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Category: Politiko Magazine

Kathryna Yu-Pimentel: A true inspiration for all Filipinas

As we celebrate International Women’s Month, we’re reminded of the immense contributions women have made in shaping our society into a better place. While we still have much ground to cover in attaining gender equality, we pay homage to these amazing women, the trailblazers who paved the way for the present.

We will make Healthy Buhay at Hanapbuhay possible for all Pinoys

Senator Risa Hontiveros is determined to prove once again that nothing is impossible when one is fighting for good causes, as she tirelessly works for reforms to protect women, the youth and Filipino families, create better jobs and improve health services across the nation.

Duterte Legacy: From Tatay Digong to Inday Sara

Six years ago, Rodrigo Roa Duterte was proclaimed 16th President of the Philippines. On June 30, 2022, as he stepped down from position, his daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio took oath as the 15th Vice President of the country. Both Dutertes seem to have a lot in common – both former Davao City mayors, lawyers, and last-minute candidacy filers, despite saying they wouldn’t run for a national position.

President Marcos on his first 100 days in office

Among his notable election platforms were to reduce the price of rice to P20 per kilo, improve the pandemic response, pursue a war on drugs focused on prevention and rehabilitation, promote inclusive education, and create more jobs. A hundred days after his inauguration on June 30, 2022, where is Marcos on his vow to give Filipinos better lives?

Woman of Steel

There’s not just one incident that will bear out that Ria Christina Fariñas is a woman of steel.

Voice in the Wilderness

The free market of ideas is one of the foundations of a true democracy. There is, after all, no monopoly of rationality or, for that matter, foolishness.

What I would say if I were president

Seven thousand dead into the government’s war on drugs, still the drug trade continues. One presidential threat after another has not diminished the trade.

‘Politics is a vocation’

I grew up loathing politics down to the core primarily because of the bad example shown by many politicians. I thought politics in this country is so filthy that it’s irreversible and beyond redemption.

The Man with a Plan

EVEN AT A YOUNG AGE, RUFFY BIAZON knew what genuine public service meant. The youngest child of former Senator and former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Rodolfo Biazon and Monserrat Bunoan, Ruffy saw how his father served the country, first in the AFP as a decorated soldier, then later in the Philippine Congress as a three-term senator and two-term representative.