Thu, 03 Jan 2019 01:00
Is Duterte even making a list?
Before Christmas, Filipino actor Jaime Fabregas declared on Twitter, “We really have a weak president. The politicians love him because they can control him. They make him think he’s in control. Duterte is not running this country. Congress under Gloria Arroyo is.”
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 14:40
Is Duterte serious or just joking? Palace says ‘use your common sense’
Use your common sense. That was the advice of Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Tuesday to the public to determine whether President Rodrigo Duterte is joking or not.
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:00
Is Duterte playing language-games?
What makes President Duterte an interesting speaker is that, whatever the occasion, the audience never quite knows what to expect. His habit of discarding prepared speeches has become emblematic of this basic refusal to abide by the conventions of formal speech.
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 01:00
Why is Duterte risking the wrath of God?
He never pretended to be pious, much less religious. But even by his own personal standards, President Rodrigo Duterte certainly said the unthinkable – or the unsayable – when he called God “stupid” last week.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 01:00
Is Duterte paving the way for President Marcos?
Under the headline “Duterte: I may not finish my term”, a December 15 front-page story in the Inquirer quotes President Rodrigo Duterte as saying he “suffers from back pains, migraines and Buerger’s disease” and serving notice that he might call it quits sooner than we think.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:00
Whose interest is Duterte serving, Chinese or Filipino?
President Rodrigo Duterte’s position on the Philippines’ maritime dispute with China is destroying chances of stopping assertive Beijing’s creeping usurpation of the West Philippine Sea.
Sat, 18 Jun 2016 01:00
Is Duterte ready for a face-off with US?
While the philippine president-elect favours ‘friendlier ties’ with china, his ‘independent’ foreign policy will have to reconsider relationship with the us