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Mamasapano debacle aftermath: Their true colors

By Tue, Apr 14, 2015 8:05AM UTC 0 Comment

After milking every bit of political mileage out of the Mamasapano debacle, Philippine senators are it again. This time, they are pouncing on Mohager Iqbal, or whatever his true name is, for using an alias while heading the peace negotiating panel of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr, who heads the...

Southern Philippines Mayor Duterte emerges as presidential prospect

By Tue, Mar 17, 2015 7:54PM UTC 1 Comment

If the presidential elections were to be held solely in the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, Davao City's Mayor Rodrigo Duterte would be the runaway winner....

Could Davao’s ‘Dirty Harry’ become the next Philippines president?

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014 10:01AM UTC 0 Comment

Those who are still belittling Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as a viable presidential contender in the Philippines should no longer second guess his political astuteness....

Philippines President Aquino hints at controversial 2nd term

By Thu, Aug 14, 2014 3:26PM UTC 0 Comment

It started as a not so innocent remark from the man who is perceived to be the president’s anointed come 2016. Now, it has caught the nation's attention. Not least of the president himself....

Philippines Senate President Enrile quits after election debacle

By Thu, Jun 06, 2013 9:45AM UTC 1 Comment

Probably the biggest loser in the Philippines May 2013 mid-term elections was Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, who resigned yesterday. No, he was not a candidate, although had his son Jack won they would have formed the first ever father and son tandem in the Philippine Senate. But it wasn’t to be. Enrile had three...

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