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Greg Macabenta

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The travails of a presidential spokesperson

IN  a moment of pique, I recently posted on social media that I always thought Harry Roque, spokesman of President Rodrigo Duterte, was “marunong” (intelligent). And I added: “Bobo pala.” (It turns out, he’s dumb.) I’m taking that back. I … Continue reading

February 24, 2018

US Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino WWII veterans

On April 7, at the historic Presidio in San Francisco, surviving Filipino World War II veterans or their next of kin living in Northern California, will receive bronze replicas of the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award conferred by … Continue reading

February 17, 2018

Are Filipinos racists like Trump? 

According to critics, President Donald Trump is not just a racist, he is also a barefaced liar and a coward who doesn’t have the cojones to admit his spiteful attitude towards people of color. This biting criticism follows Trump’s denial … Continue reading

January 20, 2018

Suggested New Year’s resolutions 

The election of President Rodrigo Duterte in 2016 raised hopes of a clean, corruption-free government that was also progressive and dynamic (unlike the passive and pass-the-buck tenure of President Benigno Aquino III). In America, the election of President Donald Trump … Continue reading

January 06, 2018

An opportunity to modernize Parañaque

 If EDSA has become known as “carmageddon” (or the Armageddon of cars) because of the horrible traffic, Sucat Road AKA as Dr A Santos Avenue in Parañaque easily qualifies as zonageddon or the Armageddon of zoning. If the concept of … Continue reading

December 23, 2017

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