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Today in Philippine History, April 27, 1887, Toribio Teodoro was born in Matang Tubig, Caloocan

   Toribio Teodoro
   Commemorative stamp issued in April 27, 1988 bearing the likeness of Toribio Teodoro.
On April 27, 1887, Toribio Teodoro, an inspiring example of Filipino initiative and enterprise, a wage earner-turned-millionaire, was born in barrio Matang Tubig, Caloocan (present day Grace Park in Caloocan city, Metro Manila) to poor parents from Tondo named Julian Teodoro and Apolinaria del Mundo.

Barely 12-years-old but eager to help his parents eke out a living, Teodoro began working in El Oriente, a cigar factory, earning a weekly salary of 80 centavos. Full of ambition, industrious, and determined to improve his lot in life, he gave up his initial job to start a business enterprise with his friend, Juan Katindig.





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Let us take back fact-checking from Maria Ressa's distorted yellow journalism

Let us take back fact-checking from Maria Ressa

They say that truth is non-negotiable, and that facts are absolute and uncontestable.




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De Lima's bizarre award confirms Western media on an all-out campaign against Duterte

De Lima

If you didn't notice, even the Liberal Party and other Yellow leaders didn't profusely congratulate the jailed Sen. Leila de Lima for her inclusion by Fortune magazine in its 2018 list of "50 World's Greatest Leaders".




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The Leni Robredo fraud

The Leni Robredo fraud

Wet ballots, according to Romulo Macalintal, the lawyer of Leni Robredo, whose election is being challenged by Senator Bongbong Marcos who lost the vice-presidential election in 2016, is a normal occurrence. He wants us to believe that rain water is like a missile with a homing device that selectively penetrates the roofs of storage facilities and conveniently finds its target in water-proofed ballot boxes, not all but only those that have suspicious undervotes or excess ballots.




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Robredo's votes exceeded the number of voters who voted in Camarines Sur towns

Robredo

Emotions ran high Tuesday, April 17, 2018 when revisors from both the camps of former Senator Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo clashed over the move of her revisors to claim the excess ballots shaded for Robredo, despite the fact that her votes had exceeded the number of votes cast.




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Recount of ballots of 5 Camarines Sur towns substantially reduced Robredo's lead

Recount of ballots of 5 Camarines Sur towns substantially reduced Robredo

Substantial changes in the official figures in the vice presidential recount have been reported in the ongoing recount of votes at the Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET).




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The commercialized and politicized Philippine Catholic Church

The commercialized and politicized Philippine Catholic Church

Just recently, I exposed the increasing commercialization of the Roman Catholic Church. This view was confirmed last month when Father Jose C. Galoy, the parish priest of Santuario de San Antonio church at the wealthy enclave of Forbes Park in Makati, had to recall his plan to impose "annual accreditation fees" on all suppliers, coordinators, florists, musicians, photographers and videographers covering all weddings at the high-end church.




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It's game over for Sereno; Tijam draft ponencia wants her out

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After oral arguments, justices of the Supreme Court are set to deliver the final verdict on their boss, embattled Chief Justice on leave Maria Lourdes Sereno.




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Trillanes is a menace to the country, a personification of all that's wrong with the Senate

Trillanes is a menace to the country, a personification of all that

He is the personification of all that's wrong with the Senate. And his name is Senator Antonio Trillanes 4th.




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Ben Ulo, the murder of Manuel Monroy - fued between Claro M. Recto and Oscar Castelo

Ben Ulo, the murder of Manuel Monroy - fued between Claro M. Recto and Oscar Castelo

(This is the factual background of G.R. No. L-10774, May 30, 1964, an appeal from the decision of the Court of First Instance of Rizal in its Criminal Case No. 3023, finding appellants Oscar Castelo, Bienvenido Mendoza alias Ben Ulo, Jose de Jesus y Lingat alias Peping, Hipolito Bonifacio y de Guzman alias Pol, Domingo Gonzales y Salvacion alias Doming & Jockey Salvacion, Felix Miray y Gutierrez alias Pile, Pedro Enriquez alias Pedring Pasig alias Busog, and Augusta Melencio alias August, guilty of murder.)




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Wet ballots on first day of recount indicators of fraud - Bongbong

Wet ballots on first day of recount indicators of fraud - Bongbong

Wet and distorted ballots were found inside a ballot box on the first day of the recount or revision of ballots in connection with the electoral protest filed by former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. against Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo.




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Manual recount of 2016 VP votes will start on April 2, first ever under the 1987 Constitution

Manual recount of 2016 VP votes will start on April 2, first ever under the 1987 Constitution

The Supreme Court, acting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), is ready to proceed next week with the recount of votes purportedly to finally determine who between former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Vice President Leni Robredo actually won the vice presidential race in 2016 elections.




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Stalwarts of the Yellow Cult were the marterminds of the pork barrel scam not Janet Napoles

Stalwarts of the Yellow Cult were the marterminds of the pork barrel scam not Janet Napoles

C'mon, do you really think that Janet Napoles, who grew up in Basilan and didn't reach college, who was never in government, was the mastermind of the P10-billion pork barrel scam, which required a deep and detailed knowledge of how Congress really works and how to go around government's labyrinthine bureaucratic processes?




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Jabidah "massacre" was the Yellows' first big fake news, it also cost us Sabah

Jabidah "massacre" was the Yellows

The so-called Jabidah "massacre" of March 1968 - about which an ignorant writer in another newspaper complained why there was no commemoration yesterday, March 18, 2018, on its 50th anniversary - was the Yellow Cult's first colossal fake news.




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People yearn for deregulated times, more orderly rule of Marcos

People yearn for deregulated times, more orderly rule of Marcos

When President Ferdinand E. Marcos sounded the alarm bells over the communist threat after the Plaza Miranda bombing of August 21, 1971, and the landing in Isabela province of automatic rifles and other war materiel smuggled from Red China in July 1972, his critics discredited him, saying that he was merely fabricating excuses to turn the country into a garrison state.




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Duterte's critics are a combination of outdated ideologues, bigots, misinformed useful idiots of the Yellow agenda

Duterte

President Duterte's approval ratings in The Philippines remain incredibly high, both by the standards of his contemporaries and by international standards. His continued popularity in his country, demonstrates that Filipinos know something that many overseas have not yet been able to grasp. As of December 2017, President Duterte had an approval rating of 80%. An additional survey found that of the four most recent Philippine Presidents, Duterte was rated the most trusted. By contrast, Donald Trump's approval rating among Americans as of March 2018 stands at 42%, his highest since taking office. In recent European surveys, Britain's Prime Minister received an approval rating of 27% while the French President's approval rating was 28% and Germany's veteran Chancellor Angela Merkel came in with a 39% approval rating.





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