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A Race to the Finish – God Bless the Philippines!

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 | Written by
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The third and final presidential debate finally concluded last Sunday. Held in Dagupan, Pangasinan and hosted by TV network ABS-CBN, the Luzon leg of the PiliPinas Debates wound up with an air of cautiousness and “playing safe” amongst the candidates. Lesser heated exchanges occurred, while courtesies were even extended to each other (like Binay assisting Santiago or Poe being graceful…Read More »

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My score card: which presidential candidate should I vote for on May 9?

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 | Written by
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Updated April 27 (Under mandatory requirement, I added Duterte as tainted with corruption because of this COA report on Duterte contractual employees and this report that Duterte didn’t declare P211M in SALN. His action plan is not clear based on his performance at the Final Presidential debates . (Download the voting matrix excel file here or you can use my decision analysis…Read More »

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Ending ‘Endo’: Did presidential bets contradict themselves?

Monday, 25 April 2016 | Written by
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Last night, we heard presidential candidates bare a very underplayed and underadvocated position to stop “endo” or labor contractualization once elected into Malacanang, in response to a query by a contractual worker (coincidentally my namesake). ABS-CBN, which is ironically practicing the “endo” scheme like other media organizations, should be thanked for bringing to the debate the plight of contractual workers.…Read More »

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5 transformations needed in the Philippines

Saturday, 23 April 2016 | Written by
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By Emmanuel Doy Santos At election time, candidates like to talk of change.Sobra na, tama na, palitan na! Tunay na pagbabago! are frequently used slogans. But why is it that the more things change, the more they stay the same? Could it be that elections in the Philippines are mostly about a change in personalities, with no real change agenda? Here are…Read More »

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Four Lesser Known Senatorial Bets Worthy of Your Attention (Part 2 of 2)

Saturday, 23 April 2016 | Written by
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Continued from Part 1 Four Lesser Known Senatorial Bets Worthy of Your Attention SUSAN OPLE, CHAMPIONING OFW WELFARE Susan Ople is running for the oldest party in the Philippines, the Nacionalista Party. She is the daughter of then Secretary of Foreign Affairs Hon. Blas Ople. Her experience in politics includes serving as the Undersecretary of Labor and Employment under the…Read More »

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Four Lesser Known Senatorial Bets Worthy of Your Attention (Part 1 of 2)

Saturday, 23 April 2016 | Written by
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READ: Senatorial bets that could fill in your Magic 12 READ: At the last stretch: 6 senatorial bets that might find a spot in your ballot The bicameral legislature of the Philippines is composed of the Philippine Senate and the House of Representatives. The Senate is generally in charge for drafting, passing and enacting policies. With this feature, it has…Read More »

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May Heneral Luna’s Wisdom Help Us in Choosing Our Candidates

Thursday, 21 April 2016 | Written by
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When the movie Heneral Luna was released, viewers saw it as a timely reminder for Filipino voters in choosing the next top public officials of the country. Although director Jerrold Tarog clearly defined that no presidential candidate can be likened to General Luna, some people couldn’t simply help but compare the heroic General to their candidate of choice. It is…Read More »

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The Joke’s on Us, Not on Duterte

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 | Written by
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“This is no longer an election; this is a crisis.” – Jane Bodine, Our Brand is Crisis In the 2015 American movie, Our Brand is Crisis, director David Gordon Green exposed the reality behind a presidential election. Jane Bodine, a US political campaign strategist, was hired by a political party to devise a campaign strategy for a presidential candidate in…Read More »

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When the dust starts to settle, know where to place your bets

Friday, 15 April 2016 | Written by
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With the recently concluded Pilipinas Vice Presidential Debates, Filipinos got a one-and-only glimpse of what’s on their minds if one of them, the VP candidates, wins. CNN Philippines hosted the event and they did not fail to impress. A lot of issues were raised and with co-hosts, Pinky Webb and Pia Hontiveros, it was a nail-biter whenever candidates composed themselves…Read More »

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The lowdown in fighting corruption

Thursday, 14 April 2016 | Written by
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In the past six years, the Aquino government’s battle cry was “kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap.” Anchoring on a platform under the Tuwid na Daan, Aquino promised to fix a bent and broken system by paving a straight path to progress. It was a call of duty for Aquino when he was elected in 2010 to lead the highest position…Read More »

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