President Duterte, Do Not Make Any Bilateral Agreements With China At
problem with us Filipinos is we seem to take every opportunity—to miss
an opportunity! Case in point: the recent ruling by the arbitral court
in the Hague where the judges hearing the case unanimously ruled in
favor of the Philippines. It has been only a week since the decision was
handed down yet it seems every Pinoy and his brother is itching for some
kind of bilateral agreement with China ...
China Loses! UN Tribunal Rules in Favor of Philippines
that China has been dealt a black eye by the arbitral tribunal in the
Hague, what will the Philippines do? Like it or not, the Philippines is
now front-and-center on this global issue. This case has been closely
followed by countries big and small, powerful and weak as this UN
tribunal's landmark ruling will guide the actions of countries for
decades—maybe even centuries—to come ...
The Killing of Cops in Dallas Tell Us That American Law Enforcement Must
seemingly unjustified killings by American police officers of minority
males—one in Minnesota and another in Louisiana, this past week—was the
main reason a gunman shot and killed five police officers and wounded
six others yesterday in downtown Dallas ...
Metro Manila Traffic Will Destroy the Philippines and Every Filipino
Shares the Blame
Manila, once the premier city in all of Southeast Asia is now a
"Hell-on-Earth" for the 12 million ill-fated souls forced to live in it.
The rapid movement of people and goods that epitomize a prosperous,
dynamic city is gone. The country's National Capital Region (NCR) is
dying and when it dies, it will take the entire country with it ...
Proud Filipinos Celebrate a Peaceful Transition of Power
everywhere need to take a bow. Not many countries in Asia—or the world
for that matter—can do what we just did: elect a new leader chosen by
the people. Thanks to the United States of America, despite its
shortcomings during and after our Commonwealth period, Americans
instilled in Filipinos the principles of democracy that have endured and
continue to grow stronger over the years ...
Anti-establishment Votes: Brexit and the 2016 Philippine Elections
often hear that there is wisdom in election results. After an election,
we say the people have spoken. And the majority of voters are usually
right—but not always. On occasion, voters make the wrong choice; even in
a country with a long democratic tradition like Great Britain. The
country that gave the world the Magna Carta, parliaments, and revered
academic institutions like Oxford and Cambridge, seems to have stumbled
this week when the majority of its citizens voted to leave the European
With Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines Got the President It Deserves
it or not the Philippines will have a new president by the end of the
month. As French philosopher, writer and lawyer Joseph de Maistre so
aptly put it over 200 years ago "In a democracy people get the leaders
they deserve." So thus Filipinos will soon get a taste of what it will
be like to live under a Rodrigo Duterte presidency ...
The Orlando Massacre Clearly Highlights America's Distorted Values
this point, it has clearly become an annoyance to watch the news and see
Americans contort themselves into a pretzel in anguish over the latest
mass killing in the United States. The anguish is genuine—there is no
doubt about that, but the gun-related rampages happen so frequently ...
It's What Happens After the Hague Tribunal Says the Philippines Won
Versus China, That Matters
a few weeks the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague will render
its decision on the case the Philippines brought against China. In all
likelihood the tribunal will rule in favor of the Philippines. For
starters this will reinforce the country's claim that Scarborough Shoal
(Panatag Shoal), which lies 220 km (137 mi) west of Palauig, Zambales,
is well within the Philippines' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) ...
Should Senator Trillanes be charged with treason for the loss of
a week after he received the most votes in the May 9 presidential
elections, “presumptive president-elect” Rodrigo Duterte accused Sen.
Antonio Trillanes IV of committing treason in 2012 when he engaged in
backchannel talks in Beijing with Chinese officials over the West
Philippine Sea ...
It Might be Back to the Dark Ages with the Duterte Plan to Reinstate the
to Deterte's choice for the next Speaker of the House, Incoming Davao
del Norte Representative Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez, they will definitely
bring back the death penalty to the Philippines. In a video interview
with local press, Alvarez noted that he is confident it can be done.
The NBN-ZTE Abalos Acquittal: An Opportunity for Duterte to Prove His
Mettle to Filipinos
can anyone forget the 2007 NBN-ZTE scandal. Where an ill-advised,
grossly overpriced broadband network with limited capability was almost
rammed down the throats of hapless Filipinos by the Arroyo
administration. A foolhardy endeavor that would have cost Filipino
taxpayers US$329 million.
Rodrigo Duterte Is the Next President of the Philippines
over ninety percent of the votes already tallied by the COMELEC's
Transparency Server, candidate Rodrigo Duterte enjoys a insurmountable
lead of more than 6 million votes over second-placer Mar Roxas. Duterte
wins by a landslide and will be the 16th president of the Philippines.
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