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Repaso 2018

Duterte to join administration campaign rallies as midterm elections nears – Malacañang

Posted on Monday, 6 May 2019 06:53 PM | No Comments
After keeping out of the public eye in the past few days, President Rodrigo Duterte is back to his busy schedule. Now that the May 13 Midterm Elections is drawing...

REPASO 2018: Calamities, disasters and the wrath of Mayon

Posted on Tuesday, 1 January 2019 01:45 AM | No Comments
  Typhoon Ompong is the strongest tropical cyclone that hit the country this year. Before dawn on September 14, Ompong wreaked havoc in the province of Cagayan. Several houses and...

REPASO 2018: Dengvaxia scare, communist terrorism and the Martial Law

Posted on Tuesday, 1 January 2019 01:31 AM | No Comments
  The trauma of the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine has caused the government the public’s trust to its other vaccination programs. Measles cases in the country soared by more than 300%...

REPASO 2018: The Boracay story: Years of ‘cesspool’ to a paradise in months

Posted on Monday, 31 December 2018 07:10 PM | No Comments
  President Rodrigo Duterte on April 26, 2018 ordered a six-month closure of Boracay Island after reports of overpopulation, pollution and corruption turned the country’s top tourist destination into a...

REPASO 2018: The year of power struggle: Who’s in, who’s out?

Posted on Monday, 31 December 2018 04:47 PM | No Comments
Tension filled the House of Representatives hours before President Rodrigo Duterte’s third state of the nation address (SONA) on July 23. Several members of the House wanted the ouster of...

REPASO 2018: Rice, Inflation and Duterte’s TRAIN Law

Posted on Monday, 31 December 2018 01:46 PM | No Comments
  The Philippines is among countries that highly depends on rice as its staple. This year, issues surrounding the country’s rice supply and the National Food Authority (NFA) made headlines...

REPASO 2018: Crimes against local executives and Duterte’s war on drugs

Posted on Monday, 31 December 2018 09:44 AM | No Comments
  Twelve mayors and seven vice mayors were killed this year in various crimes recorded by the Philippine National Police (PNP). We noted some considered high-profile including the latest murder...

REPASO 2018: High-profile acquittal, conviction and Duterte’s anti-corruption drive

Posted on Monday, 31 December 2018 09:28 AM | No Comments
  A number of big names made headlines this year in Philippine politics for their involvement in various controversies. Mocha Uson Celebrity blogger Esther Margaux Justiniano Uson a.k.a. Mocha Uson...