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Antonio Figueroa

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House of Discards

Opinion
If there was one piercing comment that came out of public disgust owing to the recent Ronnie Dayan zarzuela, it was the observation that Congress, particularly the Lower ...
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Tears in toughness

Life Opinion
The recent Senate hearing on the Roland Kerwin Espinosa was a tearjerker. Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa, a tough local boy shot to ...
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Flawed judgment

Opinion
As if in a mantra, President Rodrigo Duterte has consistently argued the Marcos burial did not violate any law, that there was actually no legal restriction that expressly ...
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More than just a critical shift

Opinion
In recent months, the phrase ‘independent foreign policy’ has been bobbing in and out of the media consciousness, a tribute to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s maverick stance to ...
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Studying the “Digong Phenomenon”

News
As the country waits with excitement for what President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 25, 2016 will announce, the academia, silently and far from ...
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Mindanao and the Guinness World Records (Part 2)

Feature Life
Many of the attempts Mindanao has done in setting new records for the Guinness World Records (GWR) were under the ‘group category.’ These feats were sometimes played out with entire ...
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Mindanao and the Guinness World Records (Part 1)

With the first President from Mindanao sitting in Malacanang, what other records can we find in Mindanao?
Feature Life
Not all Philippine attempts to enter the Guinness World Records (GWR) ended in recognition. And not all tries, whether landing inside or outside the prestigious records volume, happened ...
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US, China lack moral ascendancy in South China Sea decision

Ultimately, what happens to the Philippines' case against China will be up to President Duterte and the Philippine government.
Opinion
Don’t look now but the much-ballyhooed July 12, 2016 decision handed down by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) favoring the Philippines was, from a layman’s viewpoint, a ...
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Here we go again – Leila de Lima, Drilon eye probe ‘in aid of legislation’

Leila de Lima and Frank Drilon eye senate probes against Duterte and his anti drug campaign
Opinion
Both chambers of Congress have yet to start kicking the ball but already Senate President Franklin Drilon and neophyte lawmaker Senator Leila de Lima are stirring the hornet’s ...
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Little-known Duterte trivia

Feature
Here’s a little Duterte trivia for you. Did you know that despite the fact that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte may not be mestizo-looking, he has as certified Spanish and ...
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