DIGONG’S EMPTY THREAT

"If they (the US) can't deliver at least 20 million doses (of anti-COVID-19 vaccine) at a minimum, they better get out.  No vaccine, no stay here," declared President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte. He was referring to the Visiting Forces Agreement...

HISTORICAL IGNOMINY AWAITS DEL ROSARIO

REMINDERS - I am placing this segment at the beginning of this piece, hoping that the authorities concerned will stop ignoring (“dine-deadma”) the issues listed below: 1)   IS THE US BACK IN SUBIC? – There was a report that the mainstream media...

DIGONG’S CREDIBILITY IN HIS ANTI-CORRUPTION DRIVE BADLY ERODED

President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte told his Man Friday, Bong Go, now a senator of the Republic, “to act as if you are with the opposition” when it comes to corruption issues. As one who voted for Digong as President...

THE SUPREME COURT AND THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORAL TRIBUNAL

President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte’s alleged trip to Singapore the weekend before last has again given rise to speculations about his health. Consequently, the matter of presidential succession again became the subject of much discussion in many quarters notwithstanding what...

HOW NOT TO TREAT A PATIENT

Dr. Tarcisio and Mrs. Reynes, in-laws of my eldest son, wrote me about the harrowing experience the family went through with the confinement of Tarcisio’s brother, Danilo, at the University of Perpetual Help Medical Center in Las Pinas, Metro Manila.

THERE’S NO ALTRUISM IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Digong has done “great” in the last four years.  Hardly anyone will quarrel with that. However, there is one thing where Digong has not done “great” after four long years –...

SURGE OF WHITE NATIONALISM

Kudos and thanks to ALL the companies, groups, organizations and kind-hearted individuals for readily responding to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte aka Digong’s appeal to help in alleviating the hardships being suffered by the poor due to the lockdown of the entire...

VFA abrogation

Those who voted for Senate resolution 337 asking the Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte aka Digong’s unilateral termination of the VFA at least showed some conviction on their part.  If they lose, no one can claim that they...

MENDICANT MENTALITY

I feel sick to the pit of my stomach whenever I hear or read about the argument advanced by the critics of the termination of the VFA, including some senators and congressmen who should know better, that we stand to lose US aid and grants.  

LOCSIN SHOULD BE FIRED

“The day (January 29) I said it, was the day I decided it should be terminated.” Thus did President Rodrigo Roa Duterte aka Digong declare when he said he wanted the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States scrapped.