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A rapid response to President’s 2015 SONA address (also known as the “Cocoon Speech”)

The best parts were his highlighting his kasambahay's invaluable role and Kaka Bag-ao's transformation of politics in Dinagat. Not surprisingly, it skirted the hard issues, such as the DAP scandal (since that would reveal double standards in the Daang Matuwid), the...

Presentation on Finance Capital and Greece

A few slides from my presentation at the forum on "Understanding the Greek Crisis," sponsored by Focus on the Global South, Asian Center, University of the Philippines, July 24, 2015. [button...

‘Resign or go on leave’ — Akbayan nominee to Gonzalez

MANILA, Philippines — A University of the Philippines professor and
party-list nominee is calling on Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez to resign
or, at least, take a leave from work over his "unethical, unconstitutional
and illegal" offer of cash rewards to village chiefs in exchange for votes.

Nuts

By Conrado de Quiros

MANILA, Philippines – "I do not follow communists," retorted Raul
Gonzalez after Walden Bello, the Akbayan candidate, proposed that the
justice secretary go on leave for offering barangay captains in Iloilo
P10,000 to deliver a 12-0 sweep of Team Unity in the senatorial race.
That is all very well except for one thing: Like Marcos, Gonzalez gets
confused about "communists" and "citizens." Maybe because both words
begin with "c."

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