Bakit tumatakbo si Samira Gutoc sa 2022 | #Halalan2022

Bakit tumatakbo si Samira Gutoc sa 2022 | #Halalan2022

Bilang parte ng ating serye sa mga kandidato sa pagka-senador sa 2022 election, ating kakapanayamin si Aksyon Demokratiko senatorial bet Samira Gutoc kung bakit siya ang karapat dapat nating ihalal sa susunod na halalan.

Controlling the narrative with influencers

In the end, any administration cannot rely on non-journalists to do serious journalism and fulfill a watchdog role in government. A vibrant democracy needs a free press, not pliant social media content creators.

Grand conspiracy

Duterte is very confident he could escape responsibility for the thousands of drug users, couriers and street-level peddlers who were killed in the police “Operation Double Barrel” from Day 1 of his presidency in 2016.

Non-negotiable

Juan Miguel Zubiri is doing a great disservice to the country.
He chose to sweep under the rug the Marcos family’s unpaid estate tax, which he believed was an election issue.

Playing with deadly pathogens

As the battle for control of Ukraine’s eastern region, particularly in Donbas, continues to rage and the conflict in Eastern Europe enters its fourth month, a different battle between Russia and the United States is being fought on the floors of the United Nations.

A warning against the free press

A warning shot has been fired against mainstream media. Congressman Crispin “Boying” Remulla has accused the media of having been “weaponized” to attack the government because of its criticisms.

People Power is here

I witnessed my first political rallies in the early 60s. Our house in Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao was in the vicinity of the community amphitheater where candidates would orate before the public to win electoral favor.

Teachers, torment, and Aimee Ferolino

Aimee Ferolino Ampoloquio, complete unknown in the national stage, non-vetted by the sovereign Filipino people except the people of Davao city, is our first Comelec commissioner in history to create a law that non-payment of taxes is not punishable. Are we surprised?

Bongbong Marcos gaslights

Obviously it was to instruct the trolls to demonize Jessica Soho. They can try again, because Soho’s corpus of questions was well researched.

Between the good and the best

In a recent piece online, I wrote of certain groups that are trying to use the Philippine Catholic Church to work for or against certain presidential candidates in the May 9 election. This, I said for the nth time, is contrary to the express teaching of the Catholic Church.

Cleaning up the mess

The 2022 Philippine presidential campaign has so polarized and divided the nation that whoever wins on May 9, the task of unifying and rebuilding the socio-political, economic order will have to take first priority.

Retooling the “debates”

Since the 90-day official presidential campaign period kicked off in February, Filipinos have been treated to a series of presidential “debates.” These are but media forums, rather than “debates,” strictly speaking, for a “debate,” as we know it, is a formal public discussion in which two opposing sides argue against each other the validity or invalidity of a particular proposition.

POC declares Patafa chief persona non grata

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) on Tuesday declared Philip Ella Juico, president of the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (Patafa), persona non grata for “harassing” Olympic pole vaulter EJ Obiena.

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Time to Love

The Holy Book says: “There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.” (Eccl. 3:1) Thus “there is a time to love.” (Eccl. 3:8)

 

Ninoy Aquino: Apostle of non-violent resistance

“I have returned to join the ranks of those struggling to restore our rights and freedoms through non-violence.” This was part of the statement Ninoy Aquino wanted to deliver upon his arrival from exile thirty-six years ago.

The culture of death and social sin

We find ourselves living in a society where killing and corruption have become normal.  People don’t even consider these as sin. What is happening can be described as the “culture of death” – a term used by Pope John II in his encyclical “Evangelium Vitae.”

Ningas-kugon

Are Filipinos that forgiving or are we simply forgetful?

Living the ‘holiness of normality’

At an age when people, especially millennials, seem to seek personal fulfilment through high-profile accomplishments, one woman has just been recognized as a model of sanctity through devoting her life to teaching chemistry—without fanfare.

Eyes on the Ice: Human rights diplomacy

Last week’s vote by United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the Iceland-backed resolution exasperated the sensitive Duterte administration and the DDS community.

Who is St. Thomas More?

Very little is known about St. Thomas More, the patron of statesmen and politicians as declared by Pope John Paul II in the year 2000. He lived a very inspiring life and is a model of firmness of conscience to the end.