Thoughts on Duterte, the Maoist Philippine left, and prospects for the peace process
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Thoughts on Duterte, the Maoist Philippine left, and prospects for the peace process

Image from newsinfo.inquirer.net This post originally appeared here. The article below emerged out of a conversation between Teddy Casino, Alex de Jong, and Herbert Docena,  who has written an article debunking some of Duterte’s (and Teddy’s) claims that he is opening up space for  ‘progressive’ political possibilities   in the Philippines . This touches on a … Continue reading

An Institutional Test for the Left and our Democracy
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An Institutional Test for the Left and our Democracy

Image from newsinfo.inquirer.net On July 1, Pres. Duterte announced that Liza Masa would take over as the new Secretary of the National Anti-Poverty Commission. Before this, appointments to Cabinet positions were drawn from a pool of leftist personalities. These include Prof. Judy Taguiwalo for DSWD and Ka Paeng Mariano for the Department of Agrarian Reform. … Continue reading

Duterte, aanhin ko ng bahay na bato kung nakatira ay kwago?
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Duterte, aanhin ko ng bahay na bato kung nakatira ay kwago?

Sa panahon ngayon, pangkaraniwan nang eksena ang pagdurusa sa Metro Manila. Libo-libong kotse, bus, motorsiklo at jeep ang bumabagtas sa kahabaan ng EDSA; paliku-liko, bumubusina at nagbubunguan pa minsan. Mga taong pagod na sa mag-hapong pagtratrabaho ang laman ng mga sasakyang ito. Marami marahil ang naubusan na ng pasensya pero marami ang tinanggap na lang … Continue reading