July 26, 2017, 1:47 am
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The business of Sona

July 26, 2017
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‘The fact that he engaged the protesters in a dialogue about their demands puts Duterte way ahead of other presidents before him, who just looked the other way and partied with the elite after their SONAs.’

No reason to fail

July 25, 2017
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‘With Duterte scoring gains in his twin wars against illegal drugs and terrorism, we see no reason for this government not to succeed in attaining its goals.

Martial law extended. What no

July 24, 2017
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‘Let’s hear it from Digong in today’s Sona, and hope that his equivocation on military tactics is just one of those pronouncements that needed an Abella clarification.’

Terrorist hegemony

July 21, 2017
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‘Duterte needs all the help from every Filipino and every friendly neighbor to frustrate terrorist hegemony.’

Mobility issue

July 20, 2017
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‘The conflict between the LTFRB and the internet-based vehicle providers has become a controversial issue because commuters are reeling under serious mobility problems.’

Bangsamoro country

July 19, 2017
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With or without the BBL, peace will remain elusive in Mindanao, especially among its Muslim populace’

Back to Marawi

July 18, 2017
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‘Those advocating to exacerbate the crisis in Marawi by returning to the city ahead of official go-signal from the military should think twice before they plunge into a serious security quagmire of their own making.’

Necessary move

July 17, 2017
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‘It is wise to remember though that the anti-terrorist war – just like the war on drugs – is an extraordinary effort that calls for unfettered solutions, sometimes even bordering on the illegal.’ 

Drugs in Bilibid

July 14, 2017
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‘Need we say why all the deadlines Duterte has ever announced in ending this or that public menace were failures? Better buckle down to work, seriously this time, and without fanfare or unrealistic deadlines.’

Much ado about IDs

July 13, 2017
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‘These Muslims in Tarlac have a legitimate organization and are well within their rights to identify themselves, so let them be.’


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Column of the Day

Wyoming, we want our bells back!

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | July 26,2017
‘I uphold and stand for the entirety of President Duterte’s SONA... Also for his demand for the return of the Balangiga Bells whose fate I wrote about 22 years ago.’

Opinion of the Day


By DODY LACUNA | July 26, 2017
‘The possible assassination of the very popular Duterte by the CPP/NPA would likely lead to an intense civil unrest, with the military suddenly cracking down on leftist groups, the opposition and the media.’