Remembering WWII while fighting a new 'war'

July 3, 2020

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

  An entirely new generation of Filipinos, without realizing it, is seeing the resurgence of tyranny that oppressed the country and muted its voice for 14 years under military rule. Except that this one is much more flagrant, taking utter pride in its homicidal governa...

Monday, April 2, 2018

Manila—The hashtag  #DuterteDuwag (DuterteCoward) trended on the Philippines’ Twitterverse in mid-March after President Rodrigo Duterte declared to withdraw the Philippines from the International Criminal Court, or ICC, where he would be facing a formal investigation t...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Manila – When Isabelle, the teen granddaughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, posed for a photo shoot in designer gowns in front of the national coat of arms, seal and flag inside Malacanang Palace, the office of the president of the Philippines, Filipino netizens howle...

Friday, December 1, 2017

Manila — As the pomp died down on the Philippines' hosting of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings in early November, the spotlight remained focused on President Rodrigo Duterte as he cozied up to China, the region's aggre...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Drivers protest Duterte's transport modernization plan

Manila —The jeepney, the iconic Philippine public transport vehicle that originated from US military jeeps left over from World War II, was transported into the center of President Rodrigo Duterte's wars when jeepne...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Manila – Carrying placards bearing anti-martial law catchphrases alongside new slogans, activists, leftists, politicians, church leaders, academics and students marched to the Rizal Park to protest what they see as President Rodrigo Duterte's authoritarian and abusive...

Friday, September 1, 2017

Manila – When 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos was fatally shot in yet the deadliest night in the Philippine government's drug war on August 18, 2017 where 32 alleged drug pushers, users, runners and couriers were killed, Filipinos erupted in anger on social media.


Monday, May 1, 2017

   Manila — In July 2016, Benigno Aquino III, Rodrigo Duterte’s predecessor as Philippine president, won a landmark arbitration case at the Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration which ruled that the Philippines has exclusive sovereign rights over the West Philippi...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Manila —The first impeachment complaint, a message for help to the United Nations and an expression of concern from the European Parliament – these, in one breath, confronted Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in mid-March that questioned his growing authoritarian go...

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