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Education

Politics and corruption still the biggest hurdle to building world-class public education services in the Philippines

See? If he puts his mind to it, he can overcome his psychological dysfunction. I agree with Professor Antonio Contreras on all the points he raised in his Manila Times piece today “Flexible learning requires flexible governance and dynamic mindsets”. Contreras refers favourably to Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Chairman Prospero de Vera III who […]

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Media Politics

Is Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte a narcissist?

The very nature of politics is gaslighting is it not? I don’t see any reason why the accusation should be limited to President Rodrigo Duterte. Pandering is another politician’s trait. So is patronizing. In his Manila Times piece “Presidential gaslighting”, Professor Antonio Contreras again pushes this non-issue… The [“Duterte Die hard Supporters”] DDS had this […]

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Politics

CamSur beckons: Leni Robredo dishonestly leading Opposition on with her uncertain presidential bid

For once, the good Professor is a source of valuable information. In his Manila Times piece today “Hot and spicy Camarines Sur politics”, Antonio “Tonton” Contreras writes… If there is any appearance of hesitation on [Vice President Leni] Robredo’s part, it is probably a ruse by the political opposition. A premature announcement by Robredo would […]

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Politics

While Duterte busy with leading a people, Opposition dishonestly weaponise inconsequential idealism

As a political scientist and supposedly a self-styled political operator, Manila Times columnist and De La Salle University (DLSU) professor Antonio Contreras lacks one essential element, which is political pragmatism. In his piece “Fit to be thrown out as trash” he writes… No wonder it is easy for Duterte to throw to waste an important […]

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Politics

Election 2022 deadline for filing of candidacy looms: Opposition growing DESPERATE

You would think that if Manila Times columnist Antonio Contreras is of this belief then he should at least stop being petty in his criticism of Duterte. In his recent piece “Political opposition is to blame”, Contreras writes about today’s dysfunctional Opposition and how it had foolishly wasted time and money on a dud… It […]

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Media

The essence of online discourse was lost when Netizens lost the will to COMPETE for dominance

Social media academic Antonio Contreras tweeted something that captures the lost essence of online discourse… “In the academe, we don’t block people who disagree with us. We prove them wrong.” (or something to that effect). See, the thing with online discourse nowadays is that people no longer see it as a competitive landscape. Ideas need […]

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Politics

Many liberal and left-leaning Filipino voters remain supportive of Duterte because the Yellowtard-led Opposition SUCKS

The trouble with the Philippine Opposition led by the Liberal Party (a.k.a. the Yellowtards) is that they are failing at the one most important thing needed to succeed in a democracy: converting swing voters. At a fundamental level, the principles espoused by the Yellowtards and supporters of Duterte are the same. Both claim to be […]