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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
China’s new ‘Great Walls’*

China’s new ‘Great Walls’*

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. NO ONE seems to notice, but China now has built, not one but five new “Great Walls.” The first of these five is […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Confraternitas Justitiae, A Primer*

Confraternitas Justitiae, A Primer*

THE founding of Confraternitas Justitiae was a response to the clamor of Adamson Law School students for a fraternal organization that would address the legal, cultural, political and social issues within the Adamson Law school campus in particular and Philippine society in general. On July 5, 1993 at the front lawn of the historic National Press Club of the Philippines […]

Unfulfilled promises*

Unfulfilled promises*

I OFTEN hear people say promises are made to be broken and lies are meant to be kept. It is true that most, not all, people fail to fulfill their vows one time too many. Even the country’s president is no exception. In his two years in office, President Duterte made several promises that he failed to fulfill. Leading the […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Kawalan ng respeto*

Kawalan ng respeto*

MARAMI ang nadismaya at hindi mabilang na mga tao ang nagalit nang tawagin ni President Duterte na “estupido” ang Diyos Ayon sa Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches ay nasaktan ito nang husto sa birada ni Duterte laban sa Simbahan. Nagpahayag naman ang isang grupo ng mga Kristiyano na nakagawa umano si Duterte ng pinakamabigat na kasalanan na tanging si Satanas […]

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

Mapanira*

TAYONG mga Pilipino ay likas na may takot sa Diyos, magalang sa kapwa, lalo na sa kababaihan dahil natural sa atin ang pagiging maka-nanay; masayahin, mapagtimpi’t matatag sa harap ng mga suliranin. Gayun man ay malinaw na dahan-dahang nagkakaroon ng kontradiksyon sa ating katauhan, katwira’t damdamin dahil ginigiba ang mga magagandang katangian ng ating lahi. Opo, ginigiba ng iilan na […]

Only human*

Only human*

CATHOLICS widely believe and accept that priests are representations of the Divine Creator on this earth. They are anointed to preach the Word of God and guide the people to the right path towards a blissful existence that would unite them one day with the Lord. Still, it cannot be denied that priests are also human, like each and every […]

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

Maynila*

NITONG nagdaang araw ng Linggo ay ginunita ang ika-447 taon na pagkatatag ng Maynila. Ayon sa tala ng mga historyador na Kastila, ang Lungsod ng Maynila ang ikalawa sa pinakamantandang ciudad sa Plipinas, kasunod ang Cebu sa gitnang Visayas. Ang Maynila ay itinatag noong Hunyo 24, 1571 ng conquistador na si Miguel Lopez de Legazpi matapos nitong gapiin ang Kaharian […]

Pag-aarmas sa pari*

Pag-aarmas sa pari*

MUKHANG nagpa-panic na ang mga alagad ng Simbahan dahil sa magkakasunod na pagpatay sa mga pari nitong mga nakalipas na buwan. Akalain ninyong walang iba kundi si Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde ang nagpahayag sa isang pulong balitaan na umabot umano ng 246 ang bilang ng mga pari at ministro na humiling sa PNP na payagan silang […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
America’s Dim Mak Point 10: Over-dependence on Hard Power*

America’s Dim Mak Point 10: Over-dependence on Hard Power*

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. February 15, 2017 THE United States maintains the biggest defense budget in the world. It spends more on its military than the next […]

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

Rizal*

LAST Tuesday, the Filipino nation commemorated the 157th birthday of arguably one of the most controversial figure in Philippine history, Dr. Jose Rizal. Rizal was born in 1861 in the mystical town of Calamba in the scenic province of Laguna to Francisco Mercado, a Filipino-Chinese merchant; and Teodora Alonzo, who is originally from Bulacan, a province north of Metro Manila. […]

Bad example*

Bad example*

IT appears that the submissive response chosen by our government as a reaction to China’s aggressiveness of China towards Filipinos in the West Philippine Sea has begun to take its toll. Some Filipino fishermen have started to accept the cruelties being demonstrated by the China Coast Guard while out on patrol on Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal in Zambales. They would approach […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Maestro ng kamatayan?*

Maestro ng kamatayan?*

SA GITNA ng walang pakundangang pagpatay sa mga pari sa loob ng anim na buwan na nagdaa’y patuloy pa rin ang panunuligsa ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa simbahang Romano Katoliko na lalong nagpapatibay sa hinala na ang mga pagpatay sa mga kleriko ay hindi gawa-gawa lamang ng mga ordinaryong kriminal. Tila isang maestro ng orkestra si Duterte na kumukumpas sa […]

‘Buaya’ ng karagatan*

‘Buaya’ ng karagatan*

HINDI maitatanggi na nagmimistulang “buaya ng karagatan” ang China Coast Guard dahil sa kawalanghiyaan at kasuwapangan na ipinakikita nila sa mga mangingisdang Pilipino sa West Philippine Sea. Dati nating tinalakay na kapag dumarating ang bangka ng mangingisdang Pinoy sa Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal sa Zambales ay sumasampa umano ang Chinese Coast Guard at hinihingi ang isda na kanilang nahuli. Ang iba […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
US Dim Mak Point 9 – Vulnerability of Carrier Battle Groups*

US Dim Mak Point 9 – Vulnerability of Carrier Battle Groups*

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. February 8, 2017 AIRCRAFT carrier battle groups are the mainstays of U.S. military supremacy. They serve as America’s chief instrument for global power projection […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Malaya nga ba tayo?*

Malaya nga ba tayo?*

ANG pagpapahayag ng kalayaa’y tanda ng pagbawi sa sariling kaakuhan (national identity) mula sa isang mapanakop na kapangyarihan. Gayun man hindi lahat ng pagpapahayag ng kalayaan ay nauuwi sa tunay na paglaya. Noong isang araw ay ginunita ng pamahalaan ang ika-120 na taong Deklarasyon ng Kalayaan ng diktador na si Emilio Aguinaldo. Subalit ang araw ng kalayaan na kinikilala natin […]

Independence Day*

Independence Day*

SEVERAL people were disappointed with the 120th anniversary celebration of our Independence Day last Tuesday in Kawit, Cavite led by President Duterte. They expected the Chief Executive to discuss the country’s foreign threats to our independence, particularly China’s harassment of our fishermen and navy. Like many of his speeches, the President first talked about his advocacies against corruption and illegal […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Impeachment at Quo Warranto, isang paliwanag (Wakas)*

Impeachment at Quo Warranto, isang paliwanag (Wakas)*

NGAYON na natalakay na natin kung ano ang Impeachment, Quo Warranto, kung sino si Maria Lourdes PA Sereno; at napagusapan na rin natin mga pangyayari o bagay-bagay bago ang kontrobersyal na pagkakatanggal sa dating punong mahistrado, ay susubukan nating lagumin ang mga pangyayari. Bagamat may legal na opinyon ang Usaping Bayan kaugnay ng mga pangyayari ay hindi na natin tatalakayin […]

Mapagsamantala*

Mapagsamantala*

MAPAGSAMANTALA. Mapang-abuso. Mapang-api. Ganid. Suwapang. Ito ay ilan lamang sa mga salitang naglalarawan sa kahayupang inaasal at ipinakikita ng mga coast guard ng China sa sarili nating mga kababayan sa West Philippine Sea. Kamakailan lang ay tinalakay natin ang note verbale ng Pilipinas laban sa China na naglalaman ng mga insidenteng naganap sa ating karagatan tulad ng instalasyon ng mga […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Why the US Scrapped the Iran Nuclear Deal*

Why the US Scrapped the Iran Nuclear Deal*

June 10, 2018 Why did the US withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal; re-imposing economic sanctions against Iran; risking a major war that could easily turn nuclear; and even alienating its major allies in NATO? The main reason may be traced back more than a century ago, in 1904, when a British Lord and geographer Sir Halford Mackinder formulated his […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Impeachment at Quo Warranto, isang paliwanag (Ikaapat bahagi)*

Impeachment at Quo Warranto, isang paliwanag (Ikaapat bahagi)*

Matapos natin maipakilala si Sereno ay ipaaalam ng Usaping Bayan ang isang pangyayari na dapat malaman ng lahat. Hindi nag inhibit sa deliberasyon ng Quo Warranto petition Bago nagkaroon ng deliberasyon at desisyon sa isyu ng Quo Warranto ay hiningi ni Sereno ang pagiinhibit o hindi pagsali sa usapin nina Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta, Teresita De Castro, Lucas Bersamin, Samuel […]

A question of integrity*

A question of integrity*

THE respect and trust that each member of Congress or government official deserves comes into question when they themselves start accusing each other of crimes like common criminals or petty thieves. An example comes to mind when Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin filed a complaint of theft, backed by photos and CCTV footage, against former congressman and now Labor Undersecretary Jacinto […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Impeachment at Quo Warranto, isang paliwanag (Ikatlong bahagi)*

Impeachment at Quo Warranto, isang paliwanag (Ikatlong bahagi)*

MATAPOS nating ipaliwanag kung ano ang Impeachment at Quo Warranto ay susubukan naman natin na linawin kung ano ang nangyari at bakit sinampahan ng impeachment si dating Chief Justice Maria PA Lourdes Sereno at kung bakit tinanggap ng Korte Suprema ang Quo Warranto na inihain ni Solicitor General Jose Calida. Sino si Sereno? Una sa lahat ay kilalanin muna natin […]

Isapubliko*

Isapubliko*

HINIHIMOK ng ilang eksperto na isapubliko ng Pilipinas ang diplomatic protests nito laban sa mga pinaggagawa ng China sa West Philippine Sea dahil hindi umano sapat ang papa-file ng Maynila ng note verbale laban sa Beijing. Naulat na tinukoy raw ni Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) director Gregory Poling na ang tanging paraan para makumbinsi ang China na ituring ang […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
US Dim Mak Point 8– Vulnerability of C4ISR*

US Dim Mak Point 8– Vulnerability of C4ISR*

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. February 1, 2017 C4ISR stands for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. In a war situation, C4ISR is a prime target […]

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