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But if the opposition comes across as mainly defending liberal democracy, this is not going to make a dent in Duterte’s popularity
Political clans have not disappeared. Duterte has made them stronger. Duterte’s shoot-from-the-hip style of governance and more pervasive incompetence has weakened the central government.
The Israeli government of Netanyahu is one of the worst human rights violators in the world. I suppose one could cynically call Duterte's visit a gathering of human rights violators.
Popularity is important for winning elections and for keeping opponents at bay, but to govern, to implement policies and programs, you need organized support
Gloria Arroyo’s ascension to the speakership adds a new wrinkle to prospects for Cha-Cha in the Senate
Federal states will still be dependent on fiscal transfers from the national government. Without fiscal autonomy there is no real local autonomy.
What is disgusting about these two is not just that they encourage the worst instincts of people, they themselves are stuck in the mire, the stinky bottom
The logic of the PDP proposal seems to suggest an 'intended consequence' – a political system which will be easier for the Duterte regime to control
Despite the President s announcement of an end of negotiations my bet is that it will continue
Kaisahan ng mga Di Regular na Empleyado ng NAPC whose members were sacked by the new NAPC leadership says most of its members are opting to reapply to the agency
Joel Rocamora said the National Anti Poverty Commission won t be able to perform its basic duties without the 158 consultants hired during his time
In Siquijor we say unsaon pod lamang accept what we cannot reverse make the best of it If you can cut through Digong’s populist bluster you will find a number of actually not policies more like policy thrusts
UPDATED NAPC lead convenor Joel Rocamora urges government beneficiaries to protect the key anti poverty reforms of the outgoing administration
The leaders say they want the reforms under the Aquino administration to be sustained but they would defer any endorsement until they ve heard all the other candidates
A council within the National Anti Poverty Commission says K to 12 is a breakthrough in Philippine education but many labor issues need to be resolved first
The Supreme Court has to accept that it is after all only a court not a final arbiter of what happens in the government and even the economy In the end the honorable justices need to regain a modicum of modesty
Anti poverty chief Joel Rocamora says that without a partial entry of judgment on a court decision made 2 years ago Malacañang cannot move to use the funds to help coconut farmers
The Seal of Good Local Governance will be implemented annually starting this year
Citing government statistics that poverty incidence remained unchanged in years UNA questions the administration s claim that it has alleviated poverty
UPDATED In fear National Anti Poverty Commission employees hole up in their office Militants however blame the police for violence
The Robredo case underscores one critical point for the Left: the new Left is out there The current Left can either recognize this and do something about it or once again be left out in the emerging politics of change
Trending topics are now competing with militant slogans in captivating social consciousness Social media is a new arena of ideological struggle