With Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines Got the President It Deserves
it or not the Philippines will have a new president by the end of the
month. As French philosopher, writer and lawyer Joseph de Maistre so
aptly put it over 200 years ago "In a democracy people get the leaders
they deserve." So thus Filipinos will soon get a taste of what it will
be like to live under a Rodrigo Duterte presidency ...
The Orlando Massacre Clearly Highlights America's Distorted Values
this point, it has clearly become an annoyance to watch the news and see
Americans contort themselves into a pretzel in anguish over the latest
mass killing in the United States. The anguish is genuine—there is no
doubt about that, but the gun-related rampages happen so frequently ...
It's What Happens After the Hague Tribunal Says the Philippines Won
Versus China, That Matters
a few weeks the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague will render
its decision on the case the Philippines brought against China. In all
likelihood the tribunal will rule in favor of the Philippines. For
starters this will reinforce the country's claim that Scarborough Shoal
(Panatag Shoal), which lies 220 km (137 mi) west of Palauig, Zambales,
is well within the Philippines' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) ...
Should Senator Trillanes be charged with treason for the loss of
a week after he received the most votes in the May 9 presidential
elections, “presumptive president-elect” Rodrigo Duterte accused Sen.
Antonio Trillanes IV of committing treason in 2012 when he engaged in
backchannel talks in Beijing with Chinese officials over the West
Philippine Sea ...
It Might be Back to the Dark Ages with the Duterte Plan to Reinstate the
to Deterte's choice for the next Speaker of the House, Incoming Davao
del Norte Representative Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez, they will definitely
bring back the death penalty to the Philippines. In a video interview
with local press, Alvarez noted that he is confident it can be done.
The NBN-ZTE Abalos Acquittal: An Opportunity for Duterte to Prove His
Mettle to Filipinos
can anyone forget the 2007 NBN-ZTE scandal. Where an ill-advised,
grossly overpriced broadband network with limited capability was almost
rammed down the throats of hapless Filipinos by the Arroyo
administration. A foolhardy endeavor that would have cost Filipino
taxpayers US$329 million.
Rodrigo Duterte Is the Next President of the Philippines
over ninety percent of the votes already tallied by the COMELEC's
Transparency Server, candidate Rodrigo Duterte enjoys a insurmountable
lead of more than 6 million votes over second-placer Mar Roxas. Duterte
wins by a landslide and will be the 16th president of the Philippines.
Davao Death Squad to Go National with Rody Duterte as President
Rody Duterte supporters appear willing to ignore recent disclosures that
their beloved candidate, the front-runner in the Philippine presidential
elections next week, has a P227 million peso account with the Bank of
the Philippine Islands.
Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte, High-flying Candidates of the Same
countries, two elections, two candidates. But for many who have been
following both the Philippine and United States elections, these two
presidential contenders, one American—one Filipino, appear to have
uncanny similarities ...
Our Thoughts on the Last Presidential Debate Before the 2016 Philippine
to the first two, this debate moderated by ABS-CBN was by far the best.
So before anything else, kudos to the folks at ABS-CBN and ANC. Each of
the five presidential contenders had ample opportunity to differentiate
himself or herself from the rest—which should help voters make more
informed choices on election day.
Not Just Rodrigo Duterte, We Pinoys Simply Have a Really Crude Sense of
being excoriated first by social media, then by the general public, for
a boorish and insensitive remark he made in 1989 that happened to be
caught on video, Davao City mayor and presidential candidate Rodrigo
Duterte finally admitted it was a mistake. At first he tried to justify
it as a seemingly vulgar joke due to his poor and humble upbringing.
China’s Plan B: Binay-Bongbong (Jejomar Binay and Bongbong Marcos)
a high stakes poker game with China placing all its chips on the table,
gambling that it can seize unoccupied islets and shoals in the West
Philippine Sea - transforming them into man-made artificial islands by
pumping sand onto live coral reefs and paving them with concrete, then
equipping them with aircraft runways, port facilities and surface-to-air
The CNN Philippines Vice Presidential Debate: Who We Liked, Who We
CNN vice presidential debate held at the University of Santo Tomas
campus in Manila on April 10, gave Filipino voters the chance to see and
hear the top six contenders side be side, answering questions and
interacting with one another for well over an hour. Like the millions of
Filipinos who watched the debate on television or streamed it from the
internet, we were able to form our own fairly distinct opinions about
each candidate .
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