The silly season has long begun

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But let’s stop to think if we can change our politics By Raïssa Robles The silly season has long begun. I am referring to the period when politicians put up political parties, form coalitions and float names of national candidates. I used to be very much a part of this silly season, rushing around trying to scoop the rest of […]

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Robredo’s last entry in his blog was about visiting President Cory’s wake

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Exclusive By Raïssa Robles When former President Corazon Aquino died three years ago, a grief-stricken Jesse Robredo wrote in his blog: Bakit nga naman ngayon na muling nababalot sa krisis ang Pilipinas lumisan na siya? Hindi pa tapos ang laban ni Ninoy. Hindi pa tapos ang laban ni Cory. *** Hindi lamang demokrasya bilang isang paraan ng pamamahala, kung hindi […]

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Ninoy Aquino’s death van

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“I have decided to challenge death. I do not believe I’m sinning against my creator because in the end, I am not really my own executioner. By my example, I hope I can inspire two others. Like the dominoes, one has to fall to create the chain reaction.” - Ninoy   Twenty-nine years ago, one stubborn man did the unexpected. […]

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Why so many are praying for Jesse Robredo

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By Raïssa Robles My heart is full. My mind says no. While we all wait, I’d like to share with you two of the articles I have written on Local Governments Secretary Jesse Robredo. The third one, I have not been able to reconstruct since it went down with my site last year. The two articles will explain why Robredo […]

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Will President Aquino now fulfill his father’s promise on Hacienda Luisita?

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My exclusive By Raïssa Robles Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay presented an interesting proposition to one of his godsons. Magsaysay had heard that the Spanish owners of Compañía General de Tabacos de Filipinasa or Tabacalera wanted to sell off their remaining asset in Tarlac – the sugar estate Hacienda Luisita which consisted of a sugar mill called the Central Azucarera de […]

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My latest Mayor Sara Duterte story provokes a death threat

  By Raïssa Robles I received a death threat minutes after I posted my latest story on Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and her father, Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. The commentator is named mac miller and he or she said: fuck you ! naninira ka ah ! potang ina mo dapat sayo pinapatay ! kaya pala maraming pinapatay na media […]

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Please Mayor Sara Duterte, break out of your daddy’s outmoded feudal ways

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  By Raïssa Robles Yesterday I received comments from two people who claimed to be “Mayor Rodrigo Duterte” and “sara duterte”. The alleged “Mayor Duterte” was quite foul-mouthed. (See comments to my story Defending daughter Sara, Vice-Mayor Duterte unmasks true face of warlordism.) While the alleged “sara” was quite composed and pointed me to a Sunstar article in answer to […]

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Defending daughter Sara, Vice-Mayor Duterte unmasks true face of warlordism

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By Raïssa Robles An ABS-CBN-ANC  TV video has surfaced, revealing a disturbing scene. After Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte punched the Sheriff during a violent squatter demolition, the Sheriff slunk away as fast as he could but Mayor Sara’s bodyguards hauled him back and pushed his head down while Mayor Sara pulled the Sheriff’s hair. See below my series of […]

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