Duterte must rise above challenges

NO Chief Executive has ever generated so much attention, concern, admiration, hatred and controversies in just two months into his post than President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

Upon assuming office, he hit the road running, leaving everyone breathless.

Euphoric over his phenomenal and breezy ascent to the presidency, he appears confident he can solve the country’s problems just by being true to himself, unmindful, even resentful, of those who oppose or criticize his decisions and his moves.

He believes that what he wants, he can get; what he says is what is right.

Perhaps emboldened by the high performance rating he…

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The Demise of Labor

THIS weekend the United States is celebrating Labor Day.

As described by History.com, “Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers.

It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.”

Other countries like China, Russia, and most of Europe celebrate May Day. This is generally seen as a day celebrating the laborer and his fight for a shorter work day.

8-Hour Day Movement

The modern 8-hour day movement which can also be traced to a general movement…

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Leaving the Chinese Ghost Month and Our 91 Year Old House

YESTERDAY

ALMOST forty - four years ago, President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos, declared and implemented Martial Law. That would last formally for eight and a half years.

However, his authoritarian grip on power would last for five more years or a total of thirteen and a half years.

Since these events happened in September 1972, March 1981 (Formal Lifting of Martial Law) and February 1986, we will discuss and recount them some other time.

However, what is relevant is that soon after declaring Martial Law on September 21, 22 and 23 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), a Chinese Drug Dealer by the name…

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The Conviction of Jun Lozada!

YESTERDAY

JUN Lozada was a hero and a whistle blower.

TODAY

Jun Lozada is a convict facing six to ten years in prison.

TOMORROW

We expect and hope for the passage of the Whistleblowers Bill into Law.

I am the fifth and youngest of five Alcuaz y Araneta siblings and the third and youngest boy.

Our eldest, Manuel “Mano” died on Sunday, July 24, 2011. He wrote the cover article for the OpinYon isyu of that week – the Protest of Senator, now Senate President Aquilino “Koko” de la Llana Pimentel III against Miguel “Migs” Zubiri in the May 2007 Senatorial Elections.

Our…

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The War on Drugs

By Ramon S. Orosa

THE war on drugs is not due to an exaggerated perception of the problem. In fact, this is the first time the problem has been faced squarely, based on a realistic perception if not understanding of its deep roots among so many of our people.

It is a situation that has been evolving in other countries with very violent consequences. Part of the problem is that the masterminds of this problem don't really care about lives.

So long as there is someone else to corrupt and make an addict they will continue. In the past, I…

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