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Facebook has removed all content of TNP Media and 219 other pages managed by Twinmark Media Enterprises Inc.
Facebook has banned digital marketing group Twinmark Media Enterprises Inc. and all its subsidiaries from its platform.The social networking company announced that among the pages it has removed are "Filipino Channel Online" (10.4 million followers), "Gorgeous Me" (5.7 million followers), "Unhappy" (4.9 million followers), ...
 
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Who are entitled to the telecommuting program? Are there differences in pay? When can we start?
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law Republic Act 11165, also known as “An Act Institutionalizing Telecommuting as an Alternative Work Arrangement for Employees in the Private Sector.” The bill was authored by Senator Joel Villanueva.Aside from promoting a healthy work-life balance ...
 
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The draft federal Constitution proposes a lot of changes that have nothing to do with federalism.
The proposed federal constitution that was passed on third and final reading by the House of Representatives earlier this week has been called various names, ranging from “fake federalism” to a “disaster to democracy.”Critics cannot be blamed. As former Chief Justice Reynato Puno said ...
 
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The lower house approved the proposed charter change on third and final reading on December 11.
The House of Representatives passed on third and final reading a proposal that seeks to amend the 1987 Constitution for the creation of a federal government. Resolution of Both Houses (RBH) 15, authored no less than by House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, ...
 
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In the wake of Solita Monsod's controversial column, let's parse what it means to talk about racism, nationalism, and being "Chinese," "Tsinoy," or "Filipino."
Teresita Ang See recently responded to Winnie Monsod's anti-Chinese and anti-Tsinoy ramblings with this piece. I agree with much of it. But I it find very interesting that while "Tsinoy" is seen as hybrid and complex in its identifications, "Filipino" identity here, ...
 
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Caroline S. Hau continues the hot debate about Chinese-Filipinos and their place in Philippine society.
Solita Monsod has seen fit to respond to my critique of her Inquirer article “Why Filipinos Distrust China” with yet another article, which essentially regurgitates her assertions without really addressing the points I raise about her basing her generalizations on her personal experience. Like I said, her ...
 
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Teresita Ang-See outlines why Winnie Monsod is misguided in her column about Tsinoys.
My friends, Tsinoys and native Filipinos alike, have been calling my attention to the deluge of negative comments about the influx of Chinese nationals, especially from the mainland and other issues. They worry that the negativity may spill over to include Chinese ...
 
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Let us take a moment to mourn the death of civil discourse and friendly disagreement, especially when it comes to family members.
Politics was never a four-letter word in our family. I was raised by parents who exposed me to their political leanings and philosophies, and encouraged me to participate in political debate.My family stood by my five-year-old self in April 1978, when we ...
 
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Dr. Caroline S. Hau, author of "The Chinese Question," responds to Solita Monsod's controversial column in the Inquirer.
In her Inquirer article, Solita "Mareng Winnie" Monsod makes the same mistake as F. Sionil Jose of conflating "Chinese people" with "Chinese government," and worse, conflating "Chinese people" with "Chinese in the Philippines," which is further subdivided into three categories: Filipinos of Chinese ancestry who ...
 
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To begin Esquire's series of interviews with candidates seeking posts in 2019, we speak to Samira Gutoc, a hijab-wearing Muslim who is running for the Senate in the hopes of bringing the 20-year absence of a Muslim legislator from the Upper Chamber to an end.
Last year, during a special session of Congress on the matter of martial law in Mindanao, Samira Gutoc spoke as one of the survivors of the Battle of Marawi. Gutoc asked the government to lift martial law in Mindanao, and asked the ...
 
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Choose your fighter: Cayetano, Aquino, Sotto, Ejercito?
With campaign season for the May 2019 midterm elections almost upon us, the topic of political dynasties is on every Filipino voter's mind. And if it isn't, it should be: Though the Constitution says that "The State shall guarantee equal access to ...
 
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Somebody is out there with the receipts.
In what should be a surprise but isn't, Imee Marcos—eldest daughter of world-record holder Ferdinand Marcos and fine jewelry collector Imelda Marcos—filed her certificate of candidacy for the 2019 elections earlier this week, eyeing a seat in the Senate. After Imee Marcos and other senatoriables filed their certificates of candidacy, the ...
 
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Woke Twitter went in.
As it usually is with the regular churn of political controversy on social media, it started with a public accusation, and then got real messy, real fast.Over the past few days, one subject of such controversy has been Angkas, a Filipino motorcycle ride-sharing app. As a ...
 
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Let's revisit this 2016 interview to remember his special relationship with the president.
Two days ago, President Rodrigo Duterte announced his consideration of Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo for the position of Press Secretary. The post was originally intended for the current Presidential Spokesperson, Harry Roque, who is now mulling over a bid for the Senate."Tutal, tiga-announce man lang 'yan ...
 
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Thorn of presidents and street-smart parliamentarian, Joker Arroyo looks back at a career as a human rights lawyer turned accidental politician.
Joker Arroyo professes no interest in penning his autobiography. Memoirs, to him, are just an attempt to revise history. His colleagues in politics may disagree, but then, Joker Arroyo would have little interest in reading what their memoirs might have to say ...
 
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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque was a lawyer, a law professor, and a member of Congress before he took a position at Malacañang. Here is what he's learned throughout his career, much of which is spent blinking in the spotlight.
People think you just show up at the rostrum and speak, people don’t know the amount of preparation needed. As soon as I show up at the office, I read all the newspapers that we have. I get two briefings, one is ...
 
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A rundown of her greatest hits as a government official.
Mocha Uson has stepped down from her post as Assistant Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, and while it's naturally been a cause for celebration, naturally, but also a cause for alarm. As observers have pointed out, Uson's resignation allowed her a graceful exit ...
 
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Robin Padilla and Mon Tulfo might even make it. But Mocha would not.
Following PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson's surprise resignation from her position, citizens were quick to speculate that this was done to clear her plate for a stab at a senatorial bid. Uson herself has admitted that she was "open" to the idea, ...
 
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Hallelujah! Right?
Following a string of controversies that called into question her already-questionable qualifications, Mocha Uson has announced her resignation from the post of Presidential Communications Operations Office Assistant Secretary at a Senate hearing today.A little under a week ago, PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar ...
 
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And a quick look at how he got to Congress.
If it were a celebrity who had landed in the news so many times over the past few weeks, we'd have called it a meltdown, in the style of 2007 Britney Spears or 2014 Shia LeBouef. But instead we have politicians and—whatever ...
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