Category Archives: Opinion

Press freedom under siege

By Val G. Abelgas THE CLOSURE of the highly regarded Rappler news website establishes a clear pattern of harassment and repression under President Duterte’s increasingly repressive regime. Although the closure order was

China plays Duterte for a sucker

By Perry Diaz RECENTLY, Mgdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano exposed a “secret deal” worked out between President Rodrigo Duterte and the Chinese that would allow the Institute of Oceanology of Chinese Academy

Racism has no place in America

By Val G. Abelgas “WHY ARE we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” This repulsive comment did not come from the mouth of a Ku Klux Klan member or

Dancing cha-cha to Duterte’s tune

By Perry Diaz EVER SINCE the Constitution was drawn in 1987 in the aftermath of the EDSA People Power Revolution, several attempts have been made to revise or change the Constitution. The

Do we really need cha-cha?

By Val G. Abelgas HERE we go again. Every administration since the time of President Fidel V. Ramos has tried to amend the 1987 Constitution for various reasons. The people have consistently

Where is the Marcos Loot hidden?

By Perry Diaz ON August 29, 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte said that members of the Marcos family were “willing to open” and “return” to the government the questionable wealth, including a “few