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“Kim Digong” on the way to Malacanang?*

“IT’S the character, stupid” This is the phrase used recently by critics of presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte to describe the political antics of the witty local executive from the south as election day comes nearer. It is a slight variation of US President Bill Clinton’s popular “It’s the economy, stupid.”  Simultaneously, […]

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Cool ka lang! Chill! Easy Lang!*

MAINIT na ang ulo ng mga tao. Palapit na kasi nang palapit ang araw ng eleksiyon. Alam n’yo ba ‘yung pakiramdam nang umaawat ka ng isang barkadang nalasing at bigla na lang nagwala at naghahamon ng away? Brod, cool ka lang! Chill! Easy Lang! Marami sa atin ang ganyan ang pakiramdam ngayon. Lalo na ‘yung […]

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Maaring magbago*

MARAMI ang nagtatanong sa akin kung karapatdapat daw bang suportahan ang kandidatura ni Senador Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos para sa pagka Bise Presidente ng bansa. Sa kabilang banda ay marami rin ang nagsasabi na hindi siya dapat manalo sapagkat may utang ang kanyang ama at ina sa bayan dahil na rin sa martial law. Ewan ko, […]

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Ang ehemplo ng Taiwan*

NOONG nakaraang linggo, naglunsad ang Taiwan Tourism Bureau ng isang kampanya para makaakit ng mga turista mula rito sa North America. Ginanap ito sa isang sinehan rito sa Los Angeles. Nagpalabas sila ng isang maikling pelikula kung saan itinampok ang 10 nakakagiliw na mga dahilan kung bakit masisiyahan ang mga turista kung magbabakasyon sila o […]

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‘US has already decided Bashar Assad’s government is illegitimate and must be overthrown’ *

WE should be welcoming any kind of election and progress towards democracy under these conflict circumstances, so it makes no sense the US government is condemning this vote, former US diplomat Jim Jatras told RT. The United States dismissed out of hand the Syrian poll to elect a new parliament saying it doesn’t reflect “the […]

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Gut-Wrenching US Hypocrisy at Hiroshima*

By Finian Cunningham American top diplomat John Kerry became the highest US official to visit Hiroshima this week. Kerry said his tour of the site where an American atomic bomb obliterated the Japanese city nearly 70 years ago was “gut-wrenching.” Many observers around the world would agree with the US Secretary of State’s choice of words. But not for the […]

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Araw ng pagbagsak ng Bataan*

NGAYON ay ginugunita ng bansa ang Araw ng Kagitingan bilang pagkilala sa kabayanihan ng magkasamang tropang Filipino-Amerikano na nakipaglaban sa mga Hapones sa peninsula ng Bataan nuong 1942. Wala akong duda sa tapang na ipinakita ng ating mga kababayan. Pero hindi ganito kabuo ang aking paniniwala sa ating mga kasamang Amerikano sapagkat ang kanilang puwersa […]

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Yes, there is an alternative to capitalism: Mondragon shows the way*

 By Richard Wolff REALLY? We are to believe, with Margaret Thatcher, that an economic system with endlessly repeated cycles, costly bailouts for financiers and now austerity for most people is the best human beings can do? Capitalism’s recurring tendencies toward extreme and deepening inequalities of income, wealth, and political and cultural power require resignation and […]

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Ang maigsing buhay ni Paris*

HINDI kami nagkakilala nang personal ni Paris. Kaeskuwela siya sa kolehiyo at kaibigan ng isa sa mga anak ko. Sa Facebook ko lang siya nakita at sa mga kuwento ko lang siya nakilala. Kung naging babae siya: maganda. Kung naging lalaki: guwapo. Pero siya hindi lalaki at hindi rin siya babae. Pero batay sa mga […]

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Naghihingalo ang ipinaglabang soberenya ni Sen. Jovito Salonga noong 1992*

TALAGANG inililim tayo ni Pangulong Benigno Simeon Aquino sa pantalon ng kanyang padron na si Tiyo Samuel matapos nitong makipagkasundo na hayaang magtayo ng limang base militar ang tiyuhin nating pakialamero sa ating bansa. Lalo ngayon magiging paurong ang ating Hukbong Sandatahan dahil imbes na tumindig sa sariling sikap ay tiyak na aasa na naman […]

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Media Caught Focusing on Europe While Skipping Over Terrorism Elsewhere*

THE media hype sparked by terrorist attacks in Brussels has already raised concerns over possible moral hypocrisy. Thousands of people in Europe and across the world expressed their condolences to the victims of violent terrorist attacks. But even as historical landmarks in Europe were illuminated in the colors of the Belgian flag and sharing solidarity […]

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Why Western Outrage Following the Brussels Terrorist Attacks Is Useless*

By Alexander Mercouris REPORTS of terrorist attacks in Brussels provoke bitter thoughts. These terrorist attack now happen in Europe with the regularity of clockwork. In 2015 Paris witnessed two. Now it is the turn of Brussels. The pattern of response to each of these terrorist attacks is always the same. Western governments express shock and outrage.  Security is tightened. The weeks pass […]

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Europe gets burned playing with fire

By Finian Cunningham BRUSSELS, the administrative capital of Europe, was turned into a war zone after a series of deadly bomb blasts caused the city to shut down all transport links to the outside world. Zaventem International Airport was struck by two blasts during the early morning rush hour. An hour later, a metro station […]

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De-Dollarization: The Story of Gaddafi’s Gold-Backed Currency is Not Over

A DECLASSIFIED email exchange between former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her adviser Sid Blumenthal shows that Clinton was up to her eyeballs in the Western conspiracy against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his Pan-African “Gold Dinar” currency, F. William Engdahl narrates. A recently declassified email from the illegal private server used by ex-Secretary of State […]

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Dapat imbestigahan*

NITONG nakaraang linggo ay ibinunyag ni Presidential candidate at Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte na may pasabi daw sa kanya si Tiyo Samuel na ibig nitong makipag-usap sa kanya tungkol sa sigalot na kinakaharap ng Pilipinas sa West Philippines Sea. Bagamat wala akong nakikitang lantarang illegal sa kwentong ito ay may palagay ako na dapat […]