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  • May 25, 2016After Aquino ‘kills’ FOI bill, advocates see hope in Duterte

    After Aquino ‘kills’ FOI bill, advocates see hope in Duterte

    By BRYAN EZRA GONZALES, MATTHEW REYSIO-CRUZ and KRIXIA ZHIENELLE SUBINGSUBING INCOMING president Rodrigo Duterte has promised to issue on his first day in office an executive order mandating Freedom of Information (FOI), the first of what appear to be several marching orders for his administration. Although an executive order would be limited only..

  • May 21, 2016PNoy, Del Rosario responsible for PH losing control of Scarborough shoal

    PNoy, Del Rosario responsible for PH losing control of Scarborough shoal

      By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS PRESUMPTIVE President-elect Rodrigo  Duterte said early this week he wants to know why the Philippines  lost Scarborough Shoal. When he said this, he was apparently under the impression that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, who exposed his BPI bank deposits amounting to no less than P200 million despite  before the May..

  • May 17, 2016Absentee voting shows Palparan still commands following among uniformed personnel

    Absentee voting shows Palparan still commands following among uniformed personnel

    By MARIA FEONA IMPERIAL RETIRED army general Jovito Palparan, who was implicated in the disappearance of University of the Philippines students Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan, made it to the top 12 of the senatorial race in the Local Absentee Voting (LAV) results. Former senator Panfilo Lacson, who served as chief of the Philippine National..

  • May 16, 2016Breakthrough implementation of IP voting in Mindoro lauded; challenges persist elsewhere

    Breakthrough implementation of IP voting in Mindoro lauded; challenges persist elsewhere

    By MA. NIÑA PAMELA CASTRO and BRYAN EZRA GONZALES OFTEN disenfranchised for reasons ranging from violence to illiteracy, indigenous people (IP) voters last week were given a peek into what hopefully could be more inclusive elections in the future. In Oriental and Occidental Mindoro during the May 9 polls, a pilot initiative to bring polling..

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    ‘Tampuhan’ hints friendship so deep between Duterte and Quiboloy

    ‘Tampuhan’ hints friendship so deep between Duterte and Quiboloy

    May 24, 2016

      By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS ONLY ten days that Pastor Apollo Quiboloy and incoming President Rodrigo Duterte haven’t talked with each other and the “Son of God” is already hurting. Sharing with media..

     
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