American Pilots ‘Admire Their Russian Counterparts’ for Defeating Daesh

THE real Americans who fight wars admire their Russian counterparts and what they have done in Syria, Marine combat veteran Gordon Duff notes, adding that this story, however, remains neglected by the Western media. Russia’s military capabilities demonstrated during its air campaign in Syria caught International observers and military analysts by surprise. “What we saw in Syria was Russia […]


Philippine Green Groups Urge Candidates Not to Torture Trees

THE Philippines National Coalition to Save the Trees (NCST) and EcoWaste Coalition urged all election candidates to spare the trees for torture by not nailing campaign materials on them. In a joint statement, the EcoWaste Coalition and the (NCST) appealed to national and local candidates “not to commit torture on trees by nailing, pinning and […]


Obsolete Alliance: Why It is Time for US to Withdraw From NATO

EVIDENCE is mounting that the US commitment to NATO does not truly serve America’s best interests in the twenty-first century, Ted Galen Carpenter notes; he asks whether it is time for the United States to withdraw from the alliance. While NATO is preparing to celebrate its sixty-seventh anniversary in April, the time has come to question whether the […]


Sanders Slams ‘Obscene’ Hollywood Fundraiser for Clinton

SENATOR Bernie Sanders blasted Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton on Sunday over a pair of fundraisers, one of which she is charging $353,400 for two seats at a dinner table with herself and the Clooneys. Sanders spoke out calling the fundraisers, which are set to take place in April, “obscene.” © AP Photo/ Tom Lynn Clinton Rejects Debate […]


Gout: Forget the Purines; Skip the Sugar?

If gout runs in your family, you’ve probably heard the advice to pass on all the animal protein, which would make Paleo difficult at best. But actually, there’s more to the story: instead of blaming meat, we might want to take a hard look at sugar instead. What Is Gout? Gout is a very painful […]

Health News

Are chocolates sold in the Philippines safe from toxic cadmium and lead?

“Are chocolates sold in the Philippines safe from toxic cadmium and lead?” The Philippine based EcoWaste Coalition raises this concern after As You Sow, a US consumer health watchdog, last week reported finding higher than normal levels of cadmium and lead in 35 of 50 chocolate products tested, including Easter chocolate bunnies and eggs. “We […]

News Travel

Chinese tourists spend $215 billion overseas

A record-breaking $215 billion was spent by Chinese travelers abroad last year, 53 percent more than a year earlier, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).   Even with stock exchange turmoil and a slowing economy China overtook developed countries, including the United States both in cash spent on travelling and the number […]

IUS President Barack Obama trying to embrace Cuban President Raul Castro

Fidel Castro on Obama’s Visit: Cuba Can Do Without US ‘Gifts’

CUBA is a self-sufficient state that does not need gifts from Washington, former Cuban President and leader of the historic Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro said Monday. Castro’s remarks come after US President Barack Obama last week made a historic three-day visit to Cuba, the first by a US president since 1928.”We are able to produce food and material wealth we […]



Iglesia Filipina Independiente Obispado Maximo 1500 Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila, Philippines   ‘HE IS NOT HERE, HE IS RISEN!” (Luke 24:6) Christ is risen! Alleluia!  A joyous Easter to you, my brothers and sisters.  The Gospel according to Luke (Luke 24:1-12) narrates how the women who had gone to the tomb to finish the preparations […]


Pope Francis Kneels In Front of Refugees to Kiss Their Feet

WHILE the world tries to recover from the bloody terrorist attacks in Europe, Pope Francis has again demonstrated a sign of love and reconciliation between various religions, media reported. On Friday, the head of the Catholic Church knelt down in front of refugees who fought through every hardship to arrive in Italy, washing and kissing their feet. The move was meant […]


Untold Story of Syrian Coup: Who is Really Behind the Plot to Topple Assad?

THANKS to modern technologies one can easily reconstruct the story of Washington’s conspiracy aimed at destabilizing Syria by exploiting the country’s ethnic and religious divisions. In his recent Op-Ed for Russia Today Neil Clark, a journalist, writer, broadcaster and blogger, writes that former US Secretary of State Clinton’s emails as well as secret labels and reports provided by Wikileaks and […]


Naghihingalo ang ipinaglabang soberenya ni Sen. Jovito Salonga noong 1992*

TALAGANG inililim tayo ni Pangulong Benigno Simeon Aquino sa pantalon ng kanyang padron na si Tiyo Samuel matapos nitong makipagkasundo na hayaang magtayo ng limang base militar ang tiyuhin nating pakialamero sa ating bansa. Lalo ngayon magiging paurong ang ating Hukbong Sandatahan dahil imbes na tumindig sa sariling sikap ay tiyak na aasa na naman […]


Strange Bedfellows in Syria: What Washington Prefers Not to Speak Of

ALTHOUGH Washington has long been in denial and refused to admit that US-backed rebel groups were intermingled with al-Qaeda in Syria, the unpleasant truth has finally come to light, Gareth Porter notes. To the embarrassment of the Obama administration, it turns out that the CIA-armed and trained Syrian militants have long been colluding with al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front […]


Media Caught Focusing on Europe While Skipping Over Terrorism Elsewhere*

THE media hype sparked by terrorist attacks in Brussels has already raised concerns over possible moral hypocrisy. Thousands of people in Europe and across the world expressed their condolences to the victims of violent terrorist attacks. But even as historical landmarks in Europe were illuminated in the colors of the Belgian flag and sharing solidarity […]


Why Western Outrage Following the Brussels Terrorist Attacks Is Useless*

By Alexander Mercouris REPORTS of terrorist attacks in Brussels provoke bitter thoughts. These terrorist attack now happen in Europe with the regularity of clockwork. In 2015 Paris witnessed two. Now it is the turn of Brussels. The pattern of response to each of these terrorist attacks is always the same. Western governments express shock and outrage.  Security is tightened. The weeks pass […]


Philippines premier airport under tight security following terrorists attacks in Brussels

THE Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Wednesday places the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on heightened alert following the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels, the European Union’s capital. Security patrols at all of NAIA’s four terminals and its perimeters have been doubled, the MIAA said. The authorities added the deployed airport security personnel were […]


Europe gets burned playing with fire

By Finian Cunningham BRUSSELS, the administrative capital of Europe, was turned into a war zone after a series of deadly bomb blasts caused the city to shut down all transport links to the outside world. Zaventem International Airport was struck by two blasts during the early morning rush hour. An hour later, a metro station […]


Journey to the historic Mount Samat

TO MOTORCYCLE riders who are also history buffs, the Mt. Samat National Shrine is a cool place to visit. Situated near the top of Mt. Samat in Pilar, Bataan, the shrine is located 133 kilometers away from Metro Manila. This means lots of roads to ride on for Manileño motorcyclists yet it is not too far […]