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What the 2019 Election Results Tell Filipinos About Themselves

ased on the unofficial results from CNN Philippines, and other media outlets, voters appear to have given President Rodrigo Duterte an enthusiastic “thumbs up” in this midterm election. The unofficial count for the Senate races where only the top 12 ...

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Air Pollution Is Destroying Metro Manila

Painting of the Plaza Mayor de Manila in Intramuros circa 1847. From the Vistas de las islas Filipinas y trajes de sus habitantes at the Biblioteca Nacional de Espaa. Photo: flickr.com This article was first published on 8/16/2015 uring the ...

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Are Filipinos Slowly Losing their Freedom of the Press?

2018 World Press Freedom Index. Graphic by Karte: NordNordWest, Lizenz hings have changed significantly since Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law nearly 47 years ago. Back then everyone knew what had happened: One day we Filipinos had television, radio, and newspapers; ...

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What’s at Stake in the Coming Midterm Election?

Bumoto (vote). Graphic: COMELEC/PNL idterm elections in the Philippines, like those in the United States, are seen as a referendum on the administration in power. For this year’s midterm elections in the Philippines, it is a referendum on the Rodrigo ...

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Chinese Debt-trap Diplomacy: Can it happen in the Philippines?

The port facility at Hambantota, Sri Lanka that was taken over by a Chinese state-owned company after Sri Lanka fell behind on its debt payments. AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI uring the Integrated Bar of the Philippines’ 17th National Convention ...

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Is the Philippines Better Off Having Left the ICC?

Headquarters for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague, Netherlands. Photo: www.ishr.ch ell, it happened. The Philippines is no longer a member state of the International Criminal Court (ICC). We are only the second country to leave the ICC ...

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The US-PH Mutual Defense Treaty: Save It or Scrap It?

Philippine President Elpidio Quirino (center) pays an Oval Office visit to US President Harry Truman (left). Philippine Ambassador to the US, Joaqu�n Miguel Elizalde stands behind Quirino. Photo: Truman Library n August 30, 1951 the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between ...

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Have We Filipinos Lost Our Moral Compass?

Philippines’ moral compass. Graphic: dollaradventureclub.com & civinate.Com e Filipinos have always seen ourselves as devout, god-fearing, children of God, leading exemplary Christians lives. We pray a lot, go to church a lot, and occasionally practice our faith the way few ...

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Filipinos Should Demand the Best Subway System

Scale model of the giant tunnel boring machine (TBM) that will create the underground tunnels for Metro Manila’s new subway. (Inside picture) An artist’s rendition of a subway station’s underground concourse Photos: DOTr/facebook n February 27, 2019, top government officials, ...

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A Cup of Taho for Our Wounded National Pride

Jiale Zhang, 23 awaits booking by MRT police. Photo: theweek.co.uk ast week everyone was talking about it. From your man-on-the-street, to your top government officials, everyone seemed outraged at Jiale Zhang, a 23-year-old Chinese student studying fashion design in the ...

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