Phl liberation from Japanese; Leyte Landing (Part One)

Editor’s Note: In commemoration of the 71st anniversary of the famous Leyte Landing, we will run a two-part series of the events that transpired more than seven decades ago, leading to the successful liberation of the Philippines from the Japanese occupation, and some quick facts and trivia on the historic Battle of Leyte.

The Battle of Leyte Gulf is considered as the world’s greatest battle in naval history, in the Pacific campaign during World War II. It was the amphibious invasion in the Gulf of Leyte, where American forces and Filipino guerrillas under the command of General Douglas MacArthur gallantly…

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Sona Libre. A Free Zone

Such is the oft-repeated phrase the past few days, if not weeks already, among some political personalities in explaining the current situation, where the significance of being part of a particular political party has notably been reduced in the coming elections.

Not a few political observers and analysts have pointed out the fact that voters do not really care much about the political organization in casting their votes on the ballots as they seem to give more weight on the personalities running for public office.

Not even the ruling Liberal Party (LP) has been spared, the reason why it failed…

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Jinggoy: PMP remains a major force to reckon with

The Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino or the PMP remains a political force to reckon with, as it continues to draw more public servants who are supportive of the party’s pro-poor agenda.

PMP President Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada believes the PMP is the only political party today with a genuine pro-poor agenda that promotes the welfare of the masses, the majority of the country’s population.

“Marami ang naniniwala sa aming plataporma ng pagsusulong ng kapakanan ng mahihirap at ng masang Pilipino. Anumang kaunlaran na natatamasa ng ekonomiya ng bansa ay dapat na nararamdaman at napapakinabangan ng mga mahihirap nating kababayan,” Sen.…

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VP race: A Solid Ilocano vs Fragmented Bicolanos

The coming 2016 presidential and vice presidential elections is proving to be unprecedented, as it will have numerous “firsts” in the country’s history.

The forthcoming poll exercise will have the most number of vice presidential candidates and “independent’ candidates as well.

The vice presidential race has stirred the interests of many the past few days, as four of the six candidates hail from the Bicol region, which is said to deliver a bloc vote for Bicolano candidates.

Senators Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Gregorio Honasan are from Sorsogon province, same with Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo, while Sen. Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes…

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Has ‘Heneral Luna’ stained Malacañang’s image?
"Heneral Luna's" official poster

The buzz stirred by social media that propelled ‘Heneral Luna’ into a byword among netizens and stirred curiosity among the movie-going public now appears a cause for concern for some in Malacañang.

Most of those who have already watched the celebrated film may have noticed that the political issues then still exist today despite the numerous political crises that the country have went through, which supposedly have provided lessons and maturity to our past and current government leaders.

But such was not the main concern of those in Malacañang.

It was more of those currently in power…

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