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Enemies of the government, enemies of the people By Al S. Mendoza   SEEMINGLY, the bigger problem now is not the containment of COVID-19—aren’t we there yet?—but rather, the lack of cooperation from our netizens on matters of dealing with this vicious virus. But first, what is a netizen to differentiate it with citizen? A […]

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Man of the masses speaks from the heart By Al S. Mendoza    IN his recent TV appearance addressing the Filipino people about the COVID-19 outbreak, President Duterte was in his usual down-to-earth mode. Naturally, no speech. Only words plucked out from the heart. No frills. No bombast. No showboating. Just plain Digong, your typical […]

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Corruption just won’t simply die By Al S. Mendoza   IS the “pastillas” scheme true? Is the one-TIN platform true? Is the money-laundering operation true? In these queries, the major players are the Chinese from Mainland China. What is happening? “Pastillas” is a sweet jelly-like candy (a bit similar to our bucayo delicacy given as […]

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Duterte first PHL president to defy America   By Al S. Mendoza WHEN Barack Obama was still America’s president, he criticized President Duterte’s war on drugs. That was in 2016, Obama’s last year in office. That was in 2016, Mr. Duterte’s first year at Malacanang. I distinctly remember Digong’s reaction to Barack’s barrage. “Who is […]

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