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THE CORNER ORACLE
Doing right by the D&E
by Andrew J. Masigan - May 18, 2022 - 12:00am
The D&E socioeconomic classes were Marcos’ strongholds in this election.
The cancer of disinformation
by Andrew J. Masigan - May 11, 2022 - 12:00am
The deed is done. Our votes are cast and all we have to do now is wait for the final tally.
Know them by the company they keep
by Andrew J. Masigan - May 4, 2022 - 12:00am
Johann Wolfgang von Goeth once said, “Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are.”
Why most dynasties oppose a Robredo presidency
by Andrew J. Masigan - April 27, 2022 - 12:00am
Dynasties monopolize political and economic power in both the local and national spheres. Is it unfair?
Gibo, Leila, Risa & Samira
by Andrew J. Masigan - April 20, 2022 - 12:00am
Three weeks ago, I started a series  where I named my senatorial choices and the reasons why they deserve our vote.
Defections towards unity
by Andrew J. Masigan - April 13, 2022 - 12:00am
The Visayas chapter of the Ikaw Muna Pilipinas Group formally announced their shift of support from Isko Moreno to VP Leni Robredo. This follows a spate of defections towards VP Leni’s camp by a growing number...
Long overdue laws finally passed
by Andrew J. Masigan - April 6, 2022 - 12:00am
On the eleventh hour of Mr. Duterte’s presidency, we were gifted with four new laws, all of which are long overdue but highly favorable.
The prequel to Putin’s war
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 30, 2022 - 12:00am
We’ve all seen the horrid images of military aggression… of attacks against civilians.… of destruction of properties… of separation of families… of death.
Chel, Dick & Luke
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 23, 2022 - 12:00am
A strong democracy is one where the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government share equal powers, with one counter-balancing the other.
The consequences of electing China’s candidate
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 16, 2022 - 12:00am
The Stratbase Institute recently organized a briefing with war expert and author, Elbridge Colby. Colby was the US Assistant Secretary of Defense responsible for defense strategies, armed forces development and...
On Google Trends and presidential surveys
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 9, 2022 - 12:00am
Presidential surveys and Google Trends tell different stories. Surveys give us a snapshot of where candidates stand at the time the survey was conducted. Google Trends, on the other hand, foretells election outcomes...
Child nutrition and education – a national emergency
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 2, 2022 - 12:00am
We must face the uncomfortable truth our children are the region’s most unhealthy and most educationally challenged with the lowest IQ among their regional peers.
Understanding the SWS survey and the early Marcos lead
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 23, 2022 - 12:00am
Presidential surveys from reputable pollsters tell more than just the poll leaders. If one examines the full report, you will find a wealth of data, not the least of which are the reasons why certain candidates trend...
Ping Lacson’s leadership plan
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 16, 2022 - 12:00am
This is a continuation of a series where I put the spotlight on each presidential candidate’s socio-economic plan. As of this writing, Robredo, Moreno, Lacson and Pacquiao have already published their respective...
Presidential agendas
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 9, 2022 - 12:00am
Presidential candidates with well-crafted socio-economic plans are those ready to hit the ground running with clarity of purpose.
Why we need a political reboot
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 2, 2022 - 12:00am
Fates of nations are determined by the quality of its leaders and the strength of its institutions.
Questions we must ask ourselves about Bongbong
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 26, 2022 - 12:00am
The right to vote for our president is a privilege. It is like being given a chance to choose our very own parents.
Dirty politics mars the PCCI
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 19, 2022 - 12:00am
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the country’s biggest business organization with some 1,900 members across the archipelago.
At what stage are we in this pandemic?
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 12, 2022 - 12:00am
It was a good Christmas season. With negligible COVID infections, people were more relaxed, less paranoid and moving about with relative normalcy again.
An open letter to Kyle, our waiter
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 5, 2022 - 12:00am
You will remember me as one of your customers at Terry’s Bistro. I was with a Canadian friend and we were talking politics all night.
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