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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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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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Duterte Makes Peace While Robredo Prepares for War

Opinion
  While President-elect Duterte and his team are busy with forging a peace agreement with the communist party of the Philippines and ending a decades-long insurgency that has ...
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A Vulgar Politician

Opinion
Like Abraham Lincoln, Duterte has been elected to be President of a society divided by class interests. Where the rich live like aristocrats while many of their countrymen have become slaves to poverty and injustice. Will Duterte be able to unify the country, or will the forces that want to maintain their hold on power be able to stop him? Only time will tell. ...
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A Realist Critique of Vicente Rafael’s Duterte’s Hobbesian World

Opinion
Filipino historian Vicente Rafael recently published a commentary in Inquirer entitled “Duterte’s Hobbesian World” (http://bit.ly/1PoLTfe). In that article, Rafael points out the seeming non-existence of the idea of ...
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Who’s Afraid of Duterte?

Photo courtesy of Edith Caduaya
Opinion
This is an excerpt from an article written by Sara Soliven De Guzman for the Philippine Star (http://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/opinion/the-yellow-submarine/ar-AAgX7tJ?li=BBr8Mkn&ocid=SL5MDHP) where she exposes the efforts of groups and personalities identified with ...
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Is the Liberal Party Sabotaging Leni Robredo?

Roro
Opinion
There are a lot of speculations swirling around the real reasons why the Liberal Party was not able to meet the deadline for the filing of its Statement ...
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Did Robredo Benefit from Vote-Shaving in Basilan?

Robredo
Opinion
    Madame Vice President, I hope you stop doing this. You need to keep your remaining integrity intact. The results in a lot of districts in BASILAN, ...
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Calculating True Value of Duterte’s Social Media Campaign

Duterte
Technology
  With the release of the Statement of Campaign Expenditures by the candidates that ran in the 2016 elections, people – especially the voters – are able to ...
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