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Here’s how the government can totally eradicate the New People’s Army

Here’s how the government can totally eradicate the New People’s Army

Government & Politics
Contributed by Leslie from Gubat, Sorsogon (orphaned by NPA) The New People’s Army (NPA) has been murdering thousands of civilians since 1969. The government lost more than 10,000 soldiers and the communist group is still active. Although it is now weaker compared to its peak during the ’80s, the group is still powerful enough to inflict damage to the lives of many Filipinos. The military intelligence obviously is almost useless. Coupled with corrupt politicians in rural parts of the Philippines, the military’s intelligence capabilities are limited. If you want a total disappearance of this terrorist group, continue reading. The government is spending billions on the military but yet, the NPA still exists and continues to terrorize many people’s lives. The government should change...
Pacquiao vs Go 2022: Battle of Puppets

Pacquiao vs Go 2022: Battle of Puppets

Government & Politics
Whenever there is an Elections in the Philippines, politicians who want to run for higher positions start making noise as early as 1-year ahead but this 2022 Presidential Elections, we may witness the most unique elections if no bigger names would appear. We will be witnessing “The Battle of Puppets”. It is no secret that the Philippine political system is a joke and the Philippine government is a haven for corrupt people but not only that, Philippine politics is also a venue for dumb but powerful people and this coming election will be no different. Although there are names to be considered months ahead of the 2022 Elections, let’s take a look at the two possibly opposing candidates in the same but divided political party - the PDP-Laban Party. Emanuel “Manny” Paquiao Everyone kno...
CHR, a useless government agency must be abolished and here’s why

CHR, a useless government agency must be abolished and here’s why

Government & Politics, Society & Culture
By Marco Paolo Blancaflor – Bacolod City, Neg. Occ. On July 17, 1987, Juanito Nepomuceno and Gabriel Blancaflor were plowing the former’s rice field in rural Victorias City, Negros Occidental, when a group of at least ten armed people approached them. The two disappeared and haven’t been found since then. Even their remains were not found. It was later proven (according to an eye witness who later surfaced), that the group who took them were members of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating in Northern Negros. The reason why the rebel group kidnapped and probably killed them was not known until today. Nepomuceno left his wife with three minor children, and Blancaflor orphaned a son and daughter. In the following month of the same year, Teofila Lachica of Silay City, Negros Occid...
This agonizing story reminds everyone how political activism destroys someone’s future

This agonizing story reminds everyone how political activism destroys someone’s future

Government & Politics, Society & Culture
It was June 2000 when Carmelo Luna Jr. entered the University of the Philippines – Los Baños as a freshman taking BS in Agriculture. Carmelo was among the top students who graduated from Tanauan Institute, a private high school in Tanauan City, Batangas. Carmelo Jr. is the eldest son of Jeepney driver Carmelo Luna Sr., and his deceased wife Lucinda. Lucinda died of breast cancer two years earlier, leaving Carmelo Sr. with three kids (Junjun and his two younger sisters). Carmelo Sr, or Meloy as called by his neighbors, is a frustrated lawyer. He studied Political Science at San Beda College, but because poverty struck his family after his father died, he was not able to graduate and settled driving Jeepney after he got married at 24. Meloy’s hope relied on his son Junjun. Af...
These Filipino Celebrities Ran in Elections more than Once and Lost

These Filipino Celebrities Ran in Elections more than Once and Lost

Government & Politics, Show Business & Celebrities
Elections in the Philippines are colorful, especially when famous celebrities enter politics. Needless to say, former president and now Manila mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada is the most famous actor-politician in the Philippines. And although some of them are really sincere and have the abilities to serve, not all of them are destined to be politicians. Without a doubt, being popular is a huge advantage in Philippine elections, but it is not the only factor to attract votes. Having good looks and winning awards in the chosen field may also help, but not always. As proof, below are the top 10 Filipino celebrities and personalities who ran in local and national elections more than once but never won. 10. Kuhol Phillip “Kuhol” Supnet ran for a board member of Barangay North Fairview, Quezon...