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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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Business Politics

Former coup plotters possibly in bed with Salim Group businesses could be backing Opposition bets for 2022

It would appear that MVP really has an axe to grind against the Duterte administration. The linkages are hard to ignore. Magdalo is the new RAM with the difference being it has been able to establish a stronger political base. Manila Times columnist Bobi Tiglao today asks, “Trillanes’ Magdalo putschists behind retired generals’ anti-Duterte group?”. […]

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Business Politics

Duterte disrupted the cronyism that continued under the Aquinos, Cojuangcos, and Lopezes after 1986

It’s obvious that ABS-CBN is biased against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. This is evident in the way it publishes a “report” with a headline like “Duterte sees Xi as ‘personal protector’ vs mutiny – Carpio”. Note that there is no author named for this “report”. It essentially just quotes retired Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio […]

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Economy Health

Creating employment is better than handing out “ayuda” cash

To do stimulus right you need to have better governance. Obviously the bureaucracy needs to be reformed. The pandemic has brought to fore the neglect of the public healthcare system since former President Ferdinand Marcos was ousted. As it was the trend beginning with the administration of former President Cory Aquino, privatization was the operative […]