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Greg Macabenta

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The post-Marcos, post-martial law generation

CURRENT developments in the Philippines are bringing back the specter of martial law. President Rodrigo Duterte has given not-too-subtle hints about declaring it. And while he has been quick to take back those hints — in his trademark flip-flopping style … Continue reading

October 14, 2017

Have the courts been displaced by the Senate and social media?

Whenever a major corruption scandal or a heinous crime exploded in the public sphere, oldtimers like myself followed the developments in the courts of law, as reported by the newspapers. While the wheels of justice moved excruciatingly slowly, they did … Continue reading

September 18, 2017

If Trump and Kim Jong-un unleash fire and fury

I was 5 years old when Gen. Douglas MacArthur made good on his promise to return to the Philippines. I was, therefore, old enough to remember how my family and the residents of Tacloban coped with the Japanese occupation and … Continue reading

August 16, 2017

Duterte and Fil-Ams can work on a common cause

DURING the Philippine revolution against Spain, the Katipunan had two mutually-hostile factions: the Magdiwang of Andres Bonifacio, and the Magdalo, which was identified with Emilio Aguinaldo. While they literally went at each other’s throat, the two groups continued to fight … Continue reading

August 05, 2017

Time for Pacquiao to retire? 

There is no doubt in my mind that Manny Pacquiao won against Australian Jeff Horn. The CompuBox statistics showed Pacquiao landing 182 punches vs. Horn’s 92, with 123 power punches against the 73 of Horn, plus 59 jabs finding their … Continue reading

July 07, 2017

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