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Doy Laurel’s Letter to Cory Aquino Explains Why “Cory Was Worse Than Ferdinand Marcos”

Doy Laurel’s Letter to Cory Aquino Explains Why “Cory Was Worse Than Ferdinand Marcos”

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Salvador "Doy" H. Laurel was a top leader of the United Nationalist Democratic Organization (UNIDO), the political party that played a major role in ousting President Ferdinand Marcos via the 1986 People Power Revolution. He was the running mate of President Corazon "Cory" Aquino during the 1986 snap election and became the vice president. Shortly after, Doy Laurel became the Vice President, Prime Minister, and Foreign Minister all the same time. But in late 1986, the office of Prime Minister was abolished. In September 1987, Laurel resigned as Secretary of Foreign Affairs. On August 13, 1988, he wrote a letter to President Cory Aquino, citing that she was worse than Marcos. It was featured in the book "Greed and Betrayal" by Cecilio T. Arillo. Cory Aquino did not respond to Doy Laur...
Look How Gullible and Clueless Most Duterte Supporters Are

Look How Gullible and Clueless Most Duterte Supporters Are

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Call it an ugly truth but supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte are arguably the most gullible, if not stupid people on Earth when it comes to disseminating online information, especially the news. Recently, a fake article saying the Playboy ’s deceased founder American millionaire businessman Hugh Hefner set aside $5 million to be donated to Duterte, has been circulating on Facebook like a wildfire. The article, however, has a double meaning if you try to analyze it. Surely, it is fake, but Duterte supporters did not notice that the article taunts Duterte by saying he has a collection of Playboy Magazines. Hefner died last September and his death actually has caused a little controversy after his will says his widow and four children will get nothing if they use drugs or alcoho
Who is Rafael Baylosis

Who is Rafael Baylosis

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When Rafael Baylosis was arrested last week over several charges including an illegal position of firearms, supporters of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and several activist organizations in the country cried for justice. His arrest made headlines while progressive groups blame President Rodrigo Duterte for his order to arrest all NDF (National Democratic Front) consultants. But who is Rafael Baylosis anyway and why his arrest is making noise? We did the Internet and find some interesting facts about him. At 18 years old and student of UP-Diliman, Baylosis became a student activist and befriended with the then 21-year old future NDF founder Jose Maria Sison. Former President Ferdinand Marcos found out that Baylosis was allegedly the Secretary-General of CPP thr...
Who is Renato Reyes

Who is Renato Reyes

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Renato Reyes Jr., or commonly called “Ka Ato” by his comrades, is a Filipino activist leader who is the current Secretary General of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN). Bayan is an alliance of left-wing Philippine organizations. It was founded on International Workers' Day, May 1, 1985 as part of the opposition during the Marcos dictatorship. Reyes attended Lourdes School of Quezon City from 1998 to 2001 where he became the national secretary general of the League of Filipino Students (LFA), a student activist group in the Philippines. On 1998 while in Lourdes, Reyes founded the youth group of another activist group Anakbayan. Reyes also attended the University of the Philippines – Diliman. Reyes works full time for Bayan since the presidency of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2
Who is Gary Alejano

Who is Gary Alejano

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Gary Cajolo Alejano Sr. is a former marine captain and politician who is a member of 17th Congress of the Philippines representing Magdalo Party List. Early Life Gary C. Alejano Sr. was born on 22 January 1973 in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental. He is married to Minerva Cojuangco Alejano of Bamban, Tarlac. Their marriage was blessed with three daughters and two sons: twins Martine Gwyneth and Micah Gabrielle, Maxine Gail, Gary Alejano Jr., and Gian Marcus. Gary C. Alejano or “Gary” as he is fondly called by his friends is a current member of the 17th Congress of the Philippines, representing the sectors of former and retired members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the urban poor, and the youth. Education He holds a Masters of Management degree from the UP Open University
Duterte or Aquino? Who Does the Worse

Duterte or Aquino? Who Does the Worse

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The administration of former President Benigno Aquino III was marred by major political scandals, natural; disaster scandal, military conflicts, and other weird events that caused the people to dislike Aquino. His quest to pin down former Vice President Jejomar Binay and family cost Mar Roxas’ presidency. The ouster of former Chief Justice Renato Corona solidified Aquino’s political power during his time, added with former Chief of Police Angelo Reyes untimely death. The biggest political scandal in Asia, the PDAF and DAF scams destroyed Aquino’s government, coupled with the Yolanda funds scandal. Aquino’s record made Roxas looked like a shit during the May 2016 General Elections. The death of SAF 44 will forever haunt Aquino (if he has a conscience). Here comes Duterte, th