Philippines

Letters from Davao: Trouble hounds Partido Reporma

LETTERS FROM DAVAO By Jun Ledesma Trouble hounds Partido Reporma THE unceremonious ditching of Senator Panfilo Lacson as the presidential candidate of Partido Reporma by the party President Pantaleon Alvarez in favor of Leni Robredo of the Liberal Party has triggered a major disorganization and disorientation in its ranks and dwindling supporters.  During the grand rally of Hugpong … Continue reading

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OPINION: Comedic nightmare

LETTERS FROM DAVAO By Jun Ledesma Comedic nightmare WITH just two months to go before May 29 elections, the air smells of murk and campaign speeches rise to a crescendo heavy with identical promises. Debates are no longer informative and entertaining save for the incisive questions from Prof. Clarita Carlos.  Watching and listening to so many … Continue reading

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Letters from Davao: Brazen and shameless politicking

LETTERS FROM DAVAO By Jun Ledesma, Columnist, Philippines News Agency   THE Senate Blue Ribbon Committee (BRC) has become a veritable stage of political zarzuela where the grand inquisitors made the nation believe they have discovered a mountain of corruption in government overpriced purchases of personal protective equipment.  Blue Ribbon Committee Chairman Dick Gordon, Minority … Continue reading

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LETTERS FROM DAVAO: Journalistic fraud

LETTERS FROM DAVAO By Jun Ledesma, Columnist, Philippines News Agency Journalistic fraud IN my recent article “Nitpicking” I pointed out the dubious if not diabolic agenda of opposition quarters at discrediting and demonizing Pres. Rodrigo Duterte in every turn, creating mountains out of molehills and deliberately ignoring the achievements that this administration had achieved.  Little … Continue reading