RODRIGO DUTERTE BACKS OUT FROM WAR WITH CATHOLIC CHURCH

Controversial Davao city Mayor Rodrigo Duterte nearly committed a terrible mistake by picking up a big and meshy fight with the Philippines’ influential Catholic church. This morning, he apologized to the Catholic church for cursing Pope Francis on Nov. 30 in a public speech for causing massive traffic jams in Manila during the pontiff’s visit…

PETITION FOR PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTIONS TO RESOLVE THE BULLET PLANTING (‘TANIM BALA’) MALPRACTICE AT MANILA’S AIRPORTS

PDI photo: Going through any one of Manila’s three airports can now be scary because of a syndicate whose members are planting bullets in luggages of victims who are then detained and charged by the police with a criminal offense.  An increasing number of travelers – Filipinos and foreigners — now fear to use Manila’s…

COMMENTARY: KIDNAP FOR RANSOM OF FOREIGNERS IN MINDANAO AND HOW TO BETTER RESOLVE THEM

Kidnappings for ransom in Mindanao, especially of foreign tourists, remains a big problem. The latest kidnappings on September 21 of two Canadians and one Norwegian and one Filipina at the Holiday Ocean View Samal Resort on Samal Island off Davao has dealt a major blow to Philippine tourism. Kidnappers — whether they are the notorious…

IS SENATOR GRACE POE UNFIT TO BECOME PRESIDENT AS WHAT CONGRESSWOMAN LENNIE ROBREDO ASSERTS?

Congresswoman Lennie Robredo, widow of revered civil servant Jesse Robredo, stirred up a huge storm today, Sept 14, especially at the Philippine Daily Inquirer, with her controversial statements, branding Senator Grace Poe as unfit to become the next president or vice president of the Philippines. Please see this link for more details of her controversial…

JOSEPH ESTRADA THREATENS TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT IF JOJO BINAY IS JAILED FOR PLUNDER

Some people don’t seem to get wiser even if they get older. Instead of getting wiser with age with presumed more knowledge and wisdom, they even get to be more mentally deranged and twisted, Manila city mayor Joseph Estrada, a former president, and Vice President Jojo Binay are cases in point. In an interview with…

Grace Poe’s corruption fight . . . as President in 2016?

Senator Grace Poe, daughter of former movie icon Fernando Poe Jr, never fails to impress. But she also disappoints in certain ways. Topping the 2010 senatorial elections, with significant help from her father, and getting more votes than veteran senators Loren Legarda and Chiz Escudero was impressive. Late last month, she made another impressive move.…