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[OPINION | Newspoint] Robredo and Rodrigo

May 26, 2018 - 12:21 PM

It may seem unfair for Robredo — and absurd, too — to be compared with Rodrigo Duterte, but, having been cast by fate as his vice president, she just has to stand the comparison, if only for the hoped-for enlightenment of those fooled by Duterte or misinformed about her or otherwise requiring to be set straight

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Missing the forest for the trees

May 05, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Indeed, China is emerging as the Duterte regime’s ultimate patron – as investor, infrastructure builder, labor and material supplier, and money lender – in a modern-day sort of colonial arrangement

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] The Marcos compromise

Apr 28, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Since Robredo and Sereno are fighting their battles in the same theater, it’s easier to detect the conspiratorial hands at work in their cases

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] ‘Tuloy ang laban!’

Apr 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Mogato is the last to be fooled. He knows that, along with his Reuters colleagues, he is a particular target for the particular crime of putting names and faces to some of those numbers and detailing the cold, sick, subhuman instincts with which Duterte's war has been prosecuted.

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] The ultimate betrayal

Apr 14, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Why should Duterte trouble himself with a minority chief justice?

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Democracy’s short Philippine life

Mar 31, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Of course, we've only had a go at it twice. But with the untold losses we've suffered with each failure, how can we afford another?

[OPINION | Newspoint] No cheap President

Feb 17, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Call him killer, dictator, womanizer, misogynist, whatever, but don't you call him thief

[OPINION | Newspoint] Duterte vs Morales: Power vs justice

Feb 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The core issue is hidden, possibly ill-gotten, wealth. It began hounding Duterte during the electoral campaign. During his presidency it has been overshadowed by other, graver, issues he can’t seem to stop provoking.

[OPINION | Newspoint] A souring plot

Jan 27, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Duterte is in a great hurry. He wants to put federalism on track, hoping to construct around it some reason, some excuse, some pretext to stop the May 2019 midterm elections.

[OPINION | Newspoint] Constitutional tyranny

Jan 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Democracy is hijacked and perverted to allow tyranny by the majority. Duterte and Congress are in it together for one conspiratorial cause.

[OPINION | Newspoint] A dangerous place

Dec 23, 2017 - 11:10 AM

The Philippines is actually one of the world's most dangerous places not just for journalists but for its very own people

[OPINION | Newspoint] Lucky and dangerous

Dec 16, 2017 - 2:30 PM

So, how far has Rodrigo Duterte taken us down the road to authoritarianism?

[OPINION | Newspoint] A mental itch

Dec 02, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Harry Roque said Duterte had only intended a revolutionary government for when the nation fell in extremis – 'kung lupaypay na' were his exact words, which only makes things worse for Duterte. For, with him in charge, who else could bring the nation to such helplessness?

[OPINION | Newspoint] A new Rody and Harry Show

Oct 28, 2017 - 3:18 PM

The two of them should make for a catchy marquee: Rody and Harry. But, in the end, it's the provocative personality each one brings to the tandem that will define their show.

NEW JOB. Known human rights lawyer Harry Roque replaces Ernesto Abella as President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesperson.

[OPINION] Newspoint | Abnormal evolution of justice

Oct 14, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Ideology is a system of political and economic thought that chooses a particular character in a particular environment in whom to incubate, and conviction is well-informed steadfastness. Simpleminded, impulsive, and stubborn, Rodrigo Duterte is just all wrong for both.

[Newspoint] A runaway train

Feb 03, 2017 - 10:00 AM

I can imagine it s not difficult for [Martin Andanar] to have felt legitimized when he was enlisted as newspaper columnist Now he s thinking of legitimizing bloggers as members of the press themselves

[Newspoint] Vox Duterti, vox Dei

Nov 04, 2016 - 1:00 PM

His epiphany makes him harder yet to categorize especially normally But we will always try – if only for our own sense of consolation and security He is after all our president

[Newspoint] The ominous knock on the door

Oct 06, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Duterte’s war on drugs is finally hitting home If fascism begins with a knock on the door we have been taken well past that We have ignored the signs and continue to ignore them

[Newspoint] Searching history for culprits

Sep 30, 2016 - 6:00 PM

As a critic of colonial patronage – and what a spiteful critic he is – Duterte himself lacks the standing

[Newspoint] Living upside down

Sep 22, 2016 - 10:28 AM

Duterte is thought new by those too young to have lived life long enough; he is thought on the other hand suitable by those who I imagine have managed to live life easily enough in the worst of times

PRESIDENT DUTERTE. Rodrigo Duterte addresses Davao bombing victims at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City on September 19. File photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/PPD