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Cong Corrales

Before joining the Gold Star Daily, Cong worked as the deputy director of the multimedia desk of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), and before that he served as a writing fellow of Vera Files. Under the pen name "Cong," Leonardo Vicente B. Corrales has worked as a journalist since 2008. Corrales has published news, in-depth, investigative and feature articles on agrarian reform, peace and dialogue initiatives, climate justice, and socio-economics in local and international news organizations, which which includes among others: Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business World, MindaNews, Interaksyon.com, Agence France-Presse, Xinhua News Wires, Thomson-Reuters News Wires, UCANews.com, and Pecojon-PH.

Pleasing personality

Cong Corrales . “We just say something as if it really makes sense. Like ‘legally drunk,’ leave the guy alone officer, he’s legally drunk.” – George Carlin, Jamming in New York   LET us discuss the recent ordinance our city council unanimously voted on which has sent lawyers reeling in ...

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Hunting fake news redux

Cong Corrales . “We have to shame these f****** ignorant bastards.” – Herbie Gomez, editor-in-chief, Gold Star Daily, on how to deal with purveyors of fake news   THERE has a resurgence, of sorts, of fake news posts lately. I say “of sorts” because I have already an app that ...

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T.G.I.F.

Cong Corrales “If a really stupid person becomes senile, how do you know?” -George Carlin   NOT that I didn’t expect it to happen but this administration’s supposedly best and brightest have gone bananas lately. Every single day, the functionaries of Digong Dada seem to be looking for spectacular ways ...

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Farmers camp out, demand Ayala payment

By CONG B. CORRALES Associate Editor FARMERS from Laguindingan town built a makeshift camp at the capitol grounds yesterday to air their demand for genuine land reform. Dubbed as “Kampuhan,” members of Tubajon Farmers’ Association (Tufa) and Moog Farmers’ Association (Mofa) also marched around the city to demand just compensation ...

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Memory lane

Cong Corrales A FEW days before my death, I was born. I died in mid-March of 1974 in Annex II of the then Northern Mindanao Regional Training Hospital. Doctors were only able to revive me after they “cut down” a major artery in my lower leg. I have so many ...

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‘Rebolusyon sa inyong baga’

Cong Corrales “There is no natural, spontaneous process to prevent destabilizing, inegalitarian forces from prevailing permanently.” – Thomas Piketty, The New Yorker   THIS administration and its minions have been bandying about lately the word “revolution” and its adjective form “revolutionary” like it is some kind of magic wand which ...

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Egay responds

Cong Corrales RECEIVING feedback has always been, to me, the thing that makes writing worthwhile. It completes the writing. Writing, after all, is communication, and feedback completes that cycle. For those who have been following “My Wit’s End” — yes, I’m talking to all 137 of you — I lent ...

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