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Commission on Human Rights explained

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When the House of Representatives voted 119 against 32 last Sept. 12, 2017 to give only P1,000 budget for the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) for 2018, it showed that stupidity is not the monopoly of its Speaker.

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Duterte hints his best performance in int’l stage is yet to come

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President Duterte at first played coy when asked about his assessment of his debut in the international stage in the 2016 summit of the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the 18-country East Asia Summit in Laos last week, upon his arrival from Jakarta where he proceeded after the Asean meetings saying it would be “self-serving.” But with little prodding he opened up, “I’m sure that if you’re a Filipino, you’d be proud of me.”

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The tragedy of a numbed citizenry

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I seriously doubt if this bill by Angat Tayo Party-list Rep. Neil Abayon will prosper into law and if it could be implemented. But it’s good enough because it is a recognition of government officials’ incompetence and ignorance of the situation on the ground. 

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Lozada’s conviction stresses urgency of whistleblowers law

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At this time of his life, it’s his faith in God that keeps Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada Jr. going. The government has failed him. The country’s justice system turned against him. Many “friends” have abandoned him after they have used him for their agenda.

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Duterte’s macho ego is pricked for being seen as softie to China

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President Duterte’s macho ego is pricked that he is being seen as a softie to China.

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Happy days are here again for Gloria Arroyo and associates

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It’s only 45 days away when Rodrigo Duterte becomes the 16th president of the Republic of the Philippines.

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ICC will be the next battleground

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It was not surprising that the Malacañang-friendly congressmen killed on Monday, May 15, without much fuss the impeachment complaint against President Duterte filed by Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano.

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Duterte’s cinematic solution to South China Sea conflict

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Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s proposed solution to the South China territorial conflict would make a thrilling action-packed movie scene.

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Justice Carpio wants to speak to Chinese people through his eBook

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Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio’s hope springs eternal. At the launch of his eBook, “The South China Sea Dispute: Philippine Sovereign Rights and Jurisdiction in the West Philippine Sea,” Carpio said the reason why it will soon have a Mandarin version is because, he wants to reach out to the Chinese people to convince them that the nine-dashed line that puts 80 percent of the vast South China Sea under China’s jurisdiction has no legal or historical basis. 

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The pits of Duterte’s vulgarity

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The ghost of Jaqueline Hamill must have come back to haunt Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for disrespecting her even when she was dead after having been gang raped twenty-seven years ago.

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