Duterte Presidency: How to Feed the Hungry

We are now 101 million Filipinos and counting as the three-month young presidency of Rodrigo Roa Duterte brought us all in a state of unprecedented changes in the socio-economic and political spheres of our 120 years as an “independent” archipelago. Inevitably, the changes that will bring food to otherwise poorly-served, even empty tables are what matters to most Filipinos. In 2015, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that 26.3% or 26.48 million Filipinos live below the poverty line, with 12 million of these in extreme poverty. This means millions had no capacity to meet the Food and Poverty thresholds where a family of five needed at least P9,140 on the average every month to meet both basic food and non-food needs.

The Duterte Challenge: Researching the Filipino in Us

Two months in office and President Rodrigo Duterte is herding the nation onto what political, social and economic authorities say is a series of much needed, timely and “no recent presidents dared to do before” acts. The ripples of this new leadership style is receiving widespread acceptance among various sectors of the social strata which indicates the Filipino’s willingness to support efforts that are propitious for a peaceful and productive life in the native land.

Back to School : Will Education Land You a Job?

As millions of students rush to colleges and universities starting this month, the perennial questions posed to parents as much as to each student may include how to sustain the latter’s education up to the time he graduates and what to expect once he does. Yet the issue on what the student should take could be more thought of and may need more serious consideration.  As a learner, is the course you have set for yourself your best scenario? Will your education land you a good paying job?

Duterte SONA 2016: Push It, Change!

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President Rodrigo Duterte's first State of the Nation Address (SONA) officially constructs the landscape for change - piece by piece, speedily and firmly. As most of us grapple in awe, the moment still needs extending far beyond our comfort zones and customary habits of indifference, mediocrity, even sarcasm over what the government does and doesn’t do. Now that we have the chance, are we willing to sacrifice and push ourselves to do our part in this social change?

Duterte vs. Illegal Drugs: Drastic Measures, Drastic Change

President Duterte’s fight against the illegal drug trade is relentless and continues to draw reactions of approval as well as disgust. While the President clearly instructs law enforcers to act within what the law dictates, a disturbing number of allegedly extra-judicial killings surface. Yet THOUSANDS have surrendered to the police as users, pushers and/or traffickers.

Rising Expectations: Can Duterte Do It?

Frustration over and mistrust in government systems and procedures of recent administrations have risen high among Filipinos as manifested in the 2016 landslide win of Rodrigo Roa Duterte, now the 16th President of the Philippine Republic.

Duterte: What You See is What You Get- Yet You Don't Get It!

Read between the lines, think out of the box and look into content.. because President-elect Digong Duterte will neither toe the crooked or ambiguous line, fit into a corrupt design, nor sweet talk when things are actually going crazy!

Duterte Presidency: To Feed a Hundred Mil

It's said that a wise person learns from his mistakes. A wiser one learns from others' mistakes. But the wisest person of all learns from others' successes. John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold: Lessons I've Learned from a Lifetime of Leading

How does a new President bring the Philippines to a desired self-sufficiency from being foreign-dependent? Incoming President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte starts hauling the dirt load with a plan to feed more than 100 million Filipinos from home.

Duterte Presidency: Better Change or Else!

Give the taxi rider exact change! Stop any-time-of-the-day street drinking, nonstop karaoke singing till wee hours of dawn! Let Juan de la Cruz have his good sleep for he works his bones out tomorrow to earn a decent living. Give the Filipino his due -  or else!

Election Results 2016: Promise of a Better Life for the Filipino

Out of 54.6 million registered voters for 2016 Presidential elections, a historic high of 81.62% went to the polls, according to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) reports.

The voters’ enthusiasm to join in the elections is in itself a marvel to behold. In a young voting population, there is a great clamor for change that should be sufficient for Filipinos to enable them to live and work decently in their own land. That, according to the election results, could be possible under the leadership of the most unconventional and controversial Presidential candidate - Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte.

The Filipino Votes 2016: The Die is Cast

CHANGE is the only constant in our universe.. and the Filipino seizes that opportunity today, 09 May 2016 as a new President is being chosen along with a Vice-President,  12 senators, a party list representative, and provincial, city/municipal local officials.