Category: filipino elite

Elitism in the time of Duterte

Katrina S.S. The upside to having a President like Rodrigo Duterte is that we are finally weeding out the elitists among us. And I don’t mean those who think that Duterte is so bastos, is so not a statesman, is … Continue reading

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Ayala Land: Health hazard

Katrina S.S. One of the things that I appreciate about President Duterte is his consistent stand against oligarchs’ abusive ways (no matter how selective), and his notion of community justice that happens not just in terms of peace and order … Continue reading

‘A-class’ con artists dupe condo buyers

Federico Pascual Jr. IT IS NOT just low to middle income-earners who are robbed of their dream homes by scheming real estate sellers. The well-to-do also fall victim to con artists of high-end reputable developers as this case shows. Read … Continue reading

A Nation of Oligopolies, Dynasties and Autocratic Nostalgia

Richard Javad Heydarian As Benigno “NoyNoy” Aquino entered his final year in office, the question of how to assess his legacy has gained greater salience. Both his opponents and supporters have powerful arguments to present. Read on…

consunji, semirara, torre de manila, atbp.

the synchronicity is striking. while having to deal with the shameless atrocity that is DMCI’s torre de manila, and having to listen to DMCI’s lawyer who dares declare that jose rizal is no demigod — “his statue does not possess … Continue reading

Class and the Politics of Memory in Post-War Asia

Walden Bello Over the last few decades in Asia, August has been dominated by the anniversary of the tragic nuclear devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on the 6th and 9th days of the month. This year, however, being the 70th … Continue reading


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