Cry for freedom

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 17:33:24 +0000

  THE event that ushered in the Philippine Revolution against more than 300 years of Spanish occupation is as significant as it is controversial. Sick of the oppression under foreign rule and craving for freedom and independence, Filipino revolutionaries under the leadership of Andres Bonifacio tore their “cedulas” (residence certificate) as a sign of their […]

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Why history is everybody’s business

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 01:00:25 +0000

  AUGUST is “History Month” by virtue of a presidential proclamation that turned “History Week”, usually celebrated September 15-12, to a month-long commemoration. It should really be a year-long observance, after all, history is important in the life of a nation. But the month-long celebration in August does emphasize the need to understand the past […]

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Young blood

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2019 16:32:32 +0000

  JUST like any elections, the 2019 midterm polls produced winners and losers. That is simply the nature of the political game. An overlooked outcome of the recent May polls is the emergence of young public servants in all levels of government. In some instances, their victories caused the downfall of long-serving, veteran politicians. This […]

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Digong’s pragmatism

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 17:01:08 +0000

    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SoNA) last July 22 was significant in many ways. First, it was delivered as the President is enjoying high public approval ratings. The Pulse Asia survey on the Performance and Trust Ratings of the Top Philippine Government Officials conducted just prior to the SoNA showed […]

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Becoming an entrepreneur

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 09:54:35 +0000

First of two parts I HAVE been asked this question numerous times – how does one become a successful entrepreneur? It’s a simple but difficult question to answer. In fact, the first question should be, what is an entrepreneur? A cursory look at the various definitions on the Internet explains the difficulty of becoming an […]

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Finish strong

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 09:27:00 +0000

  (First of two parts) AFTER a resounding victory in the 2019 midterm polls, which was dominated by administration bets and allies, President Rodrigo Duterte now has a strong mandate to close out the remaining three years of his term in spectacular fashion. What should be this administration’s agenda for the closing three years? Traditional […]

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Miriam is forever

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 18:30:44 +0000

  LAST June 15, my friend, the late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, would have turned 74. We would have heard something witty from her about how she remained a beauty and her enemies looking fungus-faced. She was once quoted as saying that her ambition is more modest – “I desire only to be known as […]

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Intrigues and history

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 18:10:08 +0000

    MALIGAYANG araw ng Kalayaan sa sambayanang Pilipino! Sa ating paggunita ng ika-isandaan at dalawamput isang taon ng ating kasarinlan, tandaan natin na ang kalayaan ay dapat inaaruga at ipinaglalaban sa bawat araw, ng bawat isa sa atin. *** History is never static. The things we read in our history textbooks are not cast […]

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Mindanao delivers

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 28 May 2019 16:30:40 +0000

  ONE of the most interesting narratives of the just concluded 2019 midterm elections is the tremendous support shown by the people of Mindanao to candidates supported by President Rodrigo Duterte. In almost all provinces in Mindanao, the President’s candidates – Bong Go and Bato dela Rosa – occupied the top two spots. Incidentally, Senator […]

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Second half

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 21 May 2019 16:10:42 +0000

  AS I write this column, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is still in the process of canvassing the votes cast during the last May 13, 2019 elections. But the initial official results and the more than 98% unofficial tally by the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) seem to indicate that the midterm […]

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