Tag Archives: communism

Should we junk the minimum wage law in the Philippines?

Workers unite! But then ask the question: Unite to do what exactly? That slogan has been around for more than two centuries now, and though many “activist” elements out there might want us to believe that their “fight” was what … Continue reading

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Risa Hontiveros: How can one be a communist and a Catholic at the same time?

Reading John Nery gush like a starstruck teenager about senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros (Akbayan and the Liberal Party) in his recent Inquirer.net piece “A Catholic vote for Risa”, you could be forgiven for thinking Hontiveros is some sort of Filipino … Continue reading

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One more time: Is Bayan Muna senatorial candidate Teddy Casiño really a communist?

A photo posted by social media commentary giant Showbiz Government seems to show campaign paraphernalia of Bayan Muna senatorial candidate Teddy Casiño alongside weapons and explosive devices captured from the armed terrorist group the New People’s Army (NPA). The caption … Continue reading

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Lead up to fiesta elections: Has Philippine democratic politics changed at all?

From the little window through which I take stock of the landscape of issues that describe the lead up to the May 2013 elections, I’d say — surprise surprise — things haven’t changed much. A lot of developments have supposedly … Continue reading

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SC upholds candidates’ freedom to air as much TV and radio political ads as they want!

Perhaps if our “activists” focused more on creating buzzes around real issues rather than on presuming to police the campaign tactics of our politicians and auditing their token fly-by-night “platforms” we’d gain more traction around creating a more issues-based political … Continue reading

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Pinoy commies get a taste of South Korean boot

I read recently about the whole stink being raised about six Filipino “activists” being summarily kicked out of South Korea on the basis of their being seen as potential troublemakers. This comes as South Korea goes on high alert with … Continue reading

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