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Strongman Duterte

Fear and intimidation as government policy

I support President Duterte for what he said in his inaugural address, that he would restore trust and confidence in Philippine government. Well, I thought President Aquino had been doing that, too, but if others need something more, who am I to argue? That said, I have some reservations about the early weeks of President … Continue reading

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Ang State of the Nation Ayon sa Isang Tricycle Driver

w ni Wilfredo G. Villanueva Aaah, magandang umaga po sa inyong lahat. Binabati ko po si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte—binoto ko po siya—si Bise Presidente Leni Robredo—mas maganda pa pala siya sa personal—dating pangulong Noynoy Aquino—binoto ko rin po siya—dating pangulong Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo—binoto ko rin po siya pero bakit ang tagal niyang nakapiit eh kulang naman … Continue reading

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Regarding China: “Okay, so now what?

Review We’ve had two excellent discussions touching on China recently. One was fueled by Lance Corporal X putting matters in a context of global warming which will see the Spratley Rocks (the arbitration panel said none of the ‘islands’ are life-sustaining; therefore, they are just rocks) submerged beneath the rising oceans. We are faced with a reshaping … Continue reading

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Now accepting nominations! Category: Best theme song for Philippine governance

w Philippine Music Awards! w Now accepting nominations! Category: Best theme song for Philippine governance First nominee, “Gentle Murders” by Rage     Gentle Murders Artist: Rage Album: Carved In Stone Genre: Rock Dirty is the road to fame Plastered with unlucky victims Deadly if you get the blame focused on you You can play your … Continue reading

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“Praise the lord and pass the life boat, Billy!”

When times are rough, or a tad crazy, it is easy to get disoriented or discouraged or confused or depressed. Humans were built for routines, for the comfort of knowing that what is outside the door won’t hurt us, and the confidence of knowing we’ll return back home without getting shot or shredded by a … Continue reading


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