Multi-party & party-list

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:10:46 +0000

  WHEN a theoretical construct from European origins disjointed from domestic experience and unique historical reality, is politically injected by presidential fiat with the cooperation of a House “Speaker”, chances are it is bound to fail. As if the Multi-Party and Party-list System was not tragic enough, as introduced under a Presidential set-up (1987 “yellow” […]

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Philippine Army 122nd Anniversary

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:44:18 +0000

  THE oldest and largest armed institution among the Major Branches of the Armed Forces of the Philippines celebrated this week their 122nd founding anniversary in Fort Andres Bonifacio. This was the revolutionary force under General Emilio Aguinaldo, with General Artemio Ricarte elected as first Captain General. The Ejercito en la Republica de las Islas […]

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Cebu city taxi operators

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:10:53 +0000

  I AM in receipt of a formal missy sent me by the taxi operators of Cebu City. Anxious over possible back-lash for publicly expressing concerns, they prefer to remain anonymous. In two meetings, members of said group expressed views on a pending issue which would greatly affect their families, their daily livelihood and huge […]

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EDSA ‘yellowed’

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 16:20:07 +0000

  A POST Edsa One review of events leading to the departure of President Ferdinand Marcos, poses several questions. Thirty-three years passing, people power revolution is predominantly a cacophony of “yellow voices” breast-beating over the victory of a singular name as mother of restored Philippine democracy. All other significant personalities, of equal value, relegated to […]

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Few honest & good men

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:20:24 +0000

    ROUGHLY three years in office, President Rodrigo Duterte continues to fulfill his campaign promise to rid government of graft and corruption. This was one of several clearly stated objectives of then Mayor Digong, aspiring for the highest office of the land. Part of his platform of government was to also halt drugs, criminality […]

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‘Do not hurt our children’

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:30:36 +0000

    THESE were the words of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, about last week, on the occasion of inaugurating a hospital in Malabon City. As is already anticipated of the “Mayor” when delivering his speeches, he went back to his usual “folksy” style referencing on his experience as chief executive of Davao City. He related […]

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Malasakit Health Cards

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2019 06:39:24 +0000

    I HAVE witnessed in close proximity how Cebuanos in Cebu City, Mandaue etc. are truly grateful for President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘Malasakit Health Cards’. Numerous individuals, and their families, have expressed deep appreciation for benefitting from such a scheme, targeting the very poor for their health and hospital expenses. It will be recalled, that […]

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Caveat for the MNLF

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 16:20:09 +0000

  THE Sulu Cathedral bombing came as no surprise. It has and will always be par for the course in that part of the Philippines. The incongruous application of two laws in our Republic is evident, when stricter enforcement and compliance is served in Luzon and Visayas, with Mindanao discrepant, trumpeting variant culture and history […]

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Questions on BOL

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:20:06 +0000

  THE disturbing ad of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad’s tarpaulin in Cotabato City supporting the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law passage, is another, of many historical, political etc. validations of the umbilical cord connecting the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to Putra Jaya. MNLF Chair Nur Misuari was once upon a time […]

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Evacuation centers

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:20:21 +0000

  RIGHT on Christmas Day 2018, a fire broke out in Barangay Duljo-Fatima in Cebu City. Affected by the widespread blaze were roughly seven sitios (Mansanitas, Buli, Catwalk, San Pedro, Plastikan, Pasong Kabayo, Spolarium Street). Around 650 families, or close to 3,075 indi­viduals lost their homes, shanties, and personal possessions. Estimated damage to property was […]

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