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(Significant daily events in ancient and recent Filipino history)

Today in Philippine History, February 17, 1897, the Battle of Zapote Bridge took place

Today in Philippine History, February 17, 1897, the Battle of Zapote Bridge took place

On February 17, 1897, the Battle of Zapote Bridge between the Spanish forces and the Filipino revolutionaries led by General Emilio Aguinaldo took place.





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The 9 loves of Dr. Jose Rizal

The 9 loves of Dr. Jose Rizal

There are nine women on record that Rizal was in relationship with. It's not to say that all those relationships were serious, but he did pursue when he wanted to pursue, cared, at least, and displayed his attentiveness and charm unapologetically.




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The Solicitor General's strategic quo warranto petition

The Solicitor General

Last week, Solicitor General Jose Calida filed a petition for quo warranto in the Supreme Court (SC), seeking the cancellation of the existing legislative franchise of the ABS-CBN broadcasting network. Calida argues that the cancellation is warranted because ABS-CBN violated the terms of its franchise. If not renewed by Congress, that franchise expires on 30 March 2020.




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How the "First Quarter Storm" propelled the communist insurgency

How the "First Quarter Storm" propelled the communist insurgency

January 26, was the 50th anniversary of the so-called "First Quarter Storm" (FQS), the huge anti-government youth demonstrations in the first three months of 1970 when a significant sector of the Filipino youth found meaning in their lives fighting for a cause — the Revolution — much larger than their little selves.




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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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