He came. He cursed. He conquered ? The Congress. Whatever Duterte wants, Duterte gets. The dull and duly elected Philippine Senators and Congresspersons are behaving as the Romans did, who were in awe of Julius Caesar’s successful military campaigns to keep the empire intact. That’s a cautionary tale, however, as some of those same senators […]
Category: Philippine politics
There is an on-going fierce battle between the President and Senator Leila de Lima. How it will end is anybody’s guess. Each one has thrown accusations at each other.
“I was part of the entourage when the body of the former President Ferdinand Marcos was flown from Hawaii to Ilocos Norte. He has long been buried beside his beloved mother, Doña Josefa Edralin Marcos. What many people are seeing in Ilocos is the refrigerated wax replica of Marcos patterned after Lenin’s open museum at […]
Finance chief speaks in retrospect. Midway into the interview, the 71-year-old Mr. Carlos Dominguez, who grew up in the same neighbourhood in Davao City as president Rodrigo R. Duterte but has long been based in Manila, hesitated as candid shots were taken of him. Quickly looking at his casual shirt, he said maybe it would […]
Not all Davaoeños are for Duterte. Mostly because we know who he really is.
Sa naganap na pambansang halalan nuong nakaraang Mayo, naging mapalad na mahalal na pangulo ng bansang Pilipinas si Rodrigo Duterte. Marami ang natuwa.
Had Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. won the vice presidential contest, it could have been one of the greatest — if not the greatest — political comebacks in the annals of politics.
Davao City (CNN Philippines) — A former agriculture secretary and close friend of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte disclosed the 8-point economic agenda of the new administration.
(CNN) —Voters have made history in the Philippines, electing their first ever transgender politician to the House of Representatives.
With the national elections happening this month, I dare make these fearless analyses of who would be elected President and Vice-President of the Republic for the next six years. Judging from what I read in the papers and assuming the surveys are indicators of what is to come, the candidates are “placed” in the race […]
Up until a few weeks ago, vice presidential candidate Congresswoman Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo was behind in the polls. Way ahead of her then were Senators Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. who were at a statistical dead heat. But the latest polls surprised a lot of the power brokers who have shrugged […]
With Election Day just a few weeks away, campaigning is heating up particularly in the vice presidential contest. Indeed, never in the history of Philippine politics had there been more campaign propaganda used and resources spent to elect the vice president of the country, which makes one wonder: why the sudden interest in a job […]