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Politics

Philippines odd man out in ASEAN due to its role as regional US proxy

Elfren Cruz was the head of the Presidential Management Staff during the presidency of Cory Aquino. The way he presents it in his PhilSTAR piece today “China’s great power ambitions”, the Philippines should join the “Quad” in an alliance against China. The Quad, writes Cruz, consists of “the four countries – India, United States, Japan, […]

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Crime

Why is the fugitive ex COMELEC chair Andy Bautista still at large??

The Duterte administration is about to step down but nothing has happened to the case of former COMELEC Chair Andy Bautista. Bautista fled the country after his wife came out with corruption allegations against him. Patricia Bautista left her husband because of his continuing infidelity and sexual proclivities. Patricia claimed that Andy maintained a condo […]

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Economy Politics

The Opposition LIE to Filipinos whenever they blame Duterte for the loss of Scarborough Shoal

What is really needed is an executive summary of the arbitral ruling, with a comparative analysis of what what status was before and after. One also needs to take into account US foreign policy under former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, or was it the toner way around? In his Manila Times piece “Not […]

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Government Politics

The Philippines needs a CREDIBLE military to protect its South China Sea interests

Opposition coalition group 1Sambayan should read this article published by the Cato Institute, “The Philippines: America’s Perpetually Useless Ally” by Doug Bandow. Bandow issues a contrarian opinion on the strategic value of the Philippines to the US in the region which China is now trying to dominate. Indeed, some things never change. One is the […]

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Government Politics

US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim should be SUMMONED to Malacanang to explain contempt of Philippine court!

What is the meaning of this “concern” US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim expressed in a tweet he issued the other day over the guilty verdict handed down by a Philippine court on Rappler CEO Maria Ressa? Is Ambassador Kim suggesting that the United States has a legal opinion or even a say on […]

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Politics

After years of calling for the VFA to be junked communists like @NatoReyes are now FURIOUS that Duterte might cancel it!

It’s really hard to understand what communists like Renato Reyes really want. For years, Reyes and his comrades have been protesting the presence of US troops on Philippine soil. But now that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is threatening to cancel the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), they still aren’t happy! The termination of the VFA is […]

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Lifestyle

Opposition “thought leader” @MrFrankBaraan publishes list of Filipinos banned from travel to the US!

Social media influencer and “Filipino human rights activist” Frank Baraan announced today that the following people have been banned from entry into the United States following the signing of a law there containing a provision that invokes the Global Magnitsky Act. President Rodrigo Duterte Sal Panelo Ex-Speaker Alvarez Ex-Sec Aguirre SolGen Calida PAO Chief Acosta […]

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Crime

Only a Philippine court can decide what happens next to Leila De Lima

US President Donald Trump recently passed a law banning Philippine government officials found to be involved in the arrest and detention of Senator Leila De Lima. But that is based on the assumption that this arrest and detention is wrong. Who decides whether De Lima’s arrest and detention are wrong? The Americans? Leila De Lima? […]

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Politics Society & Culture

US Senate resolution calling on its former colony to free Leila De Lima proves the Philippines is still a colony!

After kicking out the United States’ armed forces from its shores back in the 1990s to prove a point, the Yellowtards now disprove that point by rallying behind the words of some sort of “resolution” issued by the United States Senate. Glad to see Senate Foreign Relations Committee pass @SenMarkey's resolution, that I proudly cosponsored, […]

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Government

Overstaying Filipinos in the US can avoid deportation by joining anti-Duterte rallies

Philippine-born husband and wife Rene and Joy Flores who were facing deportation for overstaying their tourist visa were reportedly granted asylum in the United States after their lawyer “presented news clippings from various publications of the Floreses joining various protest actions and quotations of their statements against [Philippine President Rodrigo] Duterte’s alleged violations of human […]