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Caloocan cops again*

Caloocan cops again*

CONTROVERSY still hounds members of the Caloocan City Police as several cops were relieved from their posts recently for their involvement in the killing of a shirtless man during an operation. The 32-year-old Mario Balagtas and two other men were outside a hardware store when Caloocan lawmen accosted them for being shirtless in public. Balagtas ran to his rented room […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Palpak na bakuna?*

Palpak na bakuna?*

MARAMI ang naalarma nang pumutok ang balita na posibleng nanganganib ang mga estudyante ng pampublikong paaralan na naturukan ng bakuna laban sa dengue. Sino nga ba ang hindi kakabahan matapos magpahayag ang Sanofi Pasteur na manufacturer ng bakunang Dengvaxia na hindi ito dapat iturok sa mga estudyante na hindi pa tinatamaan ng dengue virus dahil puwede itong maging sanhi ng […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Filipino Time*

Filipino Time*

TAYONG mga Filipino ay napupuna dahil sa ating palagiang pagiging huli sa ating  mga appointment o schedule. Ito ang dahilan kaya nabansagan ang pagiging huli natin sa mga lakaran na “Filipino Time.” Subalit hindi naipaliliwanag ng bansag na ito ang dahilan ng ating kakaibang pagbibigay halaga sa oras o panahon na ikinasusuya ng hindi lamang iilan, lalo na yung mga […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · Opinions
Duterte vs Sison heats up*

Duterte vs Sison heats up*

THE word war between President Rodrigo Duterte and his former professor, Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison, continues to heat up. Sison accused Duterte of lying about his intention to create a coalition government with communist and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) guerrillas if he is elected president. This came out in a report in a […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 1 comment · Opinions
Goyo*

Goyo*

NGAYONG ika 2 ng Disyembre ay ang ika 118 anibersaryo ng kamatayan ni Gregorio Del Pilar sa Pasong Tirad. Nasawi ang batang heneral sa Pasong Tirad habang binibigyan ng panahon ang kanyang padron na si Emilio Aguinaldo na makalayo mula sa mga humahabol na sundalong Amerikano kahit malinaw pa sa sikat ng araw na winaldas niya (Aguinaldo) ang pagkakataon para […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · Opinions
Pagbabalik ng drug war sa PNP*

Pagbabalik ng drug war sa PNP*

KUNG may natutuwa man ay marami ang nababahala sa balita na balak ibalik ni President Rodrigo Duterte sa Philippine National Police ang pangangasiwa sa kanyang kampanya laban sa droga. Nangangamba sila dahil mula nang masimulan ang giyera ng Pangulo sa iligal na droga nitong nakalipas na taon ay naging kontrobersyal ito sa dami ng mga nasawing suspek. May mga nagsasabi […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Angels in real life*

Angels in real life*

SOME people believe that angels appear in many forms at the most unexpected time, especially when their help is needed most. This could be true for Angeline Fernando who recently fell onto the tracks of the Metro Rail Transit just as the train was pulling out of the Ayala Station. The accident resulted in the loss of her arm. The […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Bayaning pulis*

Bayaning pulis*

MAY mga pulis man na dapat kainisan dahil sa pang-aabuso sa kapangyarihan at paggawa ng katiwalian ay may mga kabaro rin sila na tunay na maipagmamalaki ng sambayanan. Patunay na rito ang kabayanihan na ipinakita nina PO3 Cyril Gobis ng Sta. Cruz Municipal Police Station ng Laguna Police Provincial Office at PO2 Joselito Lantano ng Police Security and Protection Group […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 1 comment · Opinions
Will China ever change?*

Will China ever change?*

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China have finally agreed to carry out negotiations for an effective code of conduct on the disputed South China Sea. Leaders of ASEAN and China have agreed to start the talks based on the framework approved by the foreign ministers last August. The negotiations, which will reportedly begin in March 2018 in Vietnam, […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Walang puknat ang iligal na sugal*

Walang puknat ang iligal na sugal*

SA WAKAS ay umaksyon ang National Capital Region Police Office noong nakaraang Miyerkules at hinuli ang saklaan sa Malibay, Pasay City na pinatatakbo ni Rom Bakla. Gayunman, sa Pasay ay patok na patok ang iligal na sugal sa Pilapil Street, Humildad Street, Maricaban area, Malibay area, Santo Niño area, Pasay Boulevard, Muñoz Street, Estrella Street at Maginhawa Street. Bukod sa […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Drugs in prison*

Drugs in prison*

THE government may have been too engrossed in stopping the proliferation of illegal drugs inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) and has failed to address the possibility that the problem concerning narcotics may exist in other penitentiaries. Combined forces from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Philippine National Police’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and the Bureau of Corrections […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 1 comment · Opinions
Iligal na sugal namamayagpag*

Iligal na sugal namamayagpag*

PATULOY nga ba na kumakalat ang iligal na sugal nang hindi man lang nalalaman ng matatapang at magigiting nating kapulisan? Mahirap yata itong paniwalaan dahil batid naman ng lahat na matindi ang pang-amoy ng mga pulis kapag may iligal na aktibidad na nagaganap sa kanilang nasasakupan. Dito nga lang sa Pasay ay patok na patok ang iligal na sugal sa […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Terrorism to persist*

Terrorism to persist*

WITHOUT a doubt, a lot of people, particularly our soldiers, are still in high spirits due to the government’s successful campaign to thwart the spread of terrorism in Marawi City. The remaining fighters of the Maute group, although supported by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), have crumbled like cookies with the deaths of Omar Maute and Abu […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Pagbangon*

Pagbangon*

HALOS isang linggo matapos ideklara ni President Duterte na malaya na ang Marawi City sa terorismo ay nagpahayag si Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana na nagwakas na ang 154 na araw ng pananakop ng Maute group na sinuportahan ng Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Ayon sa militar ay nasawi sa digmaan ang 920 terorista bukod pa sa mga bangkay […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 1 comment · Opinions
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Revisiting the October Revolution of 1917*

By John Wight, Sputnik News TO SOME the October Revolution of 1917 in Russia still stands, a hundred years on, as the single most important emancipatory event in human history. For such people it commands greater importance than the Reformation or the American and French revolutions preceding it, in that it went further than religious or political emancipation to engender social emancipation; and with it […]

by Admin· · 1 comment · Opinions
Hail to the Chief *

Hail to the Chief *

DESPITE earlier differences of opinion with President Rodrigo Duterte, the United States hailed the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for killing terrorist leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute. As an ally, the US supported the military’s counter terrorism efforts in Mindanao by providing intelligence, surveillance, and technical assistance. It has also donated at least P730 million or $14.21 million […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Walang tiwala*

Walang tiwala*

IPINAGTANGGOL ni Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano sa isang press conference ang mga tagasuportang blogger na kanilang isinama sa biyahe sa New York para i-cover ang kanyang speech sa United Nations General Assembly. Kinumpirma rin niya na ginamit ang pera ng mga nagbabayad ng buwis para tustusan ang gastusin ng naturang mga blogger. Bakit kailangang sagutin ng gobyerno ang tranportasyon, […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 1 comment · Opinions
Labag sa batas ang plano ng pangulo na magtatag ng isang “revolutionary government” (Ikalawang bahagi)*

Labag sa batas ang plano ng pangulo na magtatag ng isang “revolutionary government” (Ikalawang bahagi)*

MALI at malisyosong ikinumpara ni Duterte ang kanyang plano na magtayo ng revolutionary government, na halatang bigla lamang niyang naisip, sa itinatag na revolutionary government noong 1986 ni dati at yumaong Pangulong Corazon Aquino dahil iyon ay resulta ng pagpapatalsik ng taong bayan sa isang diktadura. Bukod dito, ang revolutionary government ni Ginang Aquino ay isang transition o pansamantalang paraan […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Revolutionary government *

Revolutionary government *

MANY people are alarmed by President Rodrigo Duterte’s warning that he plans to establish a revolutionary government to counter a supposed destabilization plot. Many question this reasoning after his own defense secretary, Delfin Lorenzana, doubts whether such a plot even exists.       To be honest, this sows confusion. What destabilization plot is the President talking about? And why […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Labag sa batas ang plano ng pangulo na magtatag ng isang “revolutionary government” (Unang bahagi)*

Labag sa batas ang plano ng pangulo na magtatag ng isang “revolutionary government” (Unang bahagi)*

ANG banta ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte kamakailan na magtatayo siya ng isang “revolutionary government” para umano’y mapangalagaan ang kanyang administrasyon laban sa mga tinawag niyang “destabilizers” ay malinaw na labag sa 1987 Constitution dahil wala itong probisyon para sa pagtatatag nito. Nilagyan ng maraming proseso ang Saligang Batas para mapangalagaan ang pamahalaan o legal na mabago ang istraktura nito kung […]

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