Not Just Rodrigo Duterte, We Pinoys Simply Have a Really Crude Sense of
being excoriated first by social media, then by the general public, for
a boorish and insensitive remark he made in 1989 that happened to be
caught on video, Davao City mayor and presidential candidate Rodrigo
Duterte finally admitted it was a mistake. At first he tried to justify
it as a seemingly vulgar joke due to his poor and humble upbringing.
China’s Plan B: Binay-Bongbong (Jejomar Binay and Bongbong Marcos)
a high stakes poker game with China placing all its chips on the table,
gambling that it can seize unoccupied islets and shoals in the West
Philippine Sea - transforming them into man-made artificial islands by
pumping sand onto live coral reefs and paving them with concrete, then
equipping them with aircraft runways, port facilities and surface-to-air
missiles while in the process of exercising total control and dominion
over the entire South China Sea - and get away with it.
The CNN Philippines Vice Presidential Debate: Who We Liked, Who We
CNN vice presidential debate held at the University of Santo Tomas
campus in Manila on April 10, gave Filipino voters the chance to see and
hear the top six contenders side be side, answering questions and
interacting with one another for well over an hour. Like the millions of
Filipinos who watched the debate on television or streamed it from the
internet, we were able to form our own fairly distinct opinions about
each candidate .
U.S. Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton, and Cross-dressing Filipino
males by nature appear more effeminate than males of most other
cultures. Behind the facade of the Latin "macho" you'll usually find a
soft-spoken, mild-mannered, mama's boy who walks the line between the
masculine and the feminine.
Bangladesh Bank Heist, Another Big Embarrassment for the Philippines
crime syndicate that pulled of this high-tech heist obviously did its
homework. They knew how to move millions of dollars clandestinely from
the Bangladesh central bank's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New
York, and were to move it to—the Philippines.
Jejomar Binay's Glaringly Unpresidential Performance Before the 2nd
March 20, 2016 four Philippine presidential contenders had their second
debate in University of the Philippines' Cebu campus. The debate, which
should have started promptly at 5pm was delayed for well over an hour
because one of the contenders, Vice President Jejomar Binay insisted
that he be allowed to bring notes and documents with him to the podium.
Filipino-American Republicans and the Donald Trump Phenomenon
vast majority of Filipinos who migrated to the United States to settle
in the many towns and cities that dot the country from coast to coast
have for decades bucked the trend followed by most immigrants. Pinoys
gravitate towards the Republican Party instead of the Democratic Party.
Mexicans and other Latinos for instance, share the same Catholic faith
as Filipinos but overwhelmingly vote Democratic. There are also the
Vietnamese, Japanese, and Koreans who like Filipinos are Asian, but they
lean more towards the Democrats as well.
Choosing Between the United States and China, for a Better Philippines
Filipinos say that the United States and China are moving towards a
showdown in the South China Sea and the Philippines' best course of
action is to remain neutral and get out of the way. The United States
Navy has been the dominant power in the Pacific for decades. No other
navy even comes close. But China is rapidly developing a blue water navy
of its own plus sophisticated long-range missile technology that will
soon give the Americans a run for their money.
Dick Gordon, the COMELEC, and the Cost of Not Trusting One Another
reason the Philippines is such a laggard compared to other nations is
because Filipinos simply don't trust one another. And in a way, you
really can't blame them because the country has more than its fair share
of scams, swindles, rackets, and all manner of nefarious deeds
perpetrated by Pinoys on fellow Pinoys.
The Death of Ninoy and Why a Rodrigo Duterte Presidency is Very
back in time to August 21, 1983. Back to what was then called the Manila
International Airport. China Airlines Flight 811 from Taipei, sat on the
tarmac awaiting instructions from the tower so its passengers could
disembark. On board was former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., who had taken
a circuitous route back home from the United States. Aquino knew that
returning to the Philippines, then ruled by a tyrannical dictator was an
extremely dangerous endeavor.
Learning Science Must Become the Philippines' Top Educational Priority
How many Filipino Nobel laureates can you name? That was a trick
question because there aren't any—despite the fact that the Philippines
is now the 12th most populous country in the world. There are now more
Filipinos than there are Germans, Britons, or French citizens. In fact
add up the populations of Portugal, Canada, Libya, and Australia and
you'll still come up 25 million short compared to the Philippine
population. So we have the numbers, why then don't we have the Nobel
Grace Poe, Cory Aquino, and the Failed EDSA Revolution
years ago, There was euphoria throughout the country, and indeed
throughout the world. The Filipino people had kicked out a brutal tyrant
and sent him and his entire family packing. And they did this without
violence or loss of life. Ferdinand Marcos, a two-bit dictator who
thought he and his family owned the Philippines had overplayed his hand
and soon found himself inside an American military transport headed for
Guam, then Hawaii.
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