Posts Tagged ‘politics’

The ladies of the government in their chosen Filipiniana outfits   The Duterte administration is known for its simplicity, which follows through the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), shunning the usual pageantry and grandiose of the event’s red carpet. This year, politicians and guests were told to keep a...

(L-R:) DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, Agriculture Usec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, and Carmen Hiosa founder of Pinatex Leather, made of pineapple fiber. (Photo courtesy of Malacañang) March 7, 2017, during a Department of Agriculture event held at the...

Gen. Benjamin Magalong As chair of the board of Inquiry on Mamasapano, Gen. Benjamin Magalong stood his ground—and ultimately won himself peace of mind, as well By Rafael A.S.G. Ongpin Photograph: Kai Huang If you met Benjie Magalong at, say, the mall, or in the parking lot of a church, you would more likely take him...

Determined to strengthen relationship with the eastern super nations, President Rodrigo RoaDuterte flew to Japan last week to seal deals with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The two leaders first met in Laos during the ASEAN Summit last September. Duterte, who’s known for his preference for simpler cuisine,...

Atty. Vitaliano Aguirre II was already a familiar figure to television viewers prior to his appointment by President Rodrigo Duterte as Secretary of Justice. He was that lawyer who was publicly castigated by Senator Miriam D. Santiago, who, on live television, confronted him during the impeachment proceedings of the...

History is filled with strong men who moved mountains for the women they love. So what can Mayor Duterte, one of the strongest men in the country, do in the name of love? June 2015, in a talk show in Abs-cbn Davao, Gikan sa Masa, Mayor Duterte publicly announced that he will adopt Berna Romulo-Puyat’s (who he...