How to lose an election

How to lose an election

In two weeks, politicians aspiring to become president will file their certificates of candidacy before the Commission on Elections (Comelec), allowing the poll body enough time to print ballots for more than 60 million eligible voters in next May’s political contest....
How to lose an election

Dealing with maritime and airspace intrusions

On Thursday morning last week, the Philippine Air Force scrambled to fly its jets after an air defense radar detected an unknown plane intruding into the country’s airspace.The air defense control center monitored the aircraft about 120 nautical miles northwest of...
Duterte’s political games

Duterte’s political games

Rodrigo Duterte loves to play games, taking his political foes for a ride after the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) announced that he had accepted the nomination to run for vice president in next year’s national elections.Political opponents...
Duterte’s political games

Impunity in spending taxpayers’ money

They really believed they could get away with the killings.They hid behind a president who has been flouting the country’s laws since he got elected into office in 2016.Rodrigo Duterte has immunity from lawsuits only until he steps down in June 2022. Even if he is...
Duterte’s political games

China’s divide and rule strategy

They are no longer funny.When the president and his critics are exchanging barbs with one another over the South China Sea issue, it is the enemy — China — that laughs louder.The country must be united and face a common enemy that is violating the...