‘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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The failure of democracy

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:30:28 +0000

    HOW our political values have evolved since the Quezonian era may be charted in the age-old philosophical debate between what is “universal good” versus the movements of “relative good” in modern times. I distinctly recollect the words of a former President who belonged to a fading era of tradition and decency, and when […]

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