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Samira Gutoc says Duterte’s drug war a success “in some way”

Once a staunch dissenter of the drug war, the former Otso Diretso senatorial bet seems to have switched her stance on Oplan Tokhang. Aspiring senatorial candidate Samira Gutoc turned heads on Tuesday after claiming that Duterte’s infamous war on drugs was a success “in some way” and that it could have been…

Manny Pacquiao quits boxing

The historic eight-division world champion is hanging up his gloves for good 26 years after turning pro. Manny Pacquiao said so himself: his boxing career has come to an end.  Echoing the same sentiments he told Toni Gonzaga during the latter’s interview, the renowned eight-division world champion said he’s done with…

NBI wants only one social media account per person to help solve online scams

The recommendation comes in the wake of fake news which jeopardized several LGUs’ vaccination drives. A law that limits each person’s online presence to just one social media account – for the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), such a mandate would help curb cybercrime cases, a figure that shot up…

#EDSA@35: The telltale signs of tyranny that bring a people to a breaking point

This week, the Philippines is set to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the first People Power Revolution, an event that was etched in history for toppling a 21-year totalitarian regime, and for redefining what it took for a united people to restore its democracy. While the EDSA Revolution is a…

Now that we agree that “Filipino resilience” is a sham, this is what’s next

It took a catastrophic typhoon, and thousand other catastrophic typhoons before it, for us to get here and shout the truth loud enough: Filipino resilience is a fluke. As of this writing, it’s been two weeks since Typhoon Rolly, the strongest landfalling tropical cyclone of 2020, wreaked havoc across Catanduanes, and…