Presidential visits

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:10:25 +0000

  PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is set to embark on his fourth trip to China this week. During his state visit here last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping extended the invitation to PRRD to attend the Second Belt and Road Forum (BRF). This visit follows three previous presidential trips to China – a state visit in […]

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Betrayal and renewal

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:10:08 +0000

  FOR a country whose population is more than 80% Catholics, Holy Week is definitely a very sacred time of the year as the faithful commemorate the sacrifices and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a time when Filipinos troop to the provinces – to visit families or vacation with families. But some stay put […]

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Arm in arm with BARMM

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:20:38 +0000

  THE people have spoken. By an overwhelming “YES” vote of 1,540,017 as opposed to only 198,750 “NO” votes, the Bangsamoro Organic Law was ratified in plebiscites held last Jan. 21 and Feb. 6. Based on the plebiscites, the new Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) will be composed of five provinces (Maguindanao, Lanao […]

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Surviving the campaign trail

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 16:10:12 +0000

  THREE weeks into the campaign and the 62 senatorial aspirants are crisscrossing the archipelago, attending televised debates, recording TV and radio ads, meeting with campaign strategists, and putting their best foot forward before the electorate, who on May 13, will exercise their sacred right to choose their leaders. If I wasn’t so focused on […]

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Tres Nacionalistas

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 16:10:24 +0000

    I AM deeply saddened with the passing of Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor Espenilla, Jr. Since his appointment in May 2017, Espenilla has provided expertise, calmness, and stability to our monetary and economic policy. Our condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace. * * * For the 2019 […]

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And there they go!

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:10:01 +0000

    LAST Feb. 12, candidates running for the 2019 senatorial elections began their 90-day campaign to convince the electorate that they are the right persons for the job. For the voters, it is the beginning of three months bombardment of information about candidates – some useful, others not so useful. Many analysts (this is […]

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Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:10:03 +0000

    I HAVE always believed that the Filipinos are good people. Despite the cynicism of some and our own penchant for “self-flagellation,” the Filipino people have demonstrated that they have the passion and the will to do what is good for the country. We are a nation of patriots. This was in full display […]

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Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 16:10:09 +0000

  (First of two parts) A SURVEY conducted by Pulse Asia in December, 2018, had some interesting revelations. It showed that Filipinos continue to trust the United States as an ally of the Philippines compared to other countries such as China and Russia. The poll showed that 84% of Filipinos trust the US while more […]

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What is CoHo?

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:10:04 +0000

  CITY living has been radically transformed over the years. There was a time when Metro Ma­nila consisted of just a few urban pockets and many areas of open spaces. You ask your elders what your area previously looked like and you would probably get this reply: “Ay naku, dati puro talahi­ban lang yang condo […]

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Joker’s birthday

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 06:40:42 +0000

    HAPPY new year to ev­eryone! To all hardwork­ing Filipinos here and abroad, I wish you a better quality of life, more time to spend with loved ones, better work so you can provide for your family, and more importantly, good health and happiness so you can en­joy all these in the company of […]

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