have selfies with the people, shake hands and hug people, but he hates awards and recognitions. Several times in the past, when he was still mayor, he turned down all local and international awarding bodies. He…Read More »

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The 10 Things Duterte Hates the Most (Part 1 of 2)

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | Written by
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If there is one Filipino President who is so bombastic in saying what he thinks, it’s president-elect Rodrigo Duterte. Whenever he holds a press conference, it is always a “no holds barred” event and it shows whenever he responds to the media (which actually delights them because everything he says is a soundbyte!) We all know that he doesn’t really…Read More »

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And they call him RODY: The president who never wanted to be

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 | Written by
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“A Leader must be a terror to the few who are evil in order to protect the lives and well-being of the many who are good.” – Philippine President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte “Rody” (his Filipino nickname) is a man of contradictions. He is feared, yet loved by many in his hometown of Davao City. Notorious for his alleged extra-judicial killings,…Read More »

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The Pseudo Presidency of #PDiggy

Saturday, 14 May 2016 | Written by
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by Emmanuel Doy Santos In a world where the one who shouts the loudest gets heard the most, Duterte’s endless supply of meme-able quotes gave him the advantage in our first social media election. Duterte dominated the airwaves, but more importantly the status updates, on Facebook and Twitter, on Youtube and Instagram, through his outlandish statements that were as Alex…Read More »

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Leni’s and Bongbong’s clash is a reflection of the deep rift our nation is in

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 | Written by
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We are a divided country. And nothing shows it more than the neck-to-neck Vice Presidential race between the Liberal Party’s Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo and Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. Behind the excitement and tension of the vote counting being portrayed by the media, what we see now is a manifestation of something deeper. It is not just about personalities vying…Read More »

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The Eagle has landed

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 | Written by
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Yes, the Davao Eagle has landed. It’s like a dream which no Mindanaoan would like to wake up from. Or perhaps, to aptly put, it is a dream come true for the people of Mindanao to finally have one of their own as President of the Philippines. As Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte said it, if it is God’s will for…Read More »

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