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Duterte offers carrots and sticks

Opinion
The last three speeches of President Rodrigo Duterte delivered before the police, armed forces, and the air force are so powerful because they have the following ingredients: 1. ...
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Casilao files bill to end labor contractualization

News
Taking a cue from President Duterte, Anak Pawis Partylist Rep. Ariel Casilao has filed a measure abolishing the contractualization employment scheme in the country. During the campaign period, ...
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Can Duterte renew the people’s faith in government?

Opinion
Duterte’s inaugural speech pointed out a crisis of legitimacy afflicting our Republic. A crisis fomented by the people’s loss of confidence in government, which Duterte considered as the real ...
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On June 30 the Sun Will Set on a New Mindanao

Feature
On June 30, 2016 the sun will rise on Mindanao just as it always has on countless dawns in the past. In the early hours of the morning ...
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How Much is 71 Billion Pesos Worth?

Opinion
How much is 71 billion pesos worth? For people like Senator-elect Kiko Pangilinan, who see money as nothing more than a representation of material wealth, the worth of ...
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Mindavote Sends 200,000 Thank Yous

Feature
The Mindavote community recently celebrated a milestone with its 200,000th Like. From a ordinary fan page whose goal was simply to share the good news about Mindanao, we ...
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Duterte, Facebook challenge media dominance in the Philippines

Opinion
The dominant role of mainstream media as the primary gatekeepers of news and information in the Philippines took another big hit as social media giant Facebook has offered ...
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Duterte Cabinet Shows Diversity and Independence

News
Among the dissenting voices in his official family is that of Prof. Judy Taguiwalo, the in-coming Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. In contrast to ...
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Younger Filipinos Are Helping to Reverse the Brain Drain

Life
For generations of Filipinos the pursuit of a good life has never been easy. And for many that quest has led to foreign shores, and uncertain chances. But despite the difficulties ...
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After Communists, Duterte Talks Peace with Muslim Leaders

Mindanao peace
News
  Only days after the designated representatives of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte signed an agreement with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) for the immediate resumption of peace ...
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