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"In his statements, Roxas also insinuated that the Philippines is going to be led by a monster if Duterte wins the Presidency. Roxas and his supporters including President Benigno Simeon Aquino thinks they know who and what is best for the Filipino people."
In a move everyone is calling desperate and pathetic, Presidential candidate Mar Roxas appealed to the second most popular candidate, Senator Grace Poe to unite against the most popular candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. In a press conference, Roxas called on Poe to make the ultimate sacrifice to thwart a “looming dictatorship”. “I call ...Read the Rest
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"Well, the shit hit the fan in 2010 but, in reality the Yellow Apocalypse got its start 1986. It was during that time that the LP, short for 'Loathsome Plague', arrived in the Philippines from space."
Author’s Note: Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is another spoof article this time done in the same vein as The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks. It was suggested to me by my apprentice who believes that this is the perfect time to release something like this considering the very heated political debates raging between the various candidates. ...Read the Rest
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"Trillanes is a senator today only because current President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III 'pardoned' him of the crime of rebellion. Back in 2010 newly-minted President BS Aquinoissued Proclamation 50 granting amnesty to Trillanes and his bandit group."
If there is anything or anyone that epitomises everything that is wrong with the Philippines, it is none other than “senator” Antonio Trillanes. I enclose “senator” in quotes whenever I refer to Trillanes because he is one only because a piece of paper says so. In spirit he is anything but. Indeed, even the idea ...Read the Rest
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"BS Aquino is getting desperate for his bet to win the election. There is talk that officials of the religious organization Iglesia ni Cristo rejected Mar Roxas even after the President himself visited the church headquarters."
Even as his days in Malacanang are about to end in a matter of weeks, Benigno Simeon Aquino remains utterly clueless as to why the voters are now rejecting his Daang Matuwid mantra, which his bet and former cabinet member Mar Roxas has promised to continue if elected. In a speech during a campaign sortie in ...Read the Rest
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"He is every bit as happy to murder innocent people through painful methods just as he is happy to slander an otherwise good man or take time to be mean to people he may run into."
I was planning to include this tidbit in my last article about the horror genre but I found this film to be so interesting that it deserves an article of its own. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Fallen, a film about demonic possession starring Denzel Washington and directed by Gregory Hoblit which presents a very unconventional ...Read the Rest
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"In that fact alone lies the reason why it is pointless to demonise Duterte any further and why continuing to do so will merely make him more powerful and his supporters even more resolute in their choice."
Leading presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte is unstoppable. He does not only weather storms, he thrives in them. The latest witchhunt launched by disgruntled vice presidential candidate Antonio Trillanes (who consistently ranks near bottom in the many surveys taken so far) was a mere blip on his radar. Duterte’s fans remain adamant in their choice, and ...Read the Rest
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"As Poe herself maintained, there really is nothing to discuss. There was nothing in it for her, nothing that Roxas could offer other than the lame fear mongering that Duterte’s rise to power would necessarily lead to the very death of the Philippine nation."
Such a bald act of desperation! Mar Roxas’s idea of reaching out to rival Grace Poe in these presidential elections is to issue a veiled request for her to back down from the race for the sake of “unity”. Roxas, of course, has consistently trailed Poe in various credible surveys. So it does not make ...Read the Rest
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"We may as well scrap the 9th of May elections then. Because there is no further point in being a democracy! One single man, we are told, will wield the atomic capability to sink an entire nation of 100 million."
His detractors insist that, yes, the rise of Rodrigo Duterte to the Philippine presidency will mark the beginning of the country’s descent to the Dark Ages. What would be the nature of this dark age? That’s also obvious to these detractors. It will be a period marked by a return of the nation into the ...Read the Rest
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"What I like about this film is that it reminds me all too much of the disparity between the rich and poor in the Philippines. I see the kind of contempt the rich in Elysium have for the poor in a lot of our officials, especially those associated with the every hypocritical LP who while they may claim to care for the poor, often treat them like garbage."
Philippine society, as we all know, is very divisive. Indeed, it’s mostly our divisiveness that’s making our country so dysfunctional in the first place. I mean sure, we all have our differences, but I have to ask: Do we really have to take our differences so far? Must we really get to the point where ...Read the Rest
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"Giving up some liberties in exchange for order and safety for the common good will be a hard pill to swallow for many spoiled-brat Filipinos accustomed to Yellow pee-anywhere-you-want democracy."
Change is finally coming folks. People are feeling once again the euphoria of a new beginning – something like the crisp cool freshness in the air when it’s the final week of classes before the Christmas and New Year holidays begin, or the feeling of moving into a new school, job, house or city. It’s ...Read the Rest
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"They will use all of the influence and power they have (and Manileños have so much influence and power) to limit the influence and power of whoever wins. It's a very Pinoy trait."
Even if Duterte (or anyone else) has all the right answers… Even if he (or anyone else) is the leader that the Philippines needs to get out of whatever rut 30 years of "freedom" left us in… Even if he is elected by a landslid...
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"So if Trillanes lied about Duterte’s alleged Php211 million pesos (or even billions of pesos) or his 41 properties, could he also be lying about the rest of his allegations against him?"
We are now just less than a week from the Philippine Presidential elections and the fever amongst the electorate has reached temperatures as high as the heatwave currently plaguing the nation. Passions from different camps flare in all directions, making even the most civilized and educated amongst us act like crazy sports fanatics cheering for ...Read the Rest
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Get Real Philippines is a website that catalogues aspects of the character of Philippine society and culture that affect its ability to achieve what it aspires to be.