ANALYSIS: THE GOOD AND UGLY IN FEB. 21 PHILIPPINE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DEBATE

Most overseas Filipinos are apolitical, probably ignoring yesterday’s face-to-face debate among five candidates for the presidency. But whether they like it or not, their lives abroad or that of their loved ones back home will be touched by the administration of the Philippines’ next president who will serve for six years starting June this year. Yesterday’s…

2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: IS DUTERTE THE BEST CHOICE TO BRING POSITIVE CHANGES TO THE PHILIPPINES IN THE NEXT SIX YEARS?

Davao city mayor Rodrigo Duterte have captured the attention, interest and support of many overseas Filipinos in Hong Kong and elsewhere with his stern promises to crack down hard on hard-core criminals and corruption. He has declared personally killing some criminals in his city, and he has vowed that thousands of hard-core criminals won’t just…

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…

UNLIKELY HEROINE IN MANILA’S PDAF, ANTI-CORRUPTION BATTLES

Socialite Ruby Tuason, former social secretary of Manila mayor Joseph Estrada when he was president, admitted receiving P40 million in “commissions” from corrupt PDAF transactions that Senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada coursed through the fake or non-existent NGOs set up by alleged PDAF brains Janet Napoles. Without hesitation, she made this admission before…