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Today in Philippine History, January 24, 1917, General Quintin Salas died

   General Quintin Salas
On January 24, 1917, the country lost one of its heroes with the death of General Quintin Salas who was acknowledged for his valor during the Visayan revolution against Spain and was among the last officers to surrender to the Americans.

Born on October 31, 1870 in Dumangas, Iloilo province, he was the town mayor or "Capitan Municipal" there when the revolution broke out in August 1896.





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Cory Aquino sought UK asylum amid EDSA - Newly declassified documents

Cory Aquino sought UK asylum amid EDSA - Newly declassified documents

Then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher granted Corazon Aquino's request for asylum at the height of the uprising that swept her to power in the Philippines, according to newly declassified files released on Tuesday, December 21, 2019.




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Jose Rizal was the personification of the term "brain and brawn"

Jose Rizal was the personification of the term "brain and brawn"

He was a doctor, a novelist, a poet, a sculptor, a painter and a lothario. He was also a swordsman, deadly with both rapier and arnis sticks; a highly regarded pistol marksman; a body builder with experience in wrestling and judo; a freedom fighter and a wanted man.




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Like mother, like son: The Aquinos' wrath and vengeance

Like mother, like son: The Aquinos

Perhaps the destructive DNA gene is passed through mother's milk as an infant is weaned. Fast forward into that infant's unfortunate adulthood and consider that maybe the difficulty to maintain meaningful relationships among those afflicted with developmental disorders degenerates into the lack of empathy on one end, and to fill in the void, from a totally different area in the brain, vengeance rushes in and consumes an un-functioning area on the other end.




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Why do we trust the US and distrust China? Answer: We still haven't shaken off our colonial mentality

Why do we trust the US and distrust China? Answer: We still haven

Most Filipinos still think that our umbilical cord is still tied to Uncle Sam 73 years after we were given back our independence by the United States on July 4, 1946.




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The attacks on Philippine sovereignty; U2/Bono should have known better

The attacks on Philippine sovereignty; U2/Bono should have known better

Maria Ressa's face blasted on the wide LED screen of U2's "The Joshua Tree" concert in Manila — the ultimate downer in what was nearly a perfect night, aside from the two-hour traffic to get in, and the two-hour traffic to get out, of the Philippine Arena complex. What should have been shown on the screen is the police mug shot of Ressa while the band played "Sunday Bloody Sunday."




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Robredo proved accepting ICAD post was just to look for ammunition against the President

Robredo proved accepting ICAD post was just to look for ammunition against the President

The universal alliance of the discredited detractors had given its verdict that President Rody Duterte greatly underestimated Vice President Leni Robredo's capability, which was the reason for her to be unceremoniously booted out of as head of the anti-drugs campaign.




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Robredo fired for her lack of programs and vision for the ICAD

Robredo fired for her lack of programs and vision for the ICAD

President Rodrigo Duterte has fired Leonor Robredo as co-chairman of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD), Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo told The Manila Times on Sunday.




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No logical excuse to justify demand for de Lima's release

No logical excuse to justify demand for de Lima

President Rodrigo Duterte appears to be in his best element when all of his enemies are ranged against him such as when the collective yellow mob signed a manifesto indicating indignation over the continued detention of Leila de Lima.




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Robredo blows her chance, signs manifesto demanding de Lima's release

Robredo blows her chance, signs manifesto demanding de Lima

Not having seen eye-to-eye with President Duterte Duterte yet after she accepted the offer as co-chairman of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Drugs (ICAD), Vice President Leni Robredo is already getting under his skin.




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HR groups turned a blind eye or obfuscated rights violations in favor of Cory Aquino

HR groups turned a blind eye or obfuscated rights violations in favor of Cory Aquino

This time, the Yellows are repeatedly lambasting the Duterte administration for the series of arrests by the police and military of Communist insurgents in Negros and elsewhere in the countryside and urban centers, the same way they cleverly subjected the Marcos regime for its unfounded human-rights violations in a relentless effort to divert public attention.




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Robredo appointed to a position that does not exist?

Robredo appointed to a position that does not exist?

President Duterte's appointment of the unoccupied Vice President Leonor Robredo as vice chairman of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) was certainly unexpected. Just as unexpected was Robredo's near-immediate acceptance of the appointment.




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Accounts of the "witnesses" of the supposed Malisbong massacre

Accounts of the "witnesses" of the supposed Malisbong massacre

The colossal hoax contrived in 1974 by the insurgent Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) of an alleged massacre of 1,500 Muslims in a barangay called Malisbong in Sultan Kudarat province, was intended to rouse to anger Muslim Arab leaders, especially the fiery Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, so they would support, with their newfound oil wealth, the fledgling Moro insurgency.




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Like the Jabidah Massacre, the Malisbong massacre during martial law is a hoax

Like the Jabidah Massacre, the Malisbong massacre during martial law is a hoax

Every September in the past few years when martial law again becomes a topic of debate, the purported massacre of some "1,500 Muslims and over a thousand women raped" in Malisbong village in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat in September 1974 by a Philippine Army battalion is presented as evidence that Marcos' strongman regime was a ruthless, bloody era.




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How long will we endure the flawed 1987 Aquino Constitution?

How long will we endure the flawed 1987 Aquino Constitution?

Thirty two years ago, President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino, whose government had been frequently associated with "miracles", invoked the powers of a rebel government, abolished the 1973 Constitution, scrapped the Batasang Pambansa (Parliament), the Supreme Court, local government units, and the civil and military services.




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Drug Czarina Robredo would have the chance to prove that the yellow method is better

Drug Czarina Robredo would have the chance to prove that the yellow method is better

The usual detractors of President Duterte are latching on the supposed insincerity of the offer for Vice President Leni Robredo to take over the anti-narcotics campaign as they push a list of demands such as having it in writing and guaranteeing that it will be until 2022.





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