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Kamala
by Alex Magno - July 25, 2024 - 12:00am
Whoever said a week is a long time in politics is old-fashioned. With modern communications technology, a day could be a long time in politics – as Donald Trump and his cohorts are finding out.
Momentous
by Alex Magno - July 23, 2024 - 12:00am
There are historical moments that enable leaders, should they choose correctly, to rise from mere politician to statesmen.
Reinvention
by Alex Magno - July 20, 2024 - 12:00am
The President, according to his press office, carved out time to work on next Monday’s State of the Nation Address (SONA). That will be hard work.
Chronic
by Alex Magno - July 18, 2024 - 12:00am
The opinion polls are telling us that a vast majority of Filipinos see high inflation as a priority concern.
Vicious
by Alex Magno - July 16, 2024 - 12:00am
American politics has been careening towards the abyss of political violence. The attempted assassination on candidate Donald Trump underscores this.
Failed
by Alex Magno - July 13, 2024 - 12:00am
The Northern Davao Electric Cooperative (Nordeco) promised to install a submarine cable to stabilize power supply in the Samal Island by June 30, 2024. We are half a month past that self-imposed deadline and no cable...
Trash
by Alex Magno - July 11, 2024 - 12:00am
Mark Twain said that the only certainties in life are death and taxes. One might add trash.
Gridlocked
by Alex Magno - July 9, 2024 - 12:00am
Just a week ago, after the first round of France’s two-stage parliamentary elections, it seemed inevitable that the far-right National Rally party would take control of the country’s 577-seat National...
Leftwards
by Alex Magno - July 6, 2024 - 12:00am
Get used to the name Keir Starmer.
Indebted
by Alex Magno - July 4, 2024 - 12:00am
The Marcos administration is just about ready to submit to Congress its proposed national budget for 2025.
Resistance
by Alex Magno - July 2, 2024 - 12:00am
The controversial divorce bill, tabled for decades, finally passed the House of Representatives.
Refresh
by Alex Magno - June 29, 2024 - 12:00am
There was so much riding on that debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
Calamity
by Alex Magno - June 27, 2024 - 12:00am
A state of calamity might need to be declared for our educational system. All the signals point to that.
Constituencies
by Alex Magno - June 25, 2024 - 12:00am
Nationalism is one of the most powerful forces driving politics. It is a sentiment constantly reinforced by the state through rituals and symbols to legitimize itself.
Dreadful
by Alex Magno - June 22, 2024 - 12:00am
If there ever was an award for The World’s Worst Regulator, our Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) would be a strong contender.
Escalation
by Alex Magno - June 20, 2024 - 12:00am
In this last skirmish, China Coast Guard vessels did not just hose down Philippine boats en route to delivering supplies to the Philippine Marines outpost aboard the BRP Sierra Madre.
Stagflation
by Alex Magno - June 18, 2024 - 12:00am
Presidential candidate and convicted felon Donald Trump promised to raise tariffs to pave the way for the elimination of all income taxes. The proposal was universally condemned by America’s most respected...
Implosion
by Alex Magno - June 15, 2024 - 12:00am
The commercial and financial sanctions imposed by the US-led alliance on Russia is finally starting to bite.
Messy
by Alex Magno - June 13, 2024 - 12:00am
There is such a thing as execution risk.
Rightwards
by Alex Magno - June 11, 2024 - 12:00am
The results of EU-wide elections for the European Parliament came as no surprise. Domestic elections had indicated a strong shift in voter preference for rightwing parties.
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