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Today in Philippine History, May 22, 1867, Julio Nakpil was born in Quiapo, Manila

Julio Nakpil   
(Julio Nakpil, photo credit Wikipedia Commons)   
On May 22, 1867, Julio Nakpil, a Filipino composer who also fought during the Philippine revolution against Spain, was born in Quiapo, Manila. Nakpil served as a commander for revolutionary troops in the north of Manila under Andres Bonifacio.

His experience in the battlefield earned him the task of securing, purchasing and watching over the funds and weapons of the Katipunan.





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"The death of democracy" - The Yellow propaganda overdrive over Sereno ouster

"The death of democracy" - The Yellow propaganda overdrive over Sereno ouster

The Yellow cult has found a new rallying cry in the ouster of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from the Supreme Court. In the past few days since the high court ruling came out, the "dilawan" and their minions have started crawling out of the woodwork to denounce the removal of PNoy's anointed, calling it "the death knell for democracy" or a "drift towards authoritarianism" or some other doomsday forecast.




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Robredo won't confirm or deny if she is Banal's mistress, says not covered by FOI

Robredo won

Maria Leonor Robredo refuses to confirm or deny persistent reports, especially in numerous Facebook posts, that she has since 2016 been having a romantic relationship with the representative of Quezon City's third district, Jorge ("Bolet") Banal, a married man. "It's common knowledge in the third district", a well-known former politician from the area claims, "and the relationship started in the 2016 election campaign".




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Robredo's shady hold on to power now hinges on the incomplete shading of ballots

Robredo

Maria Leonora G. Robredo must be having a lot of sleepless nights. Her tenuous hold on her post may just see its days numbered, more so with the recent ouster of Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno from a post she illegally held for six years.




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Aquino's tasteless mango analogy on Sereno's removal

Aquino

The man responsible for inflicting Maria Lourdes Sereno on the entire country could only come up with the lamest and most ignorant of defenses for his dismissed and disgraced appointee. But then, that shouldn't surprise anyone who's ever observed that patronizing, faux-populist pseudo-leader from Times Street.




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Supreme Court decision on quo warranto upholds democracy

Supreme Court decision on quo warranto upholds democracy

Even without reading the 153-page ponencia of Justice Noel Tijam which effectively declared Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno as an unwarranted and illegal occupant of the post of Chief Justice, her partisans went into a feeding frenzy of expletives, gnashing their teeth, hyperventilating, practically declaring that democracy has just died.




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Sereno is gone, Morales to retire in July, who else is there to protect Aquino

Sereno is gone, Morales to retire in July, who else is there to protect Aquino

If the ouster of Maria Lourdes Sereno as chief justice by her own peers in the Supreme Court should teach us anything, it's that the best-laid plans to protect presidents after they leave office can be for nothing. Oh, and that ordinary words like "may" can be terribly, terribly important sometimes.




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Supreme Court ruled, immediately executory, to remove Chief Justice Sereno

Supreme Court ruled, immediately executory, to remove Chief Justice Sereno

The Supreme Court en banc has removed its Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from her post after it granted the quo warranto petition filed against her that questioned the validity of her appointment.




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Majority of the Supreme Court justices is soon to remove Sereno

Majority of the Supreme Court justices is soon to remove Sereno

The Supreme Court (SC) is poised to oust Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno as majority of the justices had decided to grant the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida seeking the removal of the chief magistrate, sources said Sunday.




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Robredo and her supporters in the Liberal Party should be panicking already

Robredo and her supporters in the Liberal Party should be panicking already

The amazing thing is not that Leni Robredo has shed a reported 21,000 votes so far in the ongoing recount being conducted by the Supreme Court sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal. What's truly mind-boggling is that the reduction in Robredo's votes was recorded at all, given all the strange things that have happened to the ballots being recounted in her home province of Camarines Sur.




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Humans were in Luzon hundreds of thousands of years before previously thought

Humans were in Luzon hundreds of thousands of years before previously thought

About 709,000 years ago, someone butchered a rhinoceros using stone tools on the Philippine island of Luzon. That may not seem remarkable - except that humans weren't supposed to be in the Philippines so long ago.




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Reasons why Duterte should just tell the Kuwaitis to go to hell

Reasons why Duterte should just tell the Kuwaitis to go to hell

Three years ago, another mayor-who-became-president, Indonesia's Joko Widodo in effect told the Kuwaitis—as well as the people of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and 14 other Muslim countries—just that when he banned Indonesians from working in these countries as domestic help.




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Leni Robredo's mission impossible in Camarines Sur and beyond

Leni Robredo

Harry Robbins Haldeman (better known as "H.R. Haldeman") uttered this immortal and funny truism during the hearings before the "Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities of the United States Senate: Watergate and Related Activities" in 1973.




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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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