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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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Manny Pacquiao PDP-Laban coup sets him up for failure

The PDP-Laban imbroglio has been occupying the news cycle for the past week. It wouldn’t really be such if only Koko Pimentel didn’t circumvent the process of making Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao the party President. I use the word “make” deliberately because Pacquiao’s “election” as party President did not happen. Pimentel resigned and “appointed” Pac-Man in […]

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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 […]