Category: politics

#Eleksyon2016: The pits

Katrina S.S. Last week’s absence seemed like a timely break to take from this column, if only because with less than a month to elections one can get overwhelmed by the mudslinging, and get carried away with the kind of … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, politics

crowd dispersal to death #kidapawan

Ed Lingao I’ve covered enough violent dispersals to know that those who get hurt are often from both sides. BUT there is no such thing as equality in the frontlines. Policemen, and my friends in the PNP have to bear … Continue reading

Posted in politics, violence


just posted this on my facebook wall: ‪#‎kidapawan‬ reminds me of ‪#‎yolanda‬ when people were seen wandering the streets, having walked all the way from their homes in far barangays, in shock, hungry, thirsty, looking for food and water in … Continue reading

The RH fund cut, savings, and DAP

Katrina S.S. THE P1-billion cut in the Reproductive Health budget, specifically for Family Health and Responsible Parenting, was not in the least surprising. Because for all of government’s press releases about transparency and matuwid na daan, the budget and the … Continue reading

Rizal’s prophecies fulfilled

Oscar P. Lagman, Jr. Tomorrow being Rizal Day, we honor Dr. Jose P. Rizal by reading and pondering his writings. As he wrote prolifically, we choose today to contemplate on what he wrote for La Solidaridad, the newspaper published by … Continue reading

The clowns are coming

If the movie and sports celebrities win—and they are sure to—they will, added to the incumbent senators who are likewise celebrities, turn the Senate from an august body into a big joke. Most likely, they will just be mere ornaments … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, politics, senate, showbiz


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