DIGONG’S BRINKMANSHIP
Editorial cartoon by Romy Castro

NO AMOUNT of explanation by Malacanang Palace apologists regarding the now infamous “separation statement” of President Duterte would suffice to completely restore the once almost unbreakable alliance and bond between the Philippines and the United States.

Duterte has drawn the line and might have even already altered forever not only the history of the Philippines and the US but even the world.

Using his vast popularity as a political capital, the President has been introducing never before seen style of leadership that baffle not only his supporters but also his critics.

Unlike his predecessors particularly former…

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LASTING LEGACY
Editorial cartoon by Romy Castro

IN MOST of his speeches, President Rodrigo Duterte has been consistent in declaring that he is leaving his fate in the hands of God and would accept whatever is in store for him especially concerning the remaining years on his stint as the country’s leader.

While President Duterte appears to be a fatalist, his statements are not without basis especially since he was fully aware that some quarters are out to topple him among them his perceived political enemies and various criminal groups because of his relentless antidrug campaign.

Aside from them, some outside forces especially…

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UNCERTAINTY

THERE is no doubt that majority of Filipinos especially the common masses still fully support President Rodrigo Duterte despite his unconventional leadership style.

But cracks are starting to surface in the leadership armor of President Duterte especially in the diplomatic and business fronts.

As everyone now knows, President Duterte easily turns ballistic every time the issue on extra-judicial killings is mentioned in connection with his anti-illegal drugs and criminality campaign.

Lately, however there are signs the international community’s patience on President Duterte is already wearing thin as foreign investors now appear ambivalent in the local market.

This is because analysts…

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GOING CHINA
Editorial cartoon by Romy Castro

THIS PARTICULAR week was greeted with unusually more news concerning China especially on diplomatic and business fronts where talks about President Rodrigo Duterte’s plans to accept more investments and trade deals with the said country have dominated the discussions.

From the looks of it, President Duterte is hell bent on making good his threats to open the country’s doors to China and even Russia on one hand while discarding ties with the United States and its western allies on the other.

While many diplomatic analysts believe that it is virtually impossible for us to fully close…

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INSATIABLE
Editorial cartoon by Romy Castro

REPORTS have it that Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) is keen on participating in the P74.6-billion private partnership project (PPP) contract to modernize Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the country’s premier gateway.

MPIC is headed by fund manager Manuel V. Pangilinan who according to some sources is the legal front of Indonesia based billionaire Anthoni Salim in the country.

The NAIA project was recently approved by National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) which was part of a plan to upgrade existing terminals in the country to increase capacity and handle operations in preparation for the…

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