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No loss of life*

No loss of life*

AFTER being plagued for months by thousands of deaths of suspects who supposedly resisted arrest since the onset of President Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs, it is truly pleasing to learn of an anti-drug operation that resulted in the successful apprehension of the wrongdoers without any loss of life. An undercover cop among the joint operatives from the Quezon City […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Russian warships firing cruise missiles © Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation

Main scenarios of possible military escalation if US strikes Syria*

By South Front THE situation in Syria is set to explode into a new big war. On April 11, US President Donald Trump once again showed off his twitter-style diplomacy and threatened the Assad government and Russian forces in Syria with missiles. A day earlier, Russia’s envoy to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin said that Russia affirms its  right to shoot down […]

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(File photo) US Pres. Donald Trump. Image © REUTERS/ Leah Millis

Trump’s Deranged Tweet: Madness in an Age of Unreason*

By Sputnik News / Columnists THE dogs of war are barking; they are straining at the leash in a period of unreason in which wisdom has been supplanted by madness. Thus the time for equivocation is over and the time for unvarnished truth has come. And the unvarnished truth where the current incumbent in the Oval Office, Donald J Trump, is concerned is that […]

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The US Has Lost Global Power, and Is Now Just Faking It*

The US Has Lost Global Power, and Is Now Just Faking It*

By Russia Insider / Dmitri Orlov** “If the US manages to convince enough people, at home and around the world, that it is still dangerous, then it will be able to hide its increasing enfeeblement for a while longer.” It’s a hard job being a global hegemon and the world’s sole superpower. You have to keep the entire planet in […]

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Jueteng may basbas?*

Jueteng may basbas?*

MARAMI ang naghihinala na baka may basbas at sadyang kinukunsinti umano ng mga awtoridad ang jueteng operations sa area ng Southern Police District (SPD). Ayon sa ating source ay bago na ang jueteng lord na humahawak sa lugar ng SPD at ito ay walang iba kundi ang isang alyas “Jun Viloria.” Pinayagan na raw ito na mag-operate ng ilang corrupt […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Dim Mak 1: Vulnerability to Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack*

Dim Mak 1: Vulnerability to Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack*

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. December 7, 2016 CHINA and Russia are two potential U.S. adversaries that have the capability for this kind of attack. An EMP attack […]

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

Contradictions*

THE question still remains why Malacañang gave its nod to the Macau-based Galaxy Entertainment Group to put up a casino worth USD500 million on Boracay when along with the moves to rehabilitate the island include a suspension on new construction projects in the area. The proposed temporary closure of the island was made after President Rodrigo Duterte expressed that Boracay […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Resort-casino kailangan ba?*

Resort-casino kailangan ba?*

MAINIT pa rin ang talakayan hanggang ngayon kung dapat ba talagang magtayo ang China ng isang resort-casino sa Boracay. Maging ang kalihim ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) na si Roy Cimatu ay umamin na ang pagsisikap upang mapaluwag ang Boracay ay hindi tumutugma sa plano ng Galaxy Entertainment Group na nakabase sa Macau na magtayo ng casino […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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America’s self-satisfied ‘Me Generation’ has abandoned the anti-war movement*

By RT / Robert Bridge** ONCE upon a war, Americans waged large-scale protests against overseas military adventures, even helping to stop the Vietnam War. Today, the spirit of dissent has vanished, replaced by intensely personal issues. The first months of 2018 demonstrated that the protest movement in the United States is alive and well. In January, millions of women – […]

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U.S. ‘Dim Mak’ Points in Unrestricted Warfare*

U.S. ‘Dim Mak’ Points in Unrestricted Warfare*

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. Nov. 30, 2016 UNRESTRICTED warfare, like asymmetric warfare, is a weapon of the weak to fight and defeat the strong. It is a form […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Casino-resort in Boracay*

Casino-resort in Boracay*

AMID moves to shut down Boracay for a year comes the news that the government has approved the construction of a big casino-resort on the world-famous island in 2019. The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) granted Macau based casino giant Galaxy Entertainment Group and its Filipino partner Leisure and Resorts World Corporation provisional approval to build a 23-hectare casino-resort […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
US tanks in live fire exercise somewhere in Europe. Image © Sputnik/ Sergey Melkonov

WW III is Now Closer Than at Any Time Since the Cuban Missile Crisis – Analyst*

By Sputnik News / Ekatrina Blinova THE UK’s recent diplomatic row is by no means an isolated case, geopolitical analyst Phil Butler told Sputnik, referring to the mounting pressure exerted by the West on Russia over the past years. Judging by the level of the West’s saber-rattling, a third world war is now closer than at any time since the […]

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The Rise of Communism*

The Rise of Communism*

By Arturo Sampana MANY varied secret societies were involved in the movement which eventually led to Communism. One of the earliest may have been the Carbonari, or charcoal burners, of Italy of the Middle Ages. According to author Arkon Daraul, the Carbonari claimed to have begun in Scotland where they lived a free and communal life in the wild forests burning […]

by Arturo Sampana· · 0 comments · Opinions
Huwag magpadalus-dalos*  

Huwag magpadalus-dalos*  

SANA ay huwag magpadalus-dalos ang gobyerno sa pagpapasara ng sikat na Boracay Island at bigyan ng pansin ang mga kawalan na idudulot nito, hindi lamang sa bilyun-biyong pisong kinikita ng mga establisimyento kundi ang libu-libong tao na mawawalan ng trabaho. Hindi biru-biro na mahigit 36,000 trabaho ang maaapektuhan at higit P56 bilyon ang mawawala sa buwis sakali mang magdesisyon ang […]

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

US: Superpower no more?*

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. Nov. 23, 2016 WHEN the Soviet Union collapsed in the early 90s, the US emerged as the sole Superpower in the world. A […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 1 comment · Opinions
Why the UK, EU and US Gang-Up on Russia*

Why the UK, EU and US Gang-Up on Russia*

By Russia Insider / James Petras**   “As the entire US unipolar fantasy dissolved it provoked deep resentment, animosity and a systematic counter-attack. The US’s costly and failed war on terror became a dress rehearsal for the economic and ideological war against the Kremlin.” Introduction For the greater part of a decade the US, the UK and the EU have […]

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The West Is Going to War With Russia*

The West Is Going to War With Russia*

By Russia Insider / Brad Cabana** “The West is going to war with the East. The likely initial targets are Syria, and Iran. Any attack on Iran is a declaration of war on Russia.” AS SAD and painful, as it is to contemplate, let alone say, it appears the West is going to war with Russia. Yes Russia. The firing […]

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Ibawal ang political dynasty*

Ibawal ang political dynasty*

SA kabila ng katotohanang mandato ng Kongreso, batay sa 1987 Constitution, na magpasa ng batas sa anti-political dynasty upang mapigilan ang pananatili sa kapangyarihan ng ilang mga angkang pampulitika ay patuloy na namamayagpag ang mga ito. Ayon sa Article II Section 26 ng 1987 Constitution, “The state shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service, and prohibit political dynasties […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Dare to care for orphans*

Dare to care for orphans*

JAPANESE-American tapestry artist Tetsuo “Leo” Orii, author of the war-romance novel “Sampaguita and Gold Button,” says the story is not just about World War II and the love between a Japanese sailor and a comely lass from Cebu. It also poses a challenge to Filipinos to care for the orphans. In one of our coffee table talks last month, the […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Short Assessment of Trump’s Victory*

Short Assessment of Trump’s Victory*

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. Nov. 15, 2016 THE Positive Side Donald Trump’s victory may have saved the world from nuclear catastrophe, for the moment. Had Hillary Clinton […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the Roundtable Summit Phase One Sessions of the Belt and Road Forum. Photo: Reuters, Lintao Zhang

The Myth of a Neo-Imperial China*

By Russia Insider / Pepe Escobar** THE geopolitical focus of the still young 21st century spans the Indian Ocean from the Persian Gulf all the way to the South China Sea alongside the spectrum from Southwest Asia to Central Asia and China.That happens to configure the prime playing ground, overland and maritime, of the New Silk Roads, or the Belt and […]

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Threat to our rights*

Threat to our rights*

WE understand that President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic Act 10973, giving subpoena powers to the chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) along with the director and deputy director for administration of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), in order to intensify his anti-criminality campaign. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has clarified that being issued a subpoena does […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Nine People You Will Definitely Meet in Hell – an Indian Perspective*

Nine People You Will Definitely Meet in Hell – an Indian Perspective*

By Russia Insider / Rakesh Krishnan Simha   An irreverent guide to world history from an Oriental perspective                                                                             Dick Cheney, Winston Churchill, and […]

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Permanent Court for Arbitration a Double-Edged Sword: Handle with Care*

Permanent Court for Arbitration a Double-Edged Sword: Handle with Care*

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. Nov. 8, 2016 THE Permanent Court for Arbitration (PCA) ruling that Justice Carpio worked for at The Hague with US support is like […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 1 comment · Opinions
Iligal na sugal hindi matuldukan*

Iligal na sugal hindi matuldukan*

NAKALULUNGKOT isipin na sa kabila ng masinsinang kampanya ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte laban sa lumalabag sa batas ay hindi matuldukan ang pamamayagpag ng iligal na sugal. At lalong nakagugulat na may maliliit na perya na binansagang “pergalan” na naghahandog ng bawal na sugal na tulad ng “color games” at “drop ball” na garapalang tumatakbo kahit na malapit sa mga himpilan […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions