Category Archives: leadership

Don’t write off Bato De la Rosa’s Korean Mafia claim just yet.

MET WITH much skepticism – at least in my Facebook timeline – is today’s news of Police Director General Ronald “Bato” De la Rosa’s press conference yesterday that some Korean mafia is responsible for the slay by policemen of South … Continue reading

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Democracy is not dead… it’s alive and screwing us all.

IN THE wake of the Supreme Court decision on the burial of Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNB) and, as of this writing, the victory of Donald Trump as president of the United States of America, … Continue reading

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Education: the most strategic change President Duterte can make

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is in an unenviable position. Sure, the Office has the perks, pomp and pageantry of a cushy life. But he inherited a country so deep in the mire that it will take so much time and effort … Continue reading

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A last look at the VP race for 2016 – Part Two

IN THE previous blog we discussed how important the election of the Vice President is in the upcoming May 9, 2016 polls. The VP is not just a spare tire but must be a positive contributor to whoever becomes president, … Continue reading

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A last look at the VP race for 2016 – Part One

THE PHILIPPINES’ presidential elections can result in some pretty schizophrenic government because the head of the country is backstopped by somebody who may be a total polar opposite from him… or her. As we have mentioned in the past our … Continue reading

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Pablo Obra Fenix, a small tribute for a big man

TODAY, May 2, is my father’s birth anniversary. Pablo Obra Fenix of Bauang, La Union. He would have been 94 years old today. When he passed away in 1991 we found comfort in the fact that the Lord had actually … Continue reading

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A chance for voters to take a second look

THE RECENT Vice Presidential debate   by ABS-CBN provided the latest, and perhaps the last comprehensive opportunity for voters to assess their choices in what appears to be a tight race. It is at this point when the candidates are revealed … Continue reading

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