World & Nation

Why Filipinos would rather live in sin than seek to legally dissolve a nonworking marriage, or why the Philippines desperately needs a divorce law

The Philippines is the only country in the world – outside of the Vatican, which has only about 30 women citizen/residents – that does not allow divorce. Many married Filipinos live in sin and illicitly when they separate and one or both ‘remarries’ outside the law. Only Filipinos who are Muslim can legally divorce under Philippine law.

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What makes Metropolitan Manila traffic so congested, and what can be done to fix it

You’re in Makati. It is 1:00 PM. You have a 3:00 PM appointment in Parañaque – a mere twenty kilometers from where you are. You get in your car and drive to your appointment. Because the traffic is so bad, it takes you 2-1/2 hours to get to your destination. You miss your appointment. Don’t curse – you’re in Metro Manila!

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Why Donald Trump cannot be the leader of a diverse society: he is racist, violent, misogynous, xenophobic, egotistic, and a megalomaniac

When he started out his campaign for the presidency early this year, Trump referred to undocumented immigrants from Mexico as “rapists” and “criminals” and promised – if elected president – to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. He also called for a “complete stop to Muslims entering the United States.”

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As he lost his bid to be president, Jojo Binay will likely lose a lot of unexplained wealth - and serve jail time to boot

His son Junjun and wife Elenita – both similarly accused of plunder, graft, and corruption - may end up with a similar fate

Immediately following his election as vice president on May 10, 2010, Jejomar “Jojo” Binay – who was born Jesus Jose Cabauatan Binay – was a sure bet to be the sixteenth president of the Philippines six year later, in 2016. Binay announced his bid for the presidency – and started organizing and actively campaigning for the post – just days after being sworn in as vice president on June 30, 2010. At the time – and for quite a while – Jojo Binay was the man to beat for president in 2016.

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Self-styled executioner, blabber-mouth Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte might - after all - be good for the Filipino people

Rodrigo 'Digong' Duterte

In a previous post (Why Filipinos must not. . . , Feb. 16, 2016), I suggested that Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte was “an egomaniac who believes himself to be above the law” and whose “delusions of personal greatness will eventually bloat” causing him to “become a dictator.” President-elect Duterte has proven otherwise.

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America, Beware! Donald Trump is a dangerous person who fits the profile of a mobster more than anything else

He talks like a thirteen-year-old schoolyard bully: “Bernie Sanders is lying when he says his disruptors aren’t told to go to my events. Be careful, Bernie, or my supporters will go to yours!”

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A threat to the people: Manny the boxer who condemns homosexuals as “worse than animals” and non-Evangelical Protestants as “hell-bound” now wants to be a Senator of the Republic

Manny The Missionary

Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao, currently an elected member of the Philippine House of Representatives, is running to be a Senator of the Republic. Is he qualified? Is he mentally and emotionally fit for such high public office?

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