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Don’t surrender our rights*

Don’t surrender our rights*

PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperson Harry Roque said there will come a time when we will thank China for creating artificial islands in the West Philippine Sea which will eventually be ours if we can ask China to leave. As Roque himself pointed out, these will be ours if we can ask China to leave. But what if they don’t? These artificial islands, […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
The Deadly Rule of the American Oligarchs*

The Deadly Rule of the American Oligarchs*

By Russia Insider/Chris Hedges** “If we don’t … revolt, we will be herded into the abattoirs that tyrannies set up at the end of their existence.” Oligarchic rule, as Aristotle pointed out, is a deviant form of government. Oligarchs care nothing for competency, intelligence, honesty, rationality, self-sacrifice or the common good. They pervert, deform and dismantle systems of power to serve their immediate […]

by Admin· · 0 comments · Opinions
Mga nabakunahan tinututukan*

Mga nabakunahan tinututukan*

PATULOY na tinututukan ng gobyerno ang mga naturukan ng Dengvaxia laban sa dengue upang agad silang matulungan sakali mang magkaroon ng negatibong reaksyon sa kanilang katawan ang kontrobersyal na bakuna. Sa Mindanao nga lang ay 400 residente na karamihan ay mga bata ang nabakunahan ng Dengvaxia na nagmula sa bansang France. Ayon kay Health Assistant Secretary Abdullah Dumama ay magmumungkahi […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
RP’s Pivot to China*

RP’s Pivot to China*

Due to popular demand, Beyond Deadlines is reposting every Monday the still relevant articles of retired Armed Forces of the Philippines intelligence chief Brig. General Victor Corpus that appeared in his BD’s column, Views from the East. Oct. 26, 2016 PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s China trip may be the first shot fired to save the world from nuclear destruction. At least […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Sagot ay No sa Federalismo (Huling Bahagi)*

Sagot ay No sa Federalismo (Huling Bahagi)*

UNA sa lahat ay hayaan ninyong ibahagi ng Usaping Bayan ang isa sa mga unang sulatin ng inyong lingkod kaugnay sa panukalang pagkakaroon ng isang pederal na porma ng pamahalaan. Gayun man ay pagpaumanhinan ninyo na ito ay nakasulat sa wikang Ingles. (Huling Bahagi) Not a simple matter Another thing to consider is that changing the system will mess up […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Don’t  rush your decision*

Don’t rush your decision*

WE understand why the government issued a total deployment ban on Filipinos who want to work in Kuwait. President Rodrigo Duterte asked workers in Kuwait to return as he provided free flights for those who are distressed, given amnesty, and others who simply want to be repatriated. The President’s order to bring home distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) stemmed from […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Military Conflict Between East and West Has Never Been Closer*

Military Conflict Between East and West Has Never Been Closer*

By Sputnik News/John Wight RECENT events in Syria serve to illustrate the dire consequences of a unipolar world. They also provide further confirmation that international law now belongs to the realm of fiction when it comes to Washington and its allies, for whom exceptionalism is the natural order of things. There is compelling evidence to speculate that what is now being […]

by Admin· · 1 comment · Opinions
Hilakbot sa Dengvaxia*

Hilakbot sa Dengvaxia*

SAAN mang bahagi ng mundo ay hindi masisisi ang mga tao kung magkaroon sila ng hilakbot o matinding pangamba sa bakuna dahil hindi nakasisiguro ang sino man sa puwedeng maging epekto nito. Sa katunayan, umani ang gobyerno ng Africa ng masidhing galit mula sa publiko nang isailalim ang mga kabataan at may sapat na gulang na mga kababaihan sa puwersahang […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
“BATNA”: Better Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement

“BATNA”: Better Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement

Due to popular demand, Beyond Deadlines is reposting every Monday the still relevant articles of retired Armed Forces of the Philippines intelligence chief Brig. General Victor Corpus that appeared in his BD’s column, Views from the East. Oct. 18, 2016 IN negotiation, both parties have their respective “BATNA”, or what negotiators call“better alternative to a negotiated agreement”. This is the […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Sagot ay “No” sa Pederalismo (Ikaapat na Bahagi)*

Sagot ay “No” sa Pederalismo (Ikaapat na Bahagi)*

UNA sa lahat ay hayaan ninyong ibahagi ng Usaping Bayan ang isa sa mga unang sulatin ng inyong lingkod kaugnay sa panukalang pagkakaroon ng isang pederal na porma ng pamahalaan. Gayun man ay pagpaumanhinan ninyo na ito ay nakasulat sa wikang Ingles. (Karugtong) Beware Based on the foregoing, it is evident that the local government units have all the means […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · Opinions
Is Federalism the key?*

Is Federalism the key?*

SOME people believe that shifting the system of government from unitary to federalism is the key to addressing the perennial problems of the country, especially on issues of governance and distribution of funds. Most administrative powers and resources currently belong to the national government and Malacañang decides on how much would be given to the local government units. Sometimes, governors […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Sagot ay “No” sa Pederalismo (Ikatlong Bahagi)*

Sagot ay “No” sa Pederalismo (Ikatlong Bahagi)*

UNA sa lahat ay hayaan ninyong ibahagi ng Usaping Bayan ang isa sa mga unang sulatin ng inyong lingkod kaugnay sa panukalang pagkakaroon ng isang pederal na porma ng pamahalaan. Gayun man ay pagpaumanhinan ninyo na ito ay nakasulat sa wikang Ingles. (Karugtong) Consequently, according to fellow Beyond Deadlines writer, former Senator Jose Lina, in his Sagot Kita Bayan column which […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Pangamba sa bakuna*

Pangamba sa bakuna*

UNTI-UNTING lumalawak ang pangamba ng maraming mamamayan sa iba’t ibang uri ng bakuna bunga ng kontrobersyal na Dengvaxia laban sa dengue na sinisisi ng ilan sa pagkasawi ng ilang mga bata. Maraming magulang ang tumatanggi ngayon na ipabakuna ang kanilang mga anak laban sa polio, chicken pox, tetano at iba pang mga sakit. Pero hindi rin naman sila masisisi dahil […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
EDCA and VFA: Are they good for RP?*

EDCA and VFA: Are they good for RP?*

Due to popular demand, Beyond Deadlines is reposting every Monday the articles of retired Armed Forces of the Philippines intelligence chief Brig. General Victor Corpus that appeared in his BD’s column, Views from the East. Oct. 12, 2016 WHEN maverick Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago was alive, she fought for the scrapping of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) as well […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Sagot ay “No” sa Pederalismo (Ikalawang Bahagi)*

Sagot ay “No” sa Pederalismo (Ikalawang Bahagi)*

UNA sa lahat ay hayaan ninyong ibahagi ng Usaping Bayan ang isa sa mga unang sulatin ng inyong lingkod kaugnay sa panukalang pagkakaroon ng isang pederal na porma ng pamahalaan. Gayun man ay pagpaumanhinan ninyo na ito ay nakasulat sa wikang Ingles. (Karugtong) Let us take a look and try to understand… ….With the passage into law of the 1991 […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
When Death comes knocking*

When Death comes knocking*

THE return of “Oplan Tokhang” or “knock and plead campaign” of the Philippine National Police  last Monday was peaceful. PNP-National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Oscar Albayalde clarified that police operatives in the new Tokhang tagged as “tokhangers” may not arrest suspected drug dependents but only urge them to seek medical help. Drug dependents could proceed to the police […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Sagot ay “NO” sa Pederalismo…*

Sagot ay “NO” sa Pederalismo…*

UNA sa lahat ay hayaan ninyong ibahagi ng Usaping Bayan ang isa sa mga unang sulatin ng inyong lingkod kaugnay sa panukalang pagkakaroon ng isang pederal na porma ng pamahalaan. Gayun man ay pagpaumanhinan ninyo na ito ay nakasulat sa wikang Ingles. The argument The main argument against the current “centralized system” of the Philippine government is that the permissible […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · Opinions
Kuwalipikasyon, dinastya at halalan*

Kuwalipikasyon, dinastya at halalan*

SA PAGDAAN ng mga taon ay kung anu-anong pagbabago ang pilit na ipinapasok ng mga pulitiko sa ating mga batas at Konstitusyon. Pero ang pinakapayak at pinakamahalaga marahil na punto sa mga nagnanais tumakbo para maging opisyal ng gobyerno tungkol sa kanilang kuwalipikasyon ay hindi napapansin ng marami. Mabuti naman at binigyan ng pansin ni dating Senate President Aquilino Pimentel […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Desperate moves *

Desperate moves *

TO MANY people, several members of the House of Representatives appear to be desperate in their attempts to amend the 1987 Constitution. House members have been criticized time and again for proposing amendments to the Constitution without the Senate since senators have refused to join them in a Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass). However, several congressmen believe that if they finalize a […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Pansariling kapakinabangan*

Pansariling kapakinabangan*

NOON pa man ay sinasabi ko na maraming magagandang puntos ang pagpapalit ng sistema ng gobyerno sa pamamagitan ng charter change (cha-cha) tungo sa pederalismo na hindi naman dapat balewalain. Pero lalo sana itong magsisilbing kapani-paniwala kung hindi nakikita ang term extension o pagpapalawig ng panunungkulan na hangarin ng mga nagsusulong nito. Sa katunayan, mas magiging maayos ang pagtanggap ng […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Why China built its little islands…*

Why China built its little islands…*

THERE are two main reasons why China built those artificial islands in the South China Sea and took control of Scarborough Shoal: 1. To prevent the US from using the Manila Trench to approach China’s east coast with its Ohio Class nuclear strike submarines (SSGNs) that can conduct a first nuclear strike against China. The Manila Trench is the only […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 5 comments · Opinions
Mafia in DoH?*

Mafia in DoH?*

IS THERE any truth to the issue that there are “mafia-like operations” happening inside the Department of Health (DoH)? The disclosure came from Doctor Francis Cruz, a former consultant to the DoH, who revealed names of past and present officials who allegedly benefited from the government’s dengue vaccine program worth Php3.5 billion. Cruz named 12 current officials and four past […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Ipagtanggol ang Kalayaan sa Pamamahayag*

Ipagtanggol ang Kalayaan sa Pamamahayag*

MARIING kinokondena ng Usaping Bayan ang lumalabas na pagtatangka ng mga nasa poder na patayin o supilin ang Kalayaan sa Pamamahayag sa pamamagitan ng kung tawagin noon ni dating Senador Rodolfo Biazon ay “legal gobbledegook.” Wala sa loob ng vacuum ang pamamahayag kaya dapat nating maunawaan na may konteksto ang desisyon ng Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) kamakailan na tanggalan […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Handa ba tayo sa pederalismo?*

Handa ba tayo sa pederalismo?*

NAPAKAINIT na isyu ngayon kung dapat bang palitan ang sistema ng ating gobyerno mula unitary tungo sa pederalismo. Ano ba talaga ang pederalismo? Ito ay uri ng gobyerno kung saan ang kapangyarihan ay nahahati sa central government at sa mga estado o rehiyon. Ang atensyon ng national government ay nakatutok lang sa mga pambansang interes tulad ng foreign policy at […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 1 comment · Opinions
Ang Pista ng Itim na Nazareno at ang pananampalataya nating mga Pilipino*

Ang Pista ng Itim na Nazareno at ang pananampalataya nating mga Pilipino*

BILANG isang Kristiyanong bansa ay taon-taon nating ipinagdiriwang ang Kapistahan ng Itim na Nazareno ng Quiapo. Isa itong malakihang pagdiriwang na dinadaluhan ng milyon-milyong deboto. Katulad ng ating mala-pagano na paggunita ng Mahal na Araw, ang magulong prosisyon ng Itim ng Nazareno sa paligid ng Basilica ng Quiapo ay malinaw na impluwensiyado ng ating paganong nakaraan kaya ang pagdiriwang nating […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · Opinions