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Bazinga! Women’s rights is at the heart of Malacañang’s Madam Secretary feud

Featured Mar 22, 2017 on Inquirer.net Sheldon Cooper, the socially-awkward physicist of the Big Bang Theory fame (currently #1 Comedy Show), popularized the word “Bazinga!” as his catchphrase for a cruel joke on the set.  First heard in the Season 2 finale, the word gave birth to life in 2012 when a newly discovered specie, … Continue reading Bazinga! Women’s rights is at the heart of Malacañang’s Madam Secretary feud

Is Duterte keeping the Marcos legacy alive?

Ferdinand Marcos was elected in 1965 during the country’s golden age of democracy.   The Philippines at this era was an emerging global player. Manila was in a race against Tokyo for Asia’s economic leadership, and Filipinos didn’t need a visa to travel anywhere. Today, the Philippines is back in the global headlines:  coverage of … Continue reading Is Duterte keeping the Marcos legacy alive?

The Philippines makes an encore

A quick post after a long vacation in the Philippines – Interesting that The Economist hasn’t had an article about the Philippines for several years. The past 12 months or so, however, have been marked with several Economist articles about the country – from the sad state  of Manila’s traffic to Duterte’s unwrapping of Aquino’s economic gains….. Here’s … Continue reading The Philippines makes an encore

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