Gaming the People

This week saw throngs of politicians converging at the COMELEC designated sites to file their certificates of candidacy (COCs) as they aspire for the various elective positions up for grabs. They have more or less six months beginning this November 2021 up to the last week of April 2022 to convince voters they are who […]

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A Case for POGO

In the scramble to strike a balance between imposing measures aimed at coping with the COVID pandemic and providing avenues to stimulate the flagging economy a law was recently signed just a couple of days ago by President Rodrigo Duterte that provides a new tax scheme for Philippine Gaming Offshore Operations (POGOs), amending and adding […]

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Look More Closely

In less than a year we would again witness a re-calibration of power, a sort of changing of the guards if that is to be believed, transitioning from those politicians who are presently wielding it to another set of politicians eager to showcase their supposed servant-leader skills in the dispensation of public service. But look […]

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The Drug Epidemic

While the COVID epidemic rages on there is another troubling epidemic that has spread pretty much all over South East Asia. This is the methamphetamine outbreak that, as one international media (CNN) has bluntly put it, “ one of the world’s most intense drug crises”. Here in the country where the campaign against illegal drugs […]

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The Ignominy of War

As far as collateral damage goes the savage death in Masbate of Kieth Absalon, a 21-year-old bemedalled football player for Far Eastern University (FEU), brought about by the explosion of a landmine planted by members of the New Peoples Army (NPA), is a rude wake up call and revelation of the despicable and abhorrent nature […]

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The Corruption of Power

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic going on politicians, both those in power and those wanting to be in power, are already gearing up for the political circus which we call an election this coming 2022. There is nothing more disgusting than seeing these kind of people make a spectacle of themselves by going after each […]

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Weathering the Storm

More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic we are beginning to see the resilience manifested by nations affected by the crisis. For most of the countries that have been hit hard by the disease, whether poor or rich nations, the aggressive struggle to survive the onslaught of the virus and attempt a return to […]

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