Tag Archives: Philippines

Opposing Rodrigo Duterte

A lot of people’s concerns focus on Donald Trump. As a Filipino American cartoonist, I’m also worried about the direction that Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is taking his country. As Duterte has taken steps to silence or intimidate his critics … Continue reading

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Groups Condemning Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines

There has been a lot of news lately comparing U.S. President Donald Trump to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. They have many personal qualities in common: both tend to be bullying in their public pronouncements and in their dealings with the … Continue reading

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Donald Trump, Rodrigo Duterte and the Autocratic Leader

A few days ago a friend sent me a link to an article describing how President-elect Donald Trump praised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s prosecution of his drug war and invited Duterte to the White House. Duterte has in turn praised … Continue reading

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Good Duterte, Bad Duterte

These past 2 months have been a real education experience for me about the Philippines political scene. At around that time, President Rodrigo Duterte began enacting his agenda and I’ve learned a lot about the issues that are important to … Continue reading

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Forming An Opinion on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

In the past few weeks, many people have asked my opinion on the new Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte. At first, I was embarrassed to tell them that I didn’t know much about Duterte. During the Philippine election season, I was … Continue reading

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A Talk in Stanford University by the Lumad Leaders – April 26, 2016

On April 26, 2016 attended a talk in Stanford University by indigenous community leaders from Mindanao on a historic tour of the United States to raise public awareness about the struggle for their human rights and ancestral land. These 5 … Continue reading

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Winning the Sigma Delta Chi Award

This week it was announced that I won the Sigma Delta Chi award for editorial cartoons for newspapers with a circulation of less than 100,000 readers. I have never won any awards for my cartoons before and am honored to … Continue reading

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