Thursday, August 6, 2020

OPINION | The fruit of decades of service: Filipinos rally support for ABS-CBN

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Contrary to the statement of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque that it’s the decision of the Filipino people, and not the Congress, to deny media giant ABS-CBN of its bid for a 25-year franchise, Social...

OPINION | Bayanihan 2: Looming to become another law about power and nothing about...

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When COVID-19 hit the Philippines, among the urgent measures the Duterte administration did were not about enforcing medical solutions to aptly address a critical health problem. What the government did was to come up...

OPINION | It’s time to stop using the resilience and bravery of Filipinos as...

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In his Independence Day message, President Rodrigo Duterte encouraged Filipinos to exude the same bravery the country’s heroes have shown in defending the nation’s freedom as the Philippines continue to struggle in containing the...

Private sector carrying the burden for a government with no plans, direction

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The consequences brought by the pandemic to businesses and to the private sector is not rocket science. The concurrent quarantine forced a lot of establishments to halt or modify their operations which meant the...

On birthdays and deaths: The double-edged sword of quarantine punishments in PH

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Filipinos love all kinds of celebrations and this is apparent on how one would always greet someone a happy birthday even when that person is only an acquaintance. So for people, let alone almost...

Is Dennis Uy involved in the ABS-CBN shutdown? Let’s connect the dots

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Days after ABS-CBN went off the air, the public remains puzzled about what will happen to one of the country’s largest media networks. ABS-CBN CEO and President Carlo L. Katigbak has appealed for support from...

Duterte caught between China, US as tension grows in South China Sea

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President Rodrigo Duterte could be in a tricky situation right now as superpowers China and the United States (US) escalate the tension in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Duterte has been...

Roque rectifies self after saying POGO gives ‘cash resource’ to Duterte

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After a virtual press briefing on April 21, presidential spokesman Harry Roque received comments from netizens after he appeared to have admitted that the online gaming industry gives 'cash resource' to President Rodrigo Duterte. The...

Misplaced priorities: Duterte administration should address first what is now needed

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The unforeseen event of COVID-19 pandemic undoubtedly affects the country's economy. With all the struggles the Philippines has been facing since the start of the pandemic, Filipinos are asking for the support of the...

Duterte thanks Xi Jinping as China rapes West Philippine Sea amid COVID-19 pandemic

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President Rodrigo Duterte expressed anew his thanks to Chinese President Xi Jinping for his full support to the Philippines in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. In his recorded national address late Monday, Duterte also...

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Revival of death penalty might affect attempts to save Filipinos on death row abroad

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If the Philippines would revive the death penalty, the country might lose its "moral ascendancy" in negotiations involving Filipinos facing capital punishment overseas. In his...

Medical representatives now included in gov’t COVID containment panel after 5 months of lockdown

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Nearly five months into quarantine, medical representatives from various organizations will now be a part of a technical panel focusing on containing the coronavirus...

P15-billion loss in PhilHealth funds tagged as ‘crime of the year’

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The series of anomalies within the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) is tagged as the "crime of the year," according to the state insurer's...