Kusug keeps alliance with PDP-Laban

LOCAL political party Kugi Uswag Sugbo (Kusug) will continue to uphold its alliance with the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), and it will cast its lot with the faction that is behind President Rodrigo Duterte’s candidacy for Vice President in the 2022 elections. This was confirmed Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, by Kusug president Raymond […]

Wenceslao: Gold medal

HOW would Malacañang deal with Hidilyn Diaz, the Air Force personnel who has given the country its first ever Olympic gold medal? In 2019, then presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo showed a piece of cartolina containing a diagram of the personalities said to be conspiring to oust President Duterte. Among the names were those of Diaz […]

Cabaero: Duterte’s second dose

It turned out that President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to receive his second dose of the Sinopharm vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). This clarification was made by Presidential Security Group (PSG) chief Jesus Durante III four hours after his initial statements over government television Friday, June 25, 2021, that Duterte already got his second […]

Wenceslao: Race continues

It’s good that Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has expressed a willingness to listen to the officials of the Inter-Agency Task Force or IATF regarding the imposed protocols especially in the airport to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country. The governor knows we still are in a race considering the low number of vaccinated […]

Wenceslao: Duterte magic or bitter pill?

The coming elections have brought about renewed attacks, especially in social media, of liberal democracy represented by 1Sambayan leaders, against rightist forces led by the the Duterte-Marcos alliance. This shows that the next presidential elections would be a rematch of the forces that were ranged against each other in 2016. The 1Sambayan has started planning […]

Wenceslao: Change is coming

That President Rodrigo Duterte only has harsh words against former Supreme Court chief justice Antonio Carpio and top diplomats of the administration of former President Noynoy Aquino on the issue of Chinese ships’ incursions into the West Philippine Sea only shows that the current dispensation recognizes this as a major issue in the coming elections. […]

Duterte vetoes tax reform bill clauses

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday vetoed nine sections of a bill that seeks to cut corporate income tax and reform the Philippine incentive system, including the expanded coverage of properties exempted from value-added tax (VAT). He vetoed a section increasing the threshold of low-cost housing eligible for VAT exemption to P4.3 million from P2.5 […]

Carvajal: Priority charter change

PDP-Laban’s move to get President Duterte to run for Vice President in the 2022 elections tells me that self-interest, not the country’s welfare, still dominates our political dynamics. Self-interest is blinding politicians to the lesson we should learn from our negative experience with Vice President Leni Robredo. VP Robredo, for belonging to the opposition, refused […]