COMING SOON: New Duterte biography to be released

Writer, researcher, and freelance journalist Earl Parreño has finished writing a biography of President Rodrigo Duterte. (Bernard Testa)

A new biography of Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte will soon be released, its author Earl Parreño said.

The biography “will not demonize him but at the same time, it won’t pass him off as a saint because he’s not,” Mr. Parreño said during an interview.

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The accidental witness

There are no accidents.

That’s one of several things I learned during the Global Road Safety Seminar I was lucky enough to attend in Nairobi early this year.

Which is to say that yes, road crashes aren’t exactly accidents at all. To a greater or lesser degree, they are results of personal, cultural, and institutional neglect.
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