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What if war breaks out?*

What if war breaks out?*

FEAR that war may break out any time between the Philippines and China continues to haunt many Filipinos with the growing presence and repeated incursions of the Chinese military and its ships in the West Philippine Sea. Having foreign soldiers in Philippine waters with vessels armed with missiles is no laughing matter and remains a threat. Members of the China […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Problemang shabu tuldukan*

Problemang shabu tuldukan*

PATULOY ang masinsinan na pagtutok at pagtugis ng mga elemento ng Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency laban sa ipinagbabawal na drogang shabu at sa mga demonyong nagpapakalat nito. Akalain ninyong kamakailan lang ay natuklasan ng PDEA ang 500 kilo ng shabu na nagkakahalaga ng PhP4.3 bilyon na itinago sa dalawang magnetic scrap lifters sa loob ng isang container sa Manila International […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Mga salamisim 4*

Mga salamisim 4*

SINO ang mag-aakala na makababalik sa poder si Aling Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo o GMA gayong dinurog siya ng kanyang dating estudyante, ang dating Pangulong Benigno Simeon Aquino III, sa pamamagitan ng mga patong-patong na kaso na isinampa laban sa kanya? Hindi lamang nakabalik si GMA, nakaporma pa at nagawa pang gibain bilang Speaker of the House ang akala ng lahat na […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Respect for life*

Respect for life*

IT is truly saddening to note that several government officials are still pushing for the restoration of the death penalty. The House of Representatives approved in March last year a bill restoring the death penalty on third and final reading for drug-related offenses, believing that it is an acceptable means of safeguarding the common good. However, its counterpart measure remains […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Hiroshima 1945 © REUTERS / US Army

Expert Debunks Hiroshima, Nagasaki Myths on 73rd Anniversary of Atomic Bombings

By Sputnik News ​Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Specialist at the organization Beyond Nuclear, joined Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear Wednesday to discuss the important anniversaries. The Japanese city of Hiroshima marked the 73rd anniversary of the atomic bombing by the US Air Force two days ago. The anniversary for Nagasaki, another Japanese city that also experienced an atomic bombing by the US, is Thursday. […]

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Anino ng terorismo*

Anino ng terorismo*

HINDI maitatanggi na hanggang ngayon ay may mga pagkakataon na nalililiman pa rin tayo ng anino ng terorismo na kahit paunti-unti ay biglaang nagpaparamdam ng kalupitan sa ating kawawa at walang kamalay-malay na mga mamamayan. Kamakailan nga lang ay muli itong naganap nang makalusot na naman ang mga terorista sa dapat sana’y mahigpit, tuluy-tuloy at walang puknat na pagbabantay ng […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Rebolusyunaryong Simbahan ng mga Dukha*

Rebolusyunaryong Simbahan ng mga Dukha*

SA araw na ito, ika-3 ng Agosto, ginugunita ng mga makabayang mananampalataya ang 116 na anibersaryo mula nang ipahayag ng teologo at sosyalistang labor leader na si Don Isabelo de los Reyes o Don Belong sa ating bayan ang Iglesia Catolica Filipina Independiente kasama ang mga kasapi ng Union Obrera Democrata, ang unang kilusang manggagawa sa Pilipinas. Ang ICFI, na […]

by Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
In the claws of Dengvaxia*

In the claws of Dengvaxia*

PANIC continues to grip the poor parents of kids who were administered the controversial vaccine Dengvaxia especially now that the drug was condemned anew by the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) over the death of the 71st child. PAO chief Attorney Persida Acosta said the death took place on July 19, just a few days after the passing of the 70th […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Plantsadong balakin?*

Plantsadong balakin?*

KUNG ikukumpara sa sport na boxing ay masasabing nagwagi na si dating President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo dahil naagaw na niya ang pinakamimithing titulo sa House of Representatives mula kay Congressman Pantaleon Alvarez bilang Speaker of the House. Gayunman ay marami ang nagtaka kung bakit lumalabas na minadali ito at itinaon pa sa araw mismo ng pagbibigay ng State of the Nation […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
US: Lone superpower no more?*

US: Lone superpower no more?*

July 5, 2017 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. WHEN the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 1990s, the United States emerged as the sole superpower in the world. […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 2 comments · Opinions
Himagsikang Pangkultura sa CNMI*

Himagsikang Pangkultura sa CNMI*

MAYROON pagbabalik tanaw sa kultura at edukasyon na nagaganap ngayon sa Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands bilang pagtatangka ng mga katutubong Chamorro at Carolinian na mapanatili ang kanilang kaakuhan o national identity sa gitna ng rumaragasa at kadalasan ay mapanirang kulturang kanluranin, bunsod ng pagiging kolonya nila ng US. Hindi lamang iisang kumperensya at pagaaral ang nagaganap ngayon sa CNMI […]

US very selective in which country it condemns for crimes: Analyst*

US very selective in which country it condemns for crimes: Analyst*

THE US is very selective in which country it condemns for human rights abuses and crimes, which are very similar to its own atrocities, an American political activist says. Former US President Barack Obama helped a coup in Ukraine which led to the rise of anti-Russian militant groups in country, said Myles Hoenig, who ran for the US Congress in […]

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House coup*

House coup*

IN a most unprecedented and unexpected manner, the leadership of the House of Representatives changed hands a few minutes before the scheduled State of the Nation Address of the President. As a result, the much anticipated SONA was delayed for an hour and 20 minutes. Apart from this, a very important law failed to be ratified and there was a […]

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

Salamat*

NITONG nagdaang Biyernes sa Stafford Centre ay pinasaya ng husto ng mga crooner na sina Rey Valera at David Pomeranz ang ating mga kababayan sa saliw ng kanilang mga walang kupas na “love songs.” Tiyak ko na marami sa mga nanood ng konsierto ang naglakbay pabalik sa panahon sa pamamagitan ng landasin ng mga alaala o “memory lane.” Nabuhay na […]

Modelong opisyal*

Modelong opisyal*

SA GITNA ng santambak na intriga at kontrobersya na kinakaharap ng Philippine National Police bunga ng katiwalian at kabalbalan ng ilang bugok nilang kasapi ay nakatutuwang malaman na may mga opisyal pa rin na tunay na may malasakit sa organisasyon at tumutupad sa kanilang sinumpaang tungkulin na magpatupad ng batas, kahit na may kabaro silang masasagasaan. Halimbawa na rito ang […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Mga salamisim 3*

Mga salamisim 3*

ALAM ba ninyo na bago ang Hunyo 12, ay tuwing ika-4 ng Hulyo natin ipinagdiriwang ang araw ng ating kalayaan? Binago ni dating Pangulong Diosdado Macapagal, ama ni dating Pangulong Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA), ang petsa nang pagdiriwang ng Araw ng Kalayaan para kalamayin ang kalooban ng mga makabayang elemento na nagupuyos ang kalooban dahil sa ginagawa umano niyang pangayupapa sa […]

Do what is right*

Do what is right*

THE Philippines recently marked the second anniversary of its landmark 2016 victory in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The arbitral tribunal’s decision on the case invalidated China’s supposed historic nine-dash claim on the South China Sea. The problem, however, remains as China refuses to acknowledge the ruling and continues to bully our fishermen. Chinese […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Mga salamisim 2*

Mga salamisim 2*

MAYROONG nakarating na ulat sa Usaping Bayan mula sa mga nagmamalasakit na kaibigan na nagsasabing maraming “pro-people” na probisyon sa 1987 Constitution ang balak alisin o inaalis na sa ginagawang Duterte Constitution. Halimbawa raw nito ay yung may kaugnayan sa Human Rights at ang pagkilala sa papel ng mga kababaihan sa ating lipunan. Kung totoo ang impormasyon na ito ay […]

Duterte mananahimik?*

Duterte mananahimik?*

PUMAYAG umano si President Duterte na tumigil sa paglalabas ng mga pahayag tungkol sa simbahan matapos makipagpulong nang one-on-one sa pangulo ng Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines na si Archbishop Romulo Valles. Maaalalang naging kontrobersyal ang sunud-sunod na pagbatikos ni Duterte laban sa simbahan na humantong pa sa pagtawag niya na estupido raw ang Diyos at pagkuwestyon sa lohika […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Europe Captive… of America*

Europe Captive… of America*

By Sputnik News/Finian Cunningham, columnist WHILE browbeating European leaders at the NATO summit this week, US President Donald Trump used a rather unfortunate metaphor. He described Germany and Europe as “captive of Russia”. Trump was erroneously referring to the huge and mutually beneficial trade in natural gas between Russia and Europe. He was implying that Germany and the rest of Europe are excessively dependent […]

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China’s assassin’s mace*

China’s assassin’s mace*

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. A MACE is a blunt weapon of medieval times that was used to strike down a more powerful enemy with a single blow. […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Mga salamisim*

Mga salamisim*

SINABI ng Bangko Sentral kamakailan na mas marami pa rin daw na Pilipino na walang savings account sa bangko. Papaano naman mag iimpok ang tao…eh, walang i-iimpok sa hirap ng buhay? Dapat kumilos ang pamahalaan, katulong ang taong bayan at mga organisadong sektor para mabago ang ganitong siste, kung saan ang mayayaman lamang ang yumayaman at ang mahihirap ay lalong […]

Breaking point*

Breaking point*

THERE comes a time in a person’s life when continued anger and agitation being held back becomes harder and harder to control until it reaches a breaking point and he lets go of his rage. Just recently, a news footage came out showing an official of the US discussing what China had done in the past months over the Spratlys, […]

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

Sayang*

MAGANDA ang sinimulan sa school year na ito ng Lungsod Quezon na pagbabawal sa pagtitinda ng junk food sa kantina ng mga pribado at pampublikong paaralan, mula elementarya hanggang high school, dangan kasi nagiging problema na natin ang obesity o walang kontrol na paglobo ng katawan ng mga kabataan na nauuwi sa maraming uri ng sakit sa kanilang pagtanda. Ayon […]

Ipit sa sitwasyon*

Ipit sa sitwasyon*

BATID ng lahat na halos nakabaon pa rin ang puwersa ng buong Philippine National Police (PNP) sa kontrobersya at kahihiyan bunga ng kapalpakan na nagawa ng ilang bugok nilang kabaro. Halos araw-araw ay may nauulat na pulis o kanilang opisyal na sangkot sa krimen tulad ng pagkakadawit sa ilegal na droga, pangongotong, panggagahasa o paggawa ng kalaswaan at iba pa. […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions