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  • August 27, 2016 IS THAT SO? Is Iloilo the ‘most shabulized’ area in PH?

     IS THAT SO? Is Iloilo the ‘most shabulized’ area in PH?

    TWELVE government and police officials from Iloilo made it to the list of the Philippine National Police’s narco-politicians. Is President Rodrigo Duterte correct in tagging Iloilo, either province or city, as the most “shabulized” in the Philippines? The list, which included the names of 158 public officials nationwide, was announced on..

  • August 19, 2016Five years after, still no justice for Ma’am Chit

    Five years after, still no justice for Ma’am Chit

    By JAKE SORIANO Photos by LALA ORDENES At first glance, the Quezon City Regional Trial Court looks more like a church than a court. An assortment of statues  — Christ on the cross, the child Jesus, the Virgin Mary — stare down on court employees, lawyers, police officers, nervous witnesses, family members of the accused […]

  • August 19, 2016Is that so? Marcosian state secrecy in Duterte’s FOI executive order

    Is that so? Marcosian state secrecy in Duterte’s FOI executive order

    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s milestone executive order on freedom of information retains Macapagal and Marcosian relics. The repealing clause of Executive Order No. 2 issued July 23 poses a few noteworthy exceptions. “SECTION 18. Repealing Clause. All orders, rules and regulations, issuances or any part thereof inconsistent with the provisions..

  • August 18, 2016Despite glaring data, road crashes ‘not a public health issue’

    Despite glaring data, road crashes ‘not a public health issue’

    By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL WITH startling clarity, 22-year-old Joshua Broqueza recalls how a split second in his life landed him in a hospital bed, bleeding and almost lifeless. It was in the middle of the night, when he and his friends aboard a Toyota Vios were on the Albay province’s so-called killer highway, Maharlika Highway. […]

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    Now, it’s media’s fault

    Now, it’s media’s fault

    August 24, 2016

       By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS IN trying to control damage wrought by the President Duterte’s verbal rampage against the United Nations in the early hours Sunday, Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Jr.  on..

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