WHY DUTERTE FANS SHOULD FEAR FOR THEIR JOBS AND FAMILY MEMBERS’ LIVELIHOOD AND FUTURE

Fans of Rodrigo Duterte should first think of their jobs and daily food for their children, siblings and parents before casting their vote for the Davao city mayor on May 9. Why so? Simple. If Duterte fans don’t wise up soon enough, they are likely to regret ever voting for him after being led into…

ANALYSIS: TRAPO O HINDI TRAPO? SINO ANG MAS MAGANDANG IBOTO NG MGA OFWs?

Maraming OFWs ang bilib na bilib kay Rodrigo Duterte. Kahanga hanga kasi ang tapang niya dahil pagpapatayin at lilipulin daw niya ang mga kriminal sa loob lang ng 3 o 6 na buwan — isang bagay na di pa nagawa sa buong mundo ng kahit na sinong lider na kumandidato para maging puno ng kaniyang…

KAMAY NA BAKAL? O KAMAY NG KALINGA?

Kamay na bakal ang makatawag pansing alok ni Rodrigo Duterte. Parang si Robin Padilla na supporter niya. Macho at tigasin ang papel ni Duterte laban sa mga pusakal na kriminal na lipunan. Sino nga naman ang aayaw sa taong gustong ubusin ang lahi ng mga durogistang kriminal? Kamay naman ng kalinga o “helping hand” ang…

DID THE PHILIPPINES GET ITS MONEY’S WORTH FOR THE APEC CONFERENCE?

President Benigno Aquino’s government continues to be criticized severely for budgeting 10 billion pesos to host this past week’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference in Manila attended by 18 heads of states, including US President Barack Obama, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. What concrete benefits did the…

OFW Reintegration: A Critical Analysis and Recommendations

By Juanito Concepcion Is the government really serious in making its reintegration program for returning overseas Filipinos or overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) successful in terms of helping the largest possible number of returnees become productive segments of Philippine society back home? It appears so. Just look at the different OFW reintegration programs being run by…

PRESIDENT AQUINO’S DILEMMA – KIN OR COUNTRY?

Pinoys, including about 10 million OFWs, may be in potentially big trouble come the 2016 presidential elections and beyond. President Benigno Aquino’s three sisters and three uncles are reportedly supporting the presidential candidacy of Vice President Jejomar Binay because of the long-standing friendship between the two families. However, Binay now faces plunder charges with the…

SHOULD AQUINO BE ALLOWED TO RUN AGAIN AS PRESIDENT IN 2016?

Should President Benigno Aquino be given a chance to run again for president in the 2016 national elections? I’d say, why not? Despite the current restriction in the Philippine constitution which limits the president to one single term of six years. Why am I open to allowing President Benigno Aquino to seek a second six-year…