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Americans’ Love for Guns is Baffling to Everyone Else

Students walk towards the Capitol April 20, 2018. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call s someone born and raised abroad and now living in the United States, I never quite understood American’s devotion to guns and, by extension, to the NRA ...

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Duterte Leads and Trump Follows

Presidents Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte here used to be a time in our not too distant past when Pinoys copied everything Americans did. We had our local versions of famous American singers and movie stars like Nat King Cole, ...

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Why the Philippines Remains a Poor Country—Part II

The “daily grind” for many poor Filipinos. Photo: fvdb.wordpress.com s we noted in our previous editorial (LINK), we believe political dynasties have been holding the Philippines back, preventing it from developing the way neighbors like Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea ...

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Why the Philippines Remains a Poor Country

A typical slum area in the Philippines. Photo: correctphilippines.org he Philippines has about 200 political clans spanning Apari up North to Jolo down South. These clans control most of the local politics in their bailiwicks. They wield tremendous power and ...

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Why the Calls for Chief Justice Sereno to Step Down?

Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide, AP photo (left photo). Nine Supreme Court justices, five of them wearing red neckties, join employees during Monday’s flag-raising ceremony, an event called “Red Monday” to show their disapproval of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, ...

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The Philippines, Went From Numero Uno to Kulelat

Roxas Boulevard back when it was called Dewey Boulevard. Photo: pinterest.com he Philippines is being left behind by many of her neighbors. Once the leader in the region, we are now the laggard. How did this happen? Here’s my take. ...

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A Salute to the Heroes of EDSA

Thousands flock to EDSA to support the anti-Marcos rebels n his 2/17/2018 commentary in the Inquirer, Bryan Tiojanco argues why “People Power” still matters. A Yale Law School JSD candidate, who graduated cum laude from UP Law, Bo Tiojanco points ...

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Pinoys Must Always Remain Vigilant Against Fake News

once thought that tyrants like Ferdinand Marcos would never make it in today’s wired and networked world. When he declared martial law in the 1972, he shuttered radio and TV stations, padlocked the printing presses of newspapers, and made sure ...

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Duterte Thinks Pacquiao Should Be the Next Philippine President

President Rodrigo Duterte raises the hand of Sen. Manny Pacquiao during a courtesy call at Malaca�an in December 2016. The STAR, File hilippine President Rodrigo Duterte repeated statements he made a year ago regarding boxing legend and current senator, Manny ...

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The Philippines Is More Important Than Many Filipinos Realize

Heads of state give each other the traditional “ASEAN handshake” during the ASEAN Summit opening ceremony held in Manila, on November 13, 2017. Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP e hope that the recently concluded Asean Summit in Manila and President Rodrigo Duterte’s ...

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