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The fleeting nature of tolerance*

IN one of our almost daily trips to the beaches, I saw a fully clothed woman bathing on the water. It wasn’t a “burkini,” a swimsuit for women that conforms to Islamic traditions of modest dress. The woman was wearing three separate garments that covered her head, body and legs — exposing only her face and feet. For a moment, […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Opinions
What if US goes to war with China?*

What if US goes to war with China?*

SETH Cropsey, former deputy undersecretary of the US Navy under both President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush, wrote an editorial for The Hudson Institute predicting that war with China was inevitable. Cropsey called on the Obama administration to do everything necessary to limit China’s strength. He also indicated that their next president must compel China to respect international […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Abu Sayyaf nagbabala ng maraming pagsabog*

Abu Sayyaf nagbabala ng maraming pagsabog*

MATAPOS ang karumal-dumal na pagpapasabog sa night market sa Davao City noong Biyernes kung saan 14 na buhay ang nasawi at mahigit 70 tao ang sugatan, nagbabala ang Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) na marami pang susunod na pambobomba.   Ayon kay Abu Rami, tagapagsalita ng ASG, ang naganap daw sa Davao ay panawagan ng pagkakaisa para sa lahat ng mujahideen […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Namumulaklak ang Kalikasan*

Namumulaklak ang Kalikasan*

MASYADONG nagbabaga na ang mga balita ngayon hinggil sa droga sa Pilipinas. Naririyan din itong nalalapit na halalan sa Amerika – kanya-kanyang punahan ang bawat kampo. Ang mga giyerang nangyayari sa Middle East at ang problema sa terorismo’t mga refugees sa Europa ay walang tigil na nakikita sa TV o Facebook at iba pang social media. Nakalulungkot. Dahil dito dinadaanan […]

by Vics Magsaysay, Ph.D.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Geopolitics and Philippine Security (Part 3)*

Geopolitics and Philippine Security (Part 3)*

“Who rules East Europe controls the Heartland; who rules the Heartland controls the World Island; who rules the World Island controls the World”– Sir Halford Mackinder PARTIII: SCO in full Control of the Eurasian Heartland The New Normal (an emerging Organization in the Heartland).  But times have changed.  The series of strategic errors committed by the U.S. and its NATO […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Si Liza Maza di raw tunay na makamasa?*

Si Liza Maza di raw tunay na makamasa?*

TINATANONG ng marami sa mga nakausap natin na contractual na empleyado ng National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) kung talagang makamasa ang pinuno ng kanilang komisyon na si Liza Maza matapos silang sibakin nito mula sa kanilang ikinabubuhay na gawain. Epektibo raw sa katapusan ng buwan na ito ang kanilang pagkakatanggal sa trabaho. Hindi raw nila alam kung mula sa susunod na […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · Opinions
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The Ultimate 21st Century Choice; OBOR or War*

By Pepe Escobar, Sputnik News opinion writer The G20 meets in tech hub Hangzhou, China, at an extremely tense geopolitical juncture. China has invested immense political/economic capital to prepare this summit. The debates will revolve around the main theme of seeking solutions “towards an innovative, invigorated, interconnected and inclusive world economy.” G20 Trade Ministers have already agreed to lay down nine core principles for global investment. […]

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Congratulations Olympics Medalists*

Congratulations Olympics Medalists*

RIO Olympics, the world’s 31st Olympiad, left a legacy of being the first to be held in a Portuguese speaking Latin American country amidst an outbreak of the deadly Zika virus. The games was also marred by a local pollution issue and alleged doping of Rusian athletes. It was also where the United States earned its 1,000th gold medal, courtesy […]

by John Ambayec Gilbuena, Ll.B.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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The simplicity of reasons*

WE become what we read, says Teddy, the Philippine’s smartest man. The thought that this theory was true somehow scared me. Yes, I am a sort of a reader but not exactly an exemplary one. Elementary school years were mostly spent on reading textbooks and science manuals — reading materials that were aptly supplemented by an up-to-date hoard of Kislap, […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Opinions
Duterte expected to boost economy*

Duterte expected to boost economy*

DESPITE his unwavering and bloody war against illegal drug dealers and users, President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to give the Philippine economy a big boost through his business policies.   At this point, executives are applauding the Duterte administration’s focus on building new infrastructure which could spell the start of an economic boom.   Duterte also promised to destroy oligarchs, […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Battle royale for the city’s control, Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista vs. VM Joy Belmonte Alimurong?*

Battle royale for the city’s control, Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista vs. VM Joy Belmonte Alimurong?*

THE apparent attempt of Quezon City Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista to break the alleged iron grip hold of the Belmonte family over the city’s organs of power by fielding candidates close to him in the recent national elections is said to be the cause of a crisis that now threatens his leadership. Just nearly three months after the elections, Mayor […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Geopolitics and Philippine Security (Part 2)*

Geopolitics and Philippine Security (Part 2)*

“Who rules East Europe controls the Heartland; who rules the Heartland controls the World Island; who rules the World Island controls the World”– Sir Halford Mackinder PART II: U.S. attempts control of the Heartland After WWII, the world was divided between two Superpowers: the U.S. and its NATO allies and the USSR and its WARSAW Pact. Most of East Europe […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Abu Sayyaf — grupo ng tulisan

Abu Sayyaf — grupo ng tulisan

WALANG pagdududa na ang Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) ay isa sa mga kinatatakutan at kinamumuhiang pangkat sa Mindanao.   Hindi tulad ng sigaw ng ibang rebeldeng Muslim, ang mga miyembro ng Abu Sayyaf ay hindi pinagbuklod ng iisang adhikain o ideolohiya kaugnay ng pananampalataya o pakikipaglaban umano para sa kalayaan ng lupang sinilangan.   Ang tanging hangarin ng Abu Sayyaf […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Real Propaganda: NY Times Says Kremlin Uses Sputnik, RT as Disinformation Weapon*

By Sputnik News They conveniently forget to mention the fact that they are implicitly lobbing slanderous allegations of treason against US journalists in just such a disturbing fashion as to chill free speech. On Sunday the New York Times published the latest in the Western media’s assault on Russian funded news outlets predicated solely on the source rather than the substance of the underlying reporting […]

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Nanganganib si Bistek na mawala sa poder*

Nanganganib si Bistek na mawala sa poder*

USAP-USAPAN sa Lungsod Quezon ngayon ang krisis na kinakaharap ng mayor nito na si Herbert “Bistek” Bautista kaugnay sa ginawang pag-amin kamakailan ng kanyang nakababatang kapatid na konsehal ng lungsod na si Hero Clarence Bautista bilang isa sa mga naging biktima ng droga. Ayon sa kwento ay sinadya raw umano ni Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte-Alimurong na ipag-utos ora-orada noong Agosto […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News, Opinions
Wala kayo sa hulog Vice…*

Wala kayo sa hulog Vice…*

NITONG nagdaang Lunes ay induction ng Quezon City Press Club sa Quezon City Hall at ang bisitang pandangal ng samahan ay si Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte-Alimurong. Maayos naman sana ang programa hanggang sa magtalumpati ang vice mayor ni Mayor Herbert Bautista. Inumpisahan ni Vice ang kanyang talumpati sa pinagmulan ng kanyang pamilya at kung paano sila naging publisher […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
No ‘Phexit’*

No ‘Phexit’*

SO NOW it’s official. President Rodrigo Duterte will not withdraw the country’s membership from the United Nations (UN) despite its criticisms on his government’s unyielding war on illegal drugs. The President’s “Phexit” threat last week was apparently his way of emphasizing that “the Philippines is a sovereign nation that should not be meddled with.” Some people, however, believe that instead […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Geopolitics and Philippine Security*

Geopolitics and Philippine Security*

“Who rules East Europe controls the Heartland; who rules the Heartland controls the World Island; who rules the World Island controls the World”– Sir Halford Mackinder PART I: Heartland Theory for World Domination  Mackinder’s Heartland Theory. British geographer and considered the father of geopolitics Sir Halford Mackinder theorized early in the 20th century: “Who rules East Europe controls the Heartland; […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Ang United Nations (UN), bow!*

MARAMI tayong ginagawa na hindi natin alam ang kabuluhan. Katulad na lang nang pagkukumahog natin na maghanap ng mga costume para sa mga anak natin dahil United Nation’s Day. Kung hindi lang requirement sa eskuwela, ano ba ang halaga ng araw na ito sa mga magulang na tulad natin? Mula Oktubre 20 hanggang 26 ang United Nations Week. Oktubre 24 […]

by Abner Galino· · 2 comments · Opinions
Task Force vs. Illegal Fishing binuo ni Secretary Piñol*

Task Force vs. Illegal Fishing binuo ni Secretary Piñol*

BILANG tugon sa mga ulat at reklamo ng iligal na pangingisda at ibang ipinagbabawal na gawain sa West Philippine Sea ay inutos ni Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol ang pagbubuo ng task force laban sa “illegal fishing.” Inatasan niya si Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) national director Eduardo Gongona na pamunuan ang West Philippine Sea Anti-Illegal Fishing Task Force. […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Gawain mo babalik sa iyo, iyan ang batas ng Karma*

Gawain mo babalik sa iyo, iyan ang batas ng Karma*

NANINIWALA ang Usaping Bayan sa kasabihan na “gawain mo babalik sa iyo.” Ito ang hindi mapasusubalian na batas karma na sumasaklaw sa lahat ng buhay na may isip. Kung ano ang iyong itinanim ay siya rin mong aanihin. Sinasabi ng marami na inaani raw ngayon ni Senadora Leila De Lima ang mga bagay na itinanim niya noon habang siya ay […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · Opinions
When Marvel comes to life*

When Marvel comes to life*

SPOILER alert! Season 2 of Netflix’s “Daredevil” is filled with graphic violence. The bad men must die, especially those who deal drugs. Those within proximity of bad people are equally guilty; they must be shot dead, too. No questions asked. This is the Punisher’s brand of justice. In season 1, it was just Daredevil — a devout Catholic masked man […]

by Mar-Vic Cagurangan· · 0 comments · Opinions
Ilang tunay na sanhi ng trapik*

Ilang tunay na sanhi ng trapik*

TINATALAKAY ngayon ng mga opisyal ng pamahalaan ang sanhi ng mabagal na daloy ng trapiko sa Kalakhang Maynila lalo na sa Efifanio De los Santos Avenue (EDSA). Gayun man, nakalulungkot na tila ang nakikita lamang ng mga naguusap na sanhi ng mabagal at nakaiinis na trapik ay ang mga provincial buses, UV Express at mga vendors sa daan. Isipin na […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
SMC’s P1-B contribution to drug war*

SMC’s P1-B contribution to drug war*

SAN Miguel Corporation (SMC) caused a lot of heads to turn and tongues to wag when it announced it will donate P1 billion in support of President Duterte’s war on drugs. The money, it said, is intended to help the government construct new drug rehabilitation centers. The lack of facilities to accommodate thousands of drug suspects who surrendered to the […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Ang Ginintuang Sandali ni Hidilyn*

AGOSTO 8 sa Maynila nang makuha ng weightlifter na si Hidilyn Diaz ang medalyang pilak sa Olympics na ginaganap sa Rio de Janerio, Brazil. Dahil sa panalong ito, itinala ni Hidilyn ang mga sumusunod “kauna-unahan” sa kasaysayan ng palakasan ng bansa: 1. Kauna-unahang babaing manlalaro na nakapag-uwi ng medalya mula sa Olympics. 2. Kauna-unahang medalya ng isang Pilipino sa weightlifting […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Opinions