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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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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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Society & Culture

Sunday congregation of Filipinos at Lucky Plaza, Singapore in spotlight as COVID-19 spreads!

As the COVID-19 outbreak crisis unfolds, large gatherings of people have started to attract attention. Not surprisingly, the tradition of Filipino foreign workers congregating at Lucky Plaza in Singapore has come under the spotlight… Every Sunday, large groups of maids congregate at Lucky Plaza and the open fields beside Kallang and Paya Lebar MRT stations. […]

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History

Nothing wrong with Philippines procuring arms from Israel the way Singapore did in the 1960s

The way the Yellowtard-led Philippine Opposition issue their shrill “commentary” on the on-going visit of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to Israel, you’d think that their government is up to something “evil”. Some of this speculative commentary even revolves around the possibility that Duterte’s government is procuring arms from Israel because the US had “frozen arms […]