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‘I’m inutile… and I cannot do anything’ By Al S. Mendoza   FOREIGN policy has always been a tricky, if not bothersome, business for any sitting president of the republic. President Duterte is no exception. At the outset of his administration following his landslide victory in 2016, Mr. Duterte has immediately admitted that foreign affairs […]

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My SONA By Al S. Mendoza   THIS is my own State of Nothing Address (SONA). Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. What’s for dinner? Let Valentin Dakuykoy, my legman forever, provide the answer. And his answer would be inabraw, dinengdeng and pakbet. What’s going to wash them down? Megan Gana, my work-from-home secretary, would surely […]

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Jeepneys must return to restore normalcy By Al S. Mendoza   OUR jeepney drivers are up in arms.  Just right. They’ve gone virtually hungry since the pandemic hit the world in March. With driving as their only means of livelihood forcibly stripped away, they are desperate.  Devastated. When hunger pangs attack, laws don’t matter.  Chaos, anarchy even, might […]

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How much is life today in America? By Al S. Mendoza   RACIAL discrimination it is called. America’s white being innately superior over the black in virtually every aspect of life. It’s been a deadly thingamajig since time immemorial. Ugly.  But it’s like the pesky fly in summer: It just persists in showing up without notice. […]

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Human pestilence as horribly harmful as Covid-19 By Al S. Mendoza   GOVERNMENT and governed must work hand in hand in the name of success. Said in another way, leaders and followers are engines of progress if harnessed properly. This should be the mode amid the current crisis. Who compose government? Basically, they are the […]

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Political vendetta hounding ABS-CBN case? By Al S. Mendoza   TOMORROW, June 1, God willing, the hearing on the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN resumes in Congress. The element of uncertainty has become imminent after initial discussions on the issue had unfolded. Uncertain on how long the hearing will last because of two major reasons: First, […]

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