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The Federalist of Mindanao: 83 Years Ahead of His Time

It does not take a multitude of men to foresee the future and to know what is right. It only takes one.

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Article II: The Soul of the Nation

(A Comparison of Article II or the Declaration of Principles and State Policies under the 2018 Draft Constitution of the Consultative Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution and under the 1987 Constitution) The true essence and identity of a republican nation can be found in its written constitution. And for me, her soul can be […]

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I Am Fed Up

Who could have thought that one day I will finally take my debate proposition to the stage of the nation and beyond my university’s podium? Whether or Not the Philippines Should Shift to Federalism. And get the chance to argue for the affirmative side not based on draw lots but based on a choice of […]

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Speeches

FULL TEXT OF THE STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS (SONA) OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE

[Delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City | 23 July 2018] Kindly sit down. Thank you for your courtesy. Senate President Vicente Sotto III and the members of the Senate; House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and the members of the House of Representatives; Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo; […]

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Digital Cities PH Awards for Best Practices in eGovernance for LGUs

Speech for the Launching of the Digital Cities Philippines Awards for Best Practices in eGovernance for LGUs on July 20, 2018 at Novotel, Manila Good evening, fellow digital champions, movers, and shakers with special mention to the men and women in this room who believes that the strength of this country lies in the sum of […]

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Travels

Lantawan

There are many reasons to take a long drive to Sitio Lantawan, Barangay Guimbalaon, Silay City, Province of Negros Occidental. Aside from an amazing scenery along the way from Bacolod or Talisay, as you anticipate a breath taking view when you reach your destination – you will be rewarded with pure and fresh air, really […]

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My Journey as an Eisenhower Fellow

 (Summary of My Eisenhower Fellowship written on July 2, 2012 and Published in Negros Weekly in 2012 Divided into 3 Parts)  INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY (Part 1) Why am I an Eisenhower Fellow? This was the question that kept me going for the last seven weeks. Not “what is Eisenhower Fellowships?” nor “what I can I […]

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Bacolod, Negros Occidental Target 10,000 O&O jobs by 2010  

  (Note: This was the Press Release issued to local media on November 18, 2007. Bacolod ended the year 2010 with 11,000 ICT-enabled jobs) About a hundred stakeholders coming from the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, government, academe, business, real estate and the media committed to generate at least 10,000 offshore and outsourcing (O […]

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PUBLISHED DRAFT CONSTITUTION OF THE CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE 1987 CONSTITUTION

PUBLISHED DRAFT CONSTITUTION OF THE CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE 1987 CONSTITUTION PREAMBLE We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Almighty God, to build a permanent and indissoluble nation and establish a just, humane, united, and progressive society under a government that shall embody our shared ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, […]

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CONVERGENCE 2009

Speech of ATTY. JOCELLE BATAPA-SIGUE for CONVERGENCE 2009 delivered on SEPTEMBER 11, 2009 as CHAIR of the  Bacolod-Negros Occidental Federation for ICT (BNEFIT) Bacolod City topped in the criterion of business environment with a score of 96 percent among the Ten Next Wave Cities Scorecard Ranking” of the Commission on Information and Communication Technology (CICT), […]