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Maganda ang simula ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte*

Maganda ang simula ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte*

MAGANDA ang talumpati ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte pagkatapos ng kanyang oath taking kahapon sapagkat bukod sa hindi siya nag mura at presidentiable na presidentiable ang dating niya, ay nalinaw niya sa bayan na siya ay naniniwala sa tinatawag na “rule of law.” Idiniin niya na bilang abogado at dating prosecutor ay naniniwala siya sa due process. Dahil dito ay may […]

Tasking Duterte*

Tasking Duterte*

AFTER six years of an Aquino administration improving the economic gains made by his predecessor’s governance, it seems we’ve climbed out of the dark ages amid the Southeast Asian economic storm. Peering into the future, progress will be dependent on the way the next administration will keep the country’s gains and cradle prospects for investment and trade. Initial agreements with […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Unitary system of government: Boon or Bane? (Part 1)*

Unitary system of government: Boon or Bane? (Part 1)*

CAN we realize our elusive dream of a better life for our people, especially the thirty percent who live below the poverty line, under our 1987 Constitution and the Local Government Code of 1991? Before answering this question, and considering whether to amend or overhaul the 1987 Constitution (hereinafter referred to as Constitution), it is a must that we review […]

by Jose Lina Jr., Ll.B.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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The Looming US War on Russia*

By Finian Cunningham Russian President Vladimir Putin’s comparison of increasing US-led NATO aggression towards Russia to the attack by Nazi Germany on the Soviet Union is advisedly apt. Putin was addressing the Russian State Duma this week on the occasion 75 years ago when the Nazi Third Reich launched Operation Barbarossa on June 22, 1941. Nazi Germany’s aggression, which led to the Great […]

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Why the UK Said Bye Bye to the EU*

By Pepe Escobar So what started as a gamble by David Cameron on an outlet for domestic British discontent, to be used as a lever to bargain with Brussels for a few more favors, has metastasized into an astonishing political earthquake about the dis-integration of the European Union. The irrepressibly mediocre Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, posing as a “historian”, […]

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‘Kultura ng karahasan’?*

‘Kultura ng karahasan’?*

KAHIT paulit-ulit marahil na maganap ay hindi ako masasanay sa mistulang “kultura ng karahasan” na unti-unting bumabalot sa ating kapaligiran. Hindi maitatanggi na maraming problema ang ating lipunan lalo na kung ang paglaganap ng krimen ang pag-uusapan.  Sampung araw pa lamang ang nakalilipas nang pagbabarilin ng apat na lalaki ang isang pulis na nakatalaga sa Presidential Security Group at ang […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Pakitang tao lamang ang kampanya laban sa kriminalidad ngayon?*

Pakitang tao lamang ang kampanya laban sa kriminalidad ngayon?*

NAKATUTUWA na maraming tulak ng droga at sugapa sa ipinagbabawal na gamot ang nasusugpo at maraming kriminal ang nasusupil, pero hindi nakatutuwa na ngayon lamang nagsusumigasig ang mga awtoridad na tuparin ang kanilang sinumpaang tungkulin. Parang lumalabas kasi na kaya may matinding kampanya laban sa illegal na droga at iba pang uri ng kriminalidad ay dahil paparating na ang nanalong […]

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It’s summertime and I’m in the beautiful city of LA*

I GUESS if it were not for the heat wave and two wildfires that threatened many homes, it wouldn’t be much of a buzz here that summer has begun. Not that we don’t like summer. But this is Los Angeles and there are about 183 of pleasant days here every year. I am not quite adept with numbers, but with […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Opinions
Ka duda-duda raw*

Ka duda-duda raw*

MARAMI ang mga nagdududa sa ikinukwento ng papasok na pinuno ng Philippine National Police na si Chief Supt. Ronald Dela Rosa na nagambag-ambag daw ng pera na umabot ng P2 bilyon ang mga nakabilanggong drug lords para sa kanyang ulo at sa ulo ni President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. Isa sa mga nagpahayag ng pag-aalinlangan ay si Msgr. Robert Olaguer, taga-pagsalita ng […]

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Mabuhay ang kasarinlan! Patalasin ang memorya!*

MATAGUMPAY ang mga pagdiriwang ng ika-118 Kasarinlan ng Pilipinas dito sa Los Angeles, sabihin mang hiwa-hiwalay at hindi kasing engrande ng mga pagdiriwang na naganap sa ibang bahagi ng Estados Unidos. Ang maganda, hindi nagsapawan ang mga organizer at pinag iba-iba nila ang mga oras at petsa ng mga pagdiriwang. Isang mabuting binhi tungo sa pagkakaisa. Ang tawag natin diyan […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Opinions
Introducing Facepalm*

Introducing Facepalm*

WHEN my publisher-friend Nelson Flores ask me what would be the title of my column, I was contemplating of using a nationalistic theme or a kind of call to action or maybe something to describe what I’ll be writing about. It dawned upon me that the medium we are using is the optical digital media which was unheard of 20 […]

June 12, Independence or Substitution Day?*

June 12, Independence or Substitution Day?*

THE act of declaring independence is essentially an assertion of freedom and common will by an aspiring people against a colonizing power. However, not all declarations of independence are successful. On this 12th of June, we are commemorating the 118th declaration of independence by Emilio Aguinaldo. But are we really celebrating our Independence Day or the day that our national […]

The Role of LGUs in the War Against Crimes and Illegal Drugs*

The Role of LGUs in the War Against Crimes and Illegal Drugs*

GOVERNORS, mayors and barangay chairmen are mainly responsible for maintenance of peace and order in our country. It is the job of the President of the Philippines to supervise them. This statement will sound odd or even funny to some, including members of the media, but it is a truth that must be repeatedly told and emphasized. Nowadays, a perception […]

by Jose Lina Jr., Ll.B.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Nakahihiya*

Nakahihiya*

DAHIL sa antas ng teknolohiya ngayon ay nagagawang i-monitor ng mga pinuno ng ibang bansa ang mga kaganapan sa ating bayan “in real time.” Kaya isa sa mga trabaho ng mga ambahador ay i-monitor at iulat ang galaw at kilos ng isang pinuno ng bansa kung saan sila naka assign para makagawa ang kanilang gobyerno ng mga patakaran at polisiya […]

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Kudos to the PNP Anti Cybercrime Group (ACG)*

MARAMING pulis na matitino. Totoo po ‘yan. Mahigit limang taon akong naging police reporter at marami akong nakilala – at ‘ yung iba ay naging mga kaibigan ko — na matitino at mahuhusay na mga pulis. Mga pulis na may dedikasyon at respeto sa kanilang mga tsapa (badge). Sino ba ang dapat na maunang remespeto sa tsapa? Sino pa kundi […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Pahayag ng Alab ng mga Mamamahayag (ALAM)*

Maging kritikal at ‘wag matakot! MEDIA MAGING MATAPANG SA PAGHARAP SA BAGONG ADMINISTRASYON   NANAWAGAN ngayon si Alab ng Mamamahayag (ALAM) President Jerry Yap sa hanay ng media partikular sa mga nagko-cover kay incoming President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte na maging kritikal sa pagkuha ng balita na may kaugnayan sa bagong administrasyon. “Hindi dapat magpa-bully ang mga reporter na nagko- cover […]

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Nothing justifies the murder of journalists!*

By Manny Mogato IT is appalling that President-elect Rodrigo Duterte should justify the murder of journalists in the country by playing the corruption card. In his press conference in Davao City Tuesday, Mr. Duterte issued the broad assertion that “most journalists killed are corrupt.” “Just because you’re a journalist doesn’t mean you’re exempted from assassination if you’re a son of […]

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Patay dito, patay doon…haaay patay na*

Patay dito, patay doon…haaay patay na*

NAKIKINIG ako noong isang araw sa isang sikat na palatuntunang pang umaga sa radyo ng marinig ko si President-elect Rodrigo Duterte habang nagsasalita sa isang pulong balitaan kasama ang mga mamamahayag. Habang mumukat-mukat ako at hawak ang isang tasa na may mainit na kapeng barako ay napansin ko na palagian niyang sinasabi na papatayin niya si ganon o si ganyan. […]

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“NOTHING JUSTIFIES THE KILLING OF JOURNALISTS.”*

Corruption in the media is real. But how do we separate the wheat from the chaff? Who is going to name the “son-of-a-bitches” who deserve to die? The Journalists Code of Ethics is merely an appeal to the conscience of the journalist. It does not carry any penalty, and rightly so. Because you cannot regulate a profession that exercises freedom […]

by Abner Galino· · 2 comments · Opinions
Rogue and inept lawmen worsen drug menace*

Rogue and inept lawmen worsen drug menace*

ON the same day Jaclyn Jose stood on stage to accept the best actress award at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in France, five people attending a concert in Pasay City fell to the ground and were rushed to the hospital where they were declared dead. Many believe the tragedy at the Closeup summer concert in the early morning hours […]

by Jose Lina Jr., Ll.B.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Screenshot of Robert Reich from the documentary "Inequality for All"

Robert Reich: It’s time for Clinton and Sanders supporters to swallow some tough medicine*

By Robert Reich, AlterNet WITH the Democratic primaries grinding to a bitter end, I have suggestions for both Clinton and Sanders supporters that neither will like.  First, my advice to Clinton supporters: Don’t try to drum Bernie Sanders out of the race before Hillary Clinton officially gets the nomination (if she in fact does get it). Some of you say […]

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Kasuhan ng kataksilan ang mga dilawan*

Kasuhan ng kataksilan ang mga dilawan*

TAMA na dapat imbestigahan ng papasok na administrasyong Duterte ang kapalpakan o maaring kataksilan ng kasalukuyang administrasyong Aquino kaugnay ng pagkawala ng ating kontrol sa Panatag Reef. Matatandaan na naisahan ng Tsina ang kasalukuyang administrasyong Aquino ng manatili ang mga barko de giyera nito sa Panatag Reef sa kabila ng kasunduan na parehong aalis ang kani-kaniyang puwersang nabal sa nasabing […]

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Gisingin ang natutulog na higante*

  KUNG minsan mahirap din ang nasa mayorya; palaging na papag-diskitahan. Tulad naming mga Katoliko: halos lahat ng mga Kristiyanong sekta kami ang binibira sa kanilang pagpapalawak ng kasapian. Puwede namang mangaral at mag-recruit na hindi naninira ng iba. Imbes na magpalaganap ng pag-ibig, pag-uunawaan at pagkakaisa, mas gusto ng iba na magpalaganap ng diskriminasyon, galit at paghahati-hati. May mga […]

by Abner Galino· · 0 comments · Opinions
What makes beyonddeadlines.com different from the rest?*

What makes beyonddeadlines.com different from the rest?*

Beyond Deadlines is an e-news site that aspires to initiate meaningful conversation. Hopefully, the ideas emerging from these dialogues would lead to the empowerment of the poor, deprived and the oppressed. At the same time, Beyond Deadlines wants to be at the forefront of spearheading changes in the reading habits of Filipinos worldwide; to make them more aware of international […]

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Strange Bedfellows: What’s Behind the US Sale of Weapons to Vietnam*

Forty years after the US military killed millions of Vietnamese people in a brutal war, the belligerent in that fight, Washington, has lifted a ban on arms sales to Hanoi. Sputnik discussed with political analyst Eric Draitser if President Obama’s visit to Vietnam marks an attempt to come together against China, and if such a union is viable. Talking to Radio […]