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How can there be a “united opposition” when other candidates have already declared?

Opposition coalition 1Sambayan and Vice President Leni Robredo think too highly of themselves in the same manner Mar Roxas did when he asked Grace Poe to withdraw in an effort to defeat then candidate Rodrigo Duterte, who then emerged as the frontrunner in the 2016 elections. The only possibility for a “unified opposition” is for […]

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Politics

Ping Lacson likely to run for president, Isko Moreno still logical choice for @1Sambayan

My sources have confirmed that there have been talks between Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Senator Ping Lacson but these are stalled because both want to be President. This makes the Lacson and Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto tandem a possibility. The source indicated that Lacson is running, Isko or no Isko. Domagoso is the […]

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Politics

Ping Lacson’s futile presidential aspirations

Ping Lacson: Ayaw pa rin mag-deklara. Bakit? Takot ma-Binay? Katrina Domingo screeches on ABS-CBN News: “Lacson: It’s either the presidency in 2022 or retirement from politics”! Domingo then writes “The former police chief-turned-lawmaker said he is in the process of ‘studying’ if he would run for president next year, with Senate President Vicente Sotto III […]

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Media Politics

Isko Moreno runs out of English in interview with Karen Davila on ANC

This is painful to watch. ANC anchor Karen Davila knows very well that Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is not a good English speaker. Why does she force the issue by continuing to conduct the interview in English? Because it’s on ANC? On the other hand, Isko falls into the same trap. He forces himself to […]

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Politics

Opposition still FOOLISHLY betting on Leni Robredo despite “narrow path” to 2022 election win

Referring to Inquirer former editor John Nery in his piece today “The opposition’s narrow, viable path”, I agree with the narrow but where’s the viability? Nery’s prognosis banks on the imagined gravitas he imagines is lent by the usual suspects to the Yellowidiots’ “cause”… At the Media and Politics Forum my class hosted last Friday, […]

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Politics

Shallow leadership pool: F. Sionil Jose endorses Carpio-Gibo team but Marcos-Duterte tandem looks like a winner for now

The national artist for literature F. Sionil Jose qualifies his praise of Duterte for his detractors in his piece today, “Wisdom from my doctors”. They read, but didn’t comprehend his words. This is par for the course in this day and age where a long read is disdained and even if read, the comprehension quotient […]

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Politics

State of the 2022 race: Opposition can only watch as admin allies dominate

One of the best political pundits who is also a political survivor from the time of Cory up to the present. In his Manila Standard piece “The party’s over”, Lito Banayo writes… On the political front, the party is also over for the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino, soon to sunder into different power blocs, the Bong […]

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Crime

Communist vandals should be prosecuted to teach them a lesson

Recently, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno expressed dismay seeing communist graffiti splashed all over public facilities. This dismay was shared by the broad public. The group Panday Sining unashamedly owned up to some of the more prominent instances of defacing. Not surprisingly, considering this group is closely-affiliated with the Philippines’ beleaguered communist movement, even former congressman […]

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Government

Manila Mayor @IskoMoreno should serve as an example to “vice president” @LeniRobredo

Looks like Isko Moreno has been preparing for his stint as Manila City Mayor and started his term sprinting to success. I admire his patience waiting during the previous mayor’s corruption-riddled term even though he was probably cringing at the lack of progress while Vice Mayor. LOOK: Mayor @IskoMoreno presents to environmentalists a pilot project […]

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Government Society & Culture

We should SUPPORT Mayor Isko Moreno’s removal of Manila’s illegal street vendors

Some people are incapable of looking at the bigger picture. A simple act of enforcing the law can benefit the majority in Philippine society. As usual, “pro-poor” bleeding hearts like Inquirer columnist Gideon Lasco are up in arms over new Manila Mayor Isko Moreno’s drive to rid his city’s streets of illegal occupants… To the […]