Archive for May, 2016

The President’s live presscon is not under MTRCB’s jurisdiction

Putanginas are staple in incoming president Rodrigo Duterte’s language. His supporters love it. Mas malutong ang mura, mas malakas ang palakpak. Those were in rallies during the campaign. If parents brought along their children to those events, that was their sole responsibility to expose their children to those kind of gutter language. In new reports […]

May 30, 2016  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2016 elections  3 Comments

Beware the Parade of Little Digongs

Another brilliant editorial by News reports tagged him the alleged “Number 1” pusher of illegal drugs in Central Luzon, and he was said to have been seized by four men shortly after attending a court hearing on Tuesday. At dawn last Wednesday, his body was found on a grassy field. The bullets were faster […]

May 27, 2016  Tags:   Posted in: 2016 elections  2 Comments

French film festival, a delightful respite from the toxic political exercise

Martin Macalintal, audiovisual attaché at the French Embassy in Manila, might as well have taped his answer to the question, “Will Ma’ Rosa be shown during this year’s festival?” That was the question everybody asked Macalintal at last Wednesday’s press preview of the 21st Film Festival held at My Cinema in Greenbelt 3 in Makati. […]

May 27, 2016  Tags:   Posted in: Arts and Culture, Entertainment  One Comment

‘Tampuhan’ hints friendship so deep between Duterte and Quiboloy

Only ten days that Pastor Apollo Quiboloy and incoming President Rodrigo Duterte haven’t talked with each other and the “Son of God” is already hurting. Sharing with media the Pastor’s hurt feeling, Quiboloy’s spokesperson, Mike Abe, said the last face-to-face meeting of the two was at 3 a.m. of May 10, several hours after it […]

May 23, 2016  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Politics  6 Comments

PNoy, Del Rosario responsible for PH losing control of Scarborough shoal

Presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said early this week he wants to know why the Philippines lost Scarborough Shoal. When he said this, he was apparently under the impression that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, who exposed his BPI bank deposits amounting to no less than P200 million despite before the May 9 elections, was responsible for […]

May 20, 2016  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Elections 2016, Foreign Affairs  8 Comments

Happy days are here again for Gloria Arroyo and associates

It’s only 45 days away when Rodrigo Duterte becomes the 16th president of the Republic of the Philippines. If Duterte makes good his election promise, Gloria Arroyo, who has won another term as representative of the second district of Pampanga, can look forward to days of freedom very soon. She has been confined at the […]

May 16, 2016  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Governance  19 Comments

Duterte eyes Gilbert Teodoro for foreign affairs

Former Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro is being eyed by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte to be his foreign secretary, not as defense secretary,as some new reports say, a source close to Duterte said. In an interview before the May 9 election, the source said Teodoro has not yet responded to the invitation to join the Duterte cabinet. […]

May 13, 2016  Tags:   Posted in: 2016 elections  7 Comments

China hopeful of better relations with Duterte government

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS, VERA Files CHINA is hopeful that relations with the Philippines will be better under the government of Rodrigo Duterte, who will succeed President Benigno Aquino III on July 1. In a regular press conference in Beijing Wednesday, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang was asked about statements by Duterte that he is willing […]

May 12, 2016  Tags: ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Foreign Affairs  No Comments

We deserve the leader we elect

In a democracy, where we have the freedom to choose our leaders through an election, we deserve the leaders we get. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is the clear choice of the majority of the Filipino people and whatever kind of leader he turns out to be, we deserve him. The Filipino people who trooped […]

May 11, 2016  Tags:   Posted in: 2016 elections  16 Comments

Poe concedes

By Ellen T. Tordesillas, Maria Feona Imperial, Verlie Retulin VERA Files With almost 65 per cent of the results of the voting for the 2016 Elections, Sen. Grace Poe of Partido Galing at Puso conceded the election to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of PDP-Laban. Poe concedes in a televised past midnight press conference. Poe […]

May 10, 2016  Tags:   Posted in: 2016 elections  9 Comments