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That was a reasonable demand from President Duterte to communist rebels last Friday. Stop extortion activities and stay away from power facilities, he urged the rebels, because it is the public that suffers when power plants and towers are damaged.


PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte kicked a hornet’s nest this week when he attacked not only drug lords, but also the lawyers defending them from charges of violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 (RA 9165).

In patients with Barrett’s esophagus (BE), acid suppression with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine, -receptor antagonists (H2RA) reduced the risk of progression to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), according to findings presented at the annual Digestive Disease Week.

With the election of Donald Trump as president, and his statements about deporting millions of illegal aliens and getting tough on immigration, many people are scared, anxious, and worried about their future in America. They are mystified at the complex immigration laws, and may be totally unaware of their rights, possible immigration benefits, waivers, or relief available to them.

At the risk of sounding like an apologist, the more I get exposed to the president and the more I speak to him, the more I get to understand President Rodrigo Duterte’s stream of consciousness manner of speaking especially before a crowd, deviating from prepared text to talk about an issue with a continuous flow of words that, when examined in their entirety, give a clear picture of what he wanted to convey.

In his book on America’s history of regime change, “Overthrow,” Stephen Kinzer wrote a chapter he called“Catastrophic Success.”                     

The year 2016 is about to end which is welcome news for most of the world. It was a year that can only be described as one of revolt against established institutions and the traditional elites. I also call it the Year of Pessimism – when people all over the world have concluded nothing was going right. Even Pope Francis has said that the world is in a state of “great unrest.”