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He may not have the endorsement from major parties, but Dr. Willie Ong's advantage is more unique: over 10 million online followers.
What I first noticed when we arrived at Dr. Willie Ong’s home for the Esquire Philippines interview were not his cabinets filled with rows and rows of medical and resource books. Rather, it was a small, framed, triangle-shaped plaque on the wall. ...
 
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For the residents of Lupang Ramos in Dasmariñas, Cavite, 372 hectares of agricultural land hold 30 years of struggle for agrarian reform.
The side road leading off Governor’s Drive in Dasmariñas, Cavite is lined with streamers with messages such as “Tunay na Reporma sa Lupa, Ipaglaban” and “Activism is not Terrorism.” At its entrance is a makeshift barrier made out of bamboo, some rope, ...
 
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The number of Filipina politicians has risen, but they still remain a minority group.
Good news: More Filipinas are becoming involved in public service. The not-so-good news: They still make up just one-fifth of the government.From business to politics, it’s true that women’s representation is growing in various fields. On the latest World’s Billionaires List by ...
 
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For every shade of acceptance or outright cynicism, there is a shine of hope and optimism in the eyes of senatorial candidate Serge Osmeña.
Serge Osmeña lost the 2016 senatorial elections by a shakeup in the last mile before the polls, but he comes ready with a document that summarizes how and when he gleans he was cheated. The document shows the results of an SWS ...
 
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She didn’t graduate from the U.P. College of Law, either.
Ilocos Norte governor and current senatorial candidate Imee Marcos never received a degree from Princeton University, says the university's student paper, contrary to the information provided in her biography and official Facebook profile. The Daily Princetonian, the school’s official student publication and one ...
 
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The NBI’s theory of “continuing publication” should warn us about the cybercrime act's overreach.
As a young writer and lawyer, my sympathies lie with Rappler’s Maria Ressa and this latest assault to press freedom. In the wake of her arrest for a crime she could not have committed—this time, libel under the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 ...
 
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Continuing the principled politics of his grandfather and father, Erin Tañada makes a case for updating endo laws, encouraging the return to agriculture, and learning from the youth, who, he says, are the catalysts for shaping politics.
Lorenzo “Erin” Tañada III, though from a family of politicians, hardly fits the stereotype. During our Esquire interview at his childhood home, the only people around are his wife, Ria, his parents, his son, and a nephew. No other staffers or assistants.This ...
 
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Before you cast your votes, let’s hash a few things out.
Dear Senate,How are you guys doing? These past few days are hectic, I’m sure, what will all the national issues popping up left, right, and center. But what’s a day in the Duterte administration without something new happening, right?I hear you guys ...
 
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These are the remaining six national parties that are currently represented in the 17th Congress of the Philippines.
In our first story on the different political parties in the Philippines, we only included the nine major political parties recognized by the Comelec for the 2016 national elections.To provide more insight about the politicians we have today, as well as the ...
 
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Running for another term in the senate, Bam Aquino, one of the most prolific lawmakers in the country, hopes to continue his work of opening more doors for Filipino families.
Inside his office, Senator Bam Aquino stands in front of a portrait of his Tito Ninoy Aquino—it’s his favorite one. It was a photo taken of the late senator in August 1973, during his trial, when he was sentenced to death by ...
 
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Police data shows the number has significantly gone down since 2016.
The House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill 8858, which lowers the age of criminal liability from 15 to just 12 years old, on Monday, January 28.Under the bill, minors aged 12 to 17 years old who commit serious ...
 
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These are the 9 major political parties in the country, and the senatorial candidates they endorse.
The midterm elections are fast approaching.In order to make an informed decision, it is important to take a good look at what the candidates are promising their constituents, as well as the principles they hold.Most of our candidates run under a political ...
 
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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 ...