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2013 ballots in ballot boxes of 2016 elections?

(Posted Saturday October 21, 2017 23:22:58)

How can the 2016 elections even be deemed credible when ballot boxes opened were said to contain 2013 ballots and where certain areas had a zero vote for a senatorial candidate?

The undeniable Marcos factor in the Duterte presidency

(Posted Friday October 20, 2017 23:21:40)
Marcos factor in the Duterte presidency

President Duterte has been so identified as friendly to the Marcoses that his critics have painted him as Marcos incarnate. It did not help that he was vocal in his support for the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani. And it was even worse when he declared martial law in Mindanao. The political optics were conveniently painted as a President ready to honor as hero a predecessor who served as a template for his kind of rule, which to his critics is that of a tyrannical fascist.

Russia donated to the Philippines shiploads of weapons and trucks

(Posted Friday October 20, 2017 11:26:55)

Three Russian warships, including two anti-submarine vessels, docked in Manila on Friday, October 20,2017, to unload what navy officials said was weaponry and military vehicles donated to the Philippines as part of a new defense relationship.

Astonishing nationwide support for Duterte's war vs illegal drugs even with EJKs

(Posted Friday October 20, 2017 10:23:51)
Support for Duterte's war on drugs

There is massive approval for President Duterte's war against illegal drugs, a level of support that has never occurred for any other major government initiative ever. This is despite Filipinos' perception that the campaign has involved "extra-judicial killings," or executions by the police of those suspected to be involved in illegal drugs - even before they are arrested and brought before the courts.

Destabilization moves against the Duterte administration futile

(Posted Monday October 16, 2017 12:28:13)
Destabilization moves against Duterte

Even as the usual destabilizers continue to deny that they are out to overthrow President Duterte, too many indications point to their moves to oust him and clearly, ensuring that their protectors, Chief Justice (CJ) Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales stay in position with their yellow vice president, Leni Robredo getting to sit in Malaca├▒ang for at least eight years as these ouster moves against Duterte come much earlier than expected.

Gaming surveys in favor of partisan and selfish political interests

(Posted Sunday October 15, 2017 10:37:45)
Pulse Asia and SWS

It's always been a question asked by ordinary citizens. How can 1,500 respondents represent the entire country of over 100 million people, around 54 million of whom are of voting age?

Let the truth-telling about Bautista's and Smartmatic's shenanigans begin

(Posted Thursday October 12, 2017 23:02:47)
Bautista and Smartmatic
(Bautista and Smartmatic General Manager Elie Moreno answers on Thursday, May 12, 2016)

It would have been quietly resolved away from the public eye. But Congress probably forgot that it was dealing with someone who, while he claimed to be quitting his post to save his children, has not been providing financial support for them for nearly a year now.

Bautista's impeachment and his long overdue resignation

(Posted Wednesday October 11, 2017 20:21:41)
Juan Andres Bautista

Juan Andres Bautista finally resigned on Wednesday (October 11, 2017) as chairman of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), "with deep sadness" and "with much prayer and discernment."

Is pollster SWS part of Yellow propaganda?

(Posted Wednesday October 11, 2017 15:11:56)
SWS pollster

Yellow as distinguished from black propaganda is the more vicious breed of smear operations against a political figure in an ouster bid since it uses all the range of dirty tricks which includes the witting or unwitting participation of foreign governments and international organizations, including the United Nations (UN).

The punishment that Leila de Lima deserves

(Posted Tuesday October 10, 2017 21:20:22)
Leila de Li

It was Sun Tzu, the great Chinese war strategist, who said that if you wait long enough, you will see the bodies of all your enemies float down the river. This seems so apt in the case of jailed Senator Leila de Lima, who is now about to suffer the same fate of the people who crossed her when she was the all-powerful secretary of justice.

The National Endowment For Democracy, a CIA conduit, is funding anti-Duterte media outfits

(Posted Sunday October 08, 2017 23:01:31)
National Endowment For Democracy

The National Endowment For Democracy (NED), accused of being a channel for Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) propaganda and destabilization operations in Eastern Europe and elsewhere, has stepped up its funding for three local media outfits that have been publishing articles in the Internet very critical of President Duterte and his administration.

The Marcos legacy - history will be the final judge

(Posted Sunday October 08, 2017 10:54:22)
Marcos Legacy

During his first State of the Nation Address, President Ferdinand E. Marcos bared plans for the country's economic development, including an aggressive infrastructure program encompassing a nationwide network of roads and bridges, dams and power plants, hospitals and institutions, among others - infrastructure that still stand today.

Trillanes-AMLC smear campaign strategy against Binay now being used vs Duterte

(Posted Saturday October 07, 2017 10:49:37)

The claimed "illicit" relationship between Senator Antonio Trillanes and the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) has unraveled from Rody's loose lips but which is mostly the source of brutal candor.

The Yellows and Reds are the real threats to Philippine democracy

(Posted Saturday October 07, 2017 00:09:47)
The reds and the yellows

Those who are opposed to the Duterte administration have labeled the President as a fascist, a dictator and a leader who murdered his own people. They claimed that the country is heading to dictatorship with Duterte's iron-fisted rule akin to that of the Marcos dictatorship. While this characterization of Duterte is not shared by the overwhelming majority of the Filipinos, such assertion deserves a close scrutiny and debate if only to educate the proponents of such a preposterous claim.