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China’s Xi Might Become Duterte’s Genie

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Oct., 2016. Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan. ike the fairytale of Aladdin and his genie in a lamp, Philippine ...

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Sereno’s Unconstitutional Removal Makes Everything Worse Going Forward

Ousted Supreme Court Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno emerges from the Supreme Court to meet with her supporters in Manila. Photo: Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News. eople the world over are left scratching their heads, wondering how such a thing can even ...

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America’s Decline and How That Affects the Philippines

The inevitable clash of hegemons? Photo: nanalyze.com. he United States was seen as an amazing country by many Filipinos during the latter half of the 20th century. In fact most of the Free World saw America that way. American companies ...

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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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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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Unless Filipinos Want to End Up as the Domestic Helpers of the World… They Need to Do What We Suggest

Neuroscience advances a better understanding of the brain. Synapses at work. File photo he Catholic faith served the Spanish colonizers well. Though vastly outnumbered, and halfway around the world from Spain, Spaniards had little to worry. The Indios they colonized, ...

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UN Human Rights Council and 45 Countries Tell Duterte to Stop the Killings

Police torches light up the body of a suspected drug dealer, killed by two men on motorcycles in Quezon City, Manila. Photo: Reuters/Erik De Castro | atimes.com. he administration of President Rodrigo Duterte received a stunning rebuke from ...

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Why San Francisco Is a Sanctuary City

San Franciscans rally in support of the city’s “sanctuary city” status. am a proud San Franciscan with the honor of being the first Filipino elected to public office in my city serving four terms in the San ...

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Congressman Teddy Brawner Baguilat Calls for Investigation of Secret Police Jail Cells

In this April 27, 2017 photo, detainees crouch on the floor inside a secret jail after being discovered by the Commission on Human Rights at Police Station 1 at Tondo district in Manila, Philippines. Photo: (AP) – ...

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Senator Leila Delima’s Travail, Presages Dark Days Ahead for the Philippines

Senator Leila Delima prepares for a mugshot to be taken as part of her arrest procedure. Screengrab/GMA News id she really break the law? Or are the trials and tribulations she is undergoing, a prelude of how ...

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