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The Baybay City Regional Trial Court will have the final say on this issue. But the way the prosecution is going, the death of the late mayor Rolando Espinosa of Albuera, Leyte might soon be attributed to suicide. And his accused killers led by police Superintendent Marvin Marcos could be cleared of all criminal charges and even receive a medal from Malacañang.


Over a month since the fighting began in Marawi City, government forces still encounter stiff resistance from remnants of the extremist group that tried to seize the city.

If there is anything more true, we live in a changing world. And while Duterte is a refreshing political personality for the Philippines, he did not invent change, It is part of humanity and the world we live in.

As the “war against terrorists” in Marawi City under martial law conditions in Mindanao enters its fifth week, a grave humanitarian crisis looms. Meantime, conflicting signals from President Duterte and the Armed Forces of the Philippines continue to baffle the public.

I have just been handed by my bank a new ATM card, now EMV enabled, and asked to surrender my old one. I must confess that, though I was marginally aware of the efforts from the bank itself to bring in my “old” ATM, I was in no particular hurry to do so. All of that changed when this latest BPI-BDO-Security Bank glitch-fest or deactivation of automated services happened just days apart.

Happy Pride Week to all and tomorrow will be the annual LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Pride March. In celebration of this, I would like to talk about gayspeak, culling from remarks I delivered at the International Queer Politics Conference held at the University of Amsterdam a few years ago.