The Philippines Is More Important Than Many Filipinos Realize
hope that the recently concluded Asean Summit in Manila and President
Rodrigo Duterte's meetings with world leaders has opened his eyes to the
pivotal role the Philippines must play in the region and the world ...
The Philippines Is No Longer a Christian Society
first loyalty should be to God and not to political or economic
interests and much less to evil, powerful people who engage in all kinds
of demonic activities. How was it that so many church-going German
Catholics and other Christians gave their support and loyalty to Hitler,
a murderous tyrant ...
Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge to Organize U.S. Opposition to Marcos
have crossed the Golden Gate Bridge more than 100 times in the 46 years
that I have lived in San Francisco but my most memorable crossing
occurred 45 years ago this past week when I rode in a 4-car convoy for a
weekend retreat at Camp Arequipa, a girl scout camp in Fairfax, Marin
County. There were about 20 of us, young Filipino activists from all
over the U.S. ...
President Duterte Will Most Likely End as a Failure
Filipinos have to learn that in a properly functioning democracy, there
are no shortcuts, no quick and easy way of doing things, no
miracles—only hard work and constant vigilance. We said as much in an
early editorial and we want to stress that point again today in light of
the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by the late
dictator Ferdinand Marcos ...
US Pinoys Call for Prayers to the Blessed Mother for Protection from
pictures have now exposed to the world China's secret immoral rushed
construction of extensive military bases, runways and stations in seven
different areas deep inside the Philippines' UN defined 200 mile
Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Massive fortified buildings and runways
are at advance stages of construction in expanded reefs and islands ...
Duterte’s Timeframe Just Went From Six Months to More Than Six Years
candidate Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign promise during the 2016 election
was that he would need just six months to eradicate the drug problem in
the country. Then as president on September 2016 he admitted that he
would need another six months to achieve that goal
Free Education? Not So Fast Mr. President
President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that grants free
tuition to students in state-run colleges and universities. Called the
Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act of 2017, the new law,
Republic Act (RA) No. 10931, left it to lawmakers and government
executives to figure out a way to fund it, for the 2018-2019 school year
Why Is There No July 12 Philippine National Sovereignty Day Celebration
Rodrigo Duterte won the most votes among US overseas Filipino voters in
the May 2016 elections partly due to his strong showing in The Filipino
Channel (TFC) special town hall forum on the Philippine elections held
on May 1, 2016 and presented to a TV audience of 250,000 cable
subscribers. At this town hall forum, representatives from all the
presidential candidates passionately presented their candidates' views
on a variety of topics and were cheered on by their supporters dressed
festively in the political colors of their candidates ..."
Ex-President Aquino’s Dilemma Could Be President Duterte’s As Well
Ombudswoman Conchita Carpio-Morales just filed criminal charges against
former president Benigno Aquino III for the blotched military operation
commonly known as the Mamasapano Massacre. Former Philippine National
Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima and former Director Getulio
Napeñas of the Special Action Force (SAF) were likewise charged along
with Aquino. The three headed the 2015 police operation codenamed Oplan
Exodus where 44 SAF police officers were killed by the combined rebel
Chinese Missiles and Fighter Jets Soon Based at Panganiban Reef Just
West of Palawan
According to the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI), a
Washington-based think tank, and a part of the Center for Strategic and
International Studies (CSIS), China has upgraded its facilities in
Panganiban Reef (Mischief Reef), Fiery Cross Reef, and Subi Reef.
According to the June 19, 2017 AMTI report, China is continually
“expanding its already substantial communications and radar capabilities
on the artificial islands. A very large antennae array is being
installed on a small outpost at the southern side of Mischief Reef ..."
President Rodrigo Duterte Can Still Do the Right Thing
a recent article in Asia Times, William Pesek a Tokyo-based journalist
and former columnist for Barron’s and Bloomberg noted that President
Rodrigo Duterte might be “shooting the 100 million-person (Philippine)
nation in the proverbial foot?” with his bloody war on drugs, instead of
continuing to improve the economy he inherited from former President
Benigno Aquino—“an economy on the ascendancy – from weak link to
investment-grade growth star in just six years” ...
Why Xi Jinping Threatened War If the Philippines Drills for Oil
nothing Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has said or will say
carries any shock value anymore, his surprising announcement on May 19
caused seismic tremors. At a Manila press conference on that day, Pres.
Duterte disclosed that while attending the “One Belt, One Road” summit
in Beijing on May 15, Chinese Premier China Xi Jinping warned him that
there would be war if the Philippines tried to enforce a United Nations
arbitration ruling and drill for oil in the West Philippine Sea ...
Philippine Congressman warns of Duterte dictatorship, pleads for
Congress to convene
Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat has expressed serious concern that
President Rodrigo Duterte is dangerously close to becoming a dictator
and it may just happen without Congress doing its constitutional role to
be a check against abuses by any other equal branch of government ...
Martial Law in the Philippine South
on a state visit to Russia, President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial
law in Mindanao in response to a string of attacks by a band of
terrorists known as the Maute group. During a press conference on his
arrival back in Manila, Duterte mentioned the killing and decapitation
of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief of Malabang, as well as
arson and fighting in the streets of Marawi ...
ATM Statement on Social Justice and Environmental Protection
Dominguez stated recently that the mining industry requires good
governance and transparency to ensure that it contributes to
development. We agree. That is why closing and suspending those mines
that violated the Mining Act (RA 7942) and other environmental laws were
necessary. Our alliance sincerely believes that the results of the
Mining Audit were credible ...
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