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Todd S. Lucero
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Philippine Family Trees Series 4: The Philippine Female Presidents and Senators
In this fourth article, I wanted to feature feminism at its best in celebration of International Women's Day last March 8, 2017. As much as I would have loved to connect all the female senators of the Philippines and of course the 2 female presidents we hav...

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Philippine Family Trees Series 3: The Philippine Vice-Presidents
Family Tree of Vice-Presidents In this third of the series, I attempted to connect the Vice-Presidents of the Philippines in one big family tree (click the photo above to see the details). It would have been a bit easier now since 6 of our presidents also u...

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Philippine Family Trees Series 2: The Philippine Presidents


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Philippine Family Trees Series: Connecting All Filipino Families
In my article, RP Politics: A Family Affair, I started with the dream of connecting all 15 (the article was rewritten during the presidency of Benigno Simeon Aquino III) Philippine presidents. Aside from the idea of Six Degrees of Separation, I have always ...

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Rodrigo Roa Duterte may not be to the manor born and may be too far removed from the country's ruling elite, but among all presidents, he is the one with the closest connections to Lapu-Lapu, Rizal, and Bonifacio. Men who fought not just for the ruling class, but for every singly Filipino. In the end, it is clear that history has chosen Duterte to be the inheritor of the greats of our past.

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President Duterte and the Genealogy of Power
There is a theory in America called the Most Royal Candidate theory. This is a term given to the fact that every presidential election, except one, in the United States has been won by a candidate descended from King John Lackland Plantagenet. The theory fu...

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Finding a Bato in the Mato: Edgar Matobato's Surname Definition
With Senator De Lima once again making headlines for walking out of the senate for the second time around, my mind turned to the last name of the man whose presence in the senate hearing on the alleged extra-judicial killings has started all these in-fighti...

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The Dilemma of Using the Surname De Lima
Yesterday, September 21, was the anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines. This led me to think about the Marcoses, which led me to think about EDSA, which then led me to thoughts about how EDSA should have been EDLSA if we were to f...

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The Race to Halalan2016: Leni Gerona Robredo
Leni Robredo (from Leni Robredo's FB page) While her presidential partner lagged in surveys, this unassuming and, as attested by many, humble and honest lawmaker from Bicol slowly but surely went up in each conducted survey. As the 2016 election fever start...

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The Pastor and the President
Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy (Photo from the official FB page of Pastor Quiboloy) For many Dabawenyos, his smiling and open countenance and crisp, white outfit are common fixtures on cable TV. After all, he has one of the largest Christian churches in the Phil...
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