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It might be worth much more than P1,000.
UPDATE (30 September 2020): The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas replied to Esquire Philippines' query and said the image on Wikipedia is not legal tender. "Upon verification by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the 1000-Piso banknote with the alleged misspelled middle name of ...
Or, rather, how to troll with the homies by Carlos Celdran
This article originally appeared in the August 2016 issue of Esquire Philippines.I’m probably the most hated online personality to date.It started with the super-riveting Philippine elections in 2016, after I coined the word “Dutertard” to describe the “lazy” and “delusional” followers of ...
Leni Robredo, the duly elected Vice President of the Philippines, amid the sound and the fury.
Perhaps for the first time in living memory, we have a Vice President who is more than a ceremonial figure. We should be paying attention to Leni Robredo. Here's an excerpt of our profile on her, the full version of which is ...
Why American politics is making us go, "What's the big deal?"
During the second United States presidential debate, Donald Trump sent political analysts and scholars into apoplectic fits and hand-wringing when he threatened to jail his political opponent, Secretary Hillary Clinton—a threat he has since repeated a number of times.At the heart of ...
Assessing the Duterte administration and the Disruptor-in-Chief.
Now that we are formally one hundred days into the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, it has become apparent that he has been taking on a new role: Disruptor-in-Chief (thanks to Ms. Shawn Yao for pointing this out). Frankly, our status quo did need disruption and, ...
What they've revealed about us as a nation.
The most popular president in living memory has just passed his first milestone. What the first three months has revealed about Duterte as a leader, and about us as a nation, is truly frightening.* * *How long must we go on being ...
Words have consequences, especially when you're the head of state.
This article was originally published on the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility blog, In Medias Res. It is reposted here with permission from author Melinda Quintos de Jesus.The brouhaha over President Rodrigo Duterte’s reference to Hitler’s Holocaust is not the first in ...
The Presidential Legal Counsel, on his deep connection with Duterte, the abolition of Congress, Marcos, the war on drugs, the West PH Sea, his "hopeless cases."
As Rodrigo Duterte’s explainer and defender of bank accounts, Atty. Salvador Panelo was one of the more visible supporting cast members during the election campaign season. Now as Presidential Legal Counsel, Panelo talks (and sings) to Audrey N. Carpio and Miguel Escobar about ...
In March 2015, we asked the then-Mayor of Davao City what he would do if he were President.
Editor's note: Back in March 2015, eight months before the then-Mayor of Davao City announced his bid for the presidency, Esquire Philippines published an in-depth interview that covered, among others: the Davao Death Squad and allegations of extrajudicial killings; his stand on the ...
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