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THE PEN| Under a Duterte presidency

WITH the national elections just a few days away, many are already cringing at the prospect of a Duterte presidency. 

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THE PEN| The right leader

WITH the national elections barely two weeks away, the Philippines is once again at a crossroads, as its people troop to the polling

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THE PEN| Maverick

CITY Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte is, by and large, a maverick. Although he has spent 22 years of his professional career as a politician,

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THE PEN| Legacy (Second in a two-part series)

PRESIDENTS Benigno Aquino and Barack Obama are both in a situation where the preservation of their respective legacies will be determined

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THE PEN| Legacy (First in a two-part series)

THOUGH on different sides of the hemisphere, Presidents Barack Obama and Benigno Aquino III are uncannily on the same boat.

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THE PEN| Continuity

WITH LESS than five months remaining in his term, President Aquino’s is facing a dilemma, as he tries his best to convince the

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THE PEN| Leap of faith

IT HAS actually been several months since I planned to write this piece. Let me state for the record that I am not apolitical;

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THE PEN| No man [or country] is an island

PROFESSOR Randy David made an astute observation when he wrote in his recent column that Filipinos

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THE PEN| Pragmatism

IT LOOKS like the Aquino Administration may be forced into playing a gambit, as it makes the pragmatic

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THE PEN| A PR debacle 

SENATOR Antonio Trillanes may not get brownie points with the Aquino Administration

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