Category: Opinion

LETTERS FROM DAVAO: Conflict on contentious issues

By Jun Ledesma I cannot understand why there is so much brouhaha over the statements of Cabinet members on some contentious issues in the draft constitution. While there are quarters who said that Cabinet members should have taken their stand on the draft constitution in an executive session with the President, airing their views in ...

LETTERS FROM DAVAO: Attack on Cusi reveals more

By Jun Ledesma There’s another variety of wrecking crew that hounds the Duterte government. They’re the more virulent variety in that they had been unleashed by interest groups or individuals who feel there are officials in the government today that cannot be persuaded to follow their biddings. I have written about these creeping threats that ...

LETTERS FROM DAVAO: Spooking Federalism

By Jun Ledesma PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte wants to perpetuate himself in power. When former Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was installed Speaker of the House of Representatives, another tale was conjured: She will return to power. These are among the scare tactics of those who oppose the change of the present unitary form of government ...

LETTERS FROM DAVAO: Ending neo-feudalism

By Jun Ledesma I do not buy this crap being peddled by those who argue against Federalism that the poorest regions today will be suffering in deprivation if government system is changed. The fact is they have been deprived under the present system for several decades in what can only be be described as a ...

LETTERS FROM DAVAO: The dawning of a new era

By Jun Ledesma What an outrageous fortune. In the echelon of power the Speaker of the House is not too far away from the Presidency and wields vast powers among these as custodian of the purse and, in the language of Rep. Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez himself, can impeach a President. For Davao City Mayor Inday ...

LETTERS FROM DAVAO CITY: A year that was and Federalism

By Jun Ledesma You cannot suppress the truth, neither can you twist it. Even ABS-CBN has to buckle down from being the lead institution that bedevils the Duterte administration, given its sheer dominance of the radio and broadcast industry, and came out with its assessment of the first two-year reign of the much belittled leader ...

LETTERS FROM DAVAO: Not all is well in Boracay

By Jun Ledesma Boracay will soon be opened and that indeed sounds like an encouraging news. There were directive issued and those which can easily be accomplished had been done. How much of what were supposed to be achieved to this day begs some answers. Labor Sec. Bebot Bello had provided adequate assistance to those ...

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