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Speculations*

Speculations*

A LOT of speculations have cropped up regarding China’s seemingly all-powerful and incomprehensible influence over our country, on our territories, and even over President Duterte himself. It is an undeniable fact that the independence of our country was achieved through the sacrifice of innumerable lives of our countrymen during the last world war. In spite of our victory over the […]

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

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

LUBHANG maraming naguluhan kamakailan sa desisyon ng mayorya sa mga mahistrado ng Korte Suprema na sibakin ang kanilang Chief Justice na si Maria PA Lourdes Sereno sa pamamagitan sa pagkatig sa isang Quo Warranto petition na isinampa ng Solicitor General na si Jose Calida. Dangan kasi ayon sa Article 11, Section 2 ng 1987 Constitution… “The President, the Vice-President, the […]

Umiiwas sa digmaan*

Umiiwas sa digmaan*

BAGAMAN maliwanag na may katwiran si President Duterte sa pagiwas na makagawa ng hakbang na puwedeng ikagalit ng China para makipagdigmaan ito sa ating bansa, sa pananaw ng marami ay nagpapakita ang Pangulo ng labis na kahinaan sa kanyang ginagawa. Ayon sa Pangulo ay hindi niya kakayaning pumasok sa digmaan kung saan hindi siya magwawagi at magreresulta sa pagbubuwis ng […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
US Dim Mak Point 7 – Air Bases Vulnerability*

US Dim Mak Point 7 – Air Bases Vulnerability*

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. January 26, 2017 LAST  Dec. 5, 2016 The Sun, a UK publication, reported: “THE US is readying for World War Three with China […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Dura Lex, Sed Lex*

Dura Lex, Sed Lex*

“MALUPIT o hindi man kaaya-aya ang batas, ito ang batas.” Ito ang palagiang sinasabi sa amin noon ng aming mga propesor sa Kolehiyo ng Batas. Ani nila, ang matandang prinsipyong ito ang nagbibigay katatagan sa mga batas ng lipunan, nagbibigay patunay na pantay-pantay ang tingin ng batas sa lahat at nagbibigay katarungan sa pagpapatupad nito. Dagdag pa nila, ang prinsipyong […]

Disregard for the law*

Disregard for the law*

THE 8-6 result of the Quo Warranto petition against Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno was unexpected and it shocked the public. It came as an all-time low for the Supreme Court (SC) to allegedly twist the rule of law and manipulate it in favor of a petition against its very own leader. Many people supposedly still find it hard to believe […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Impeachment, Quo Warranto*

Impeachment, Quo Warranto*

HINDI maitatanggi na naging kontrobersyal ang pagpapatalsik ng Supreme Court kay Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno. Hindi ito naaayon sa Konstitusyon na nagsasaad na ang Pangulo, Bise Presidente, mga mahistrado ng Supreme Court, mga commissioner ng Civil Service Commission, Commission on Elections, Commission on Audit at ang Ombudsman ay maaari lang alisin sa puwesto sa pamamagitan ng impeachment. Ang impeachment ang […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
US Dim Mak Point 6: Diplomatic Weakness*

US Dim Mak Point 6: Diplomatic Weakness*

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. January 18, 2017 IN 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed from its own financial and bureaucratic weight, the U.S. emerged as the sole […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Wala ng sagabal*

Wala ng sagabal*

NGAYON na mukhang kontrolado na ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang lahat ng sangay ng pamahalaan – ehekutibo, lehislatura at hudikatura – ay walang dahilan para manatiling bansot ang bansa sa ilalim ng kanyang pamamahala. Ika nga, lahat ay nasa kanya na, kaya wala ng dahilan para magsabi pa siya na kulang pa ang kanyang kapangyarihan. Hindi na niya kailangan pa […]

Renewal of ties*

Renewal of ties*

BEFORE the Philippines and Kuwait signed a memorandum of agreement last week, providing additional protection for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), the relationship between the two countries already seemed headed for a better and brighter future. A delegation of Filipino officials composed of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, former Labor Secretary Marianito Roque, Labor Attaché Rustico dela […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro shout slogans during a campaign rally in Caracas, Venezuela May 4, 2018 © Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters

The US will not retake Venezuela so easily*

By RT / William Whiteman** WHEN it comes to Venezuela, both sides of the US political spectrum appear to lack even a basic understanding of the country. In his 2018 State of the Union Address, US President Donald Trump referred to Venezuela as a “socialist dictatorship”while bragging about imposing crippling economic sanctions on the Latin American nation. Such false accusations aren’t limited to […]

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Isang pagninilay sa kilos ng Korte Suprema laban kay CJ Sereno*

Isang pagninilay sa kilos ng Korte Suprema laban kay CJ Sereno*

UNA sa lahat ay ibig kong linawin na hindi ko kilala si dating Chief Justice Maria Lourdes PA Sereno at hindi ako natuwa ng siya ay i-appoint ni dating Pangulong Benigno Simeon Aquino Jr. bilang punong mahistrado ng Korte Suprema dahil napaka-junior pa niya para sa nasabing posisyon. Hindi tulad ng ilan kong kapatid mula sa Confraternitas Justitiae na nakatrabaho […]

Tagumpay*

Tagumpay*

SA WAKAS ay nagtagumpay ang mga pagsisikap ng mga opisyal ng Pilipinas upang maprotektahan ang mga overseas Filipino worker sa Kuwait. Nakahinga nang maluwag ang mga mangggagawa ng lagdaan ng Pilipinas at Kuwait ang memorandum of agreement nitong nagdaang Biyernes na nagbibigay ng karagdagang proteksyon sa mga OFW. Dapat purihin si President Rodrigo Duterte, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Iran Deal Crisis Leaves Transatlantic Alliance in Tatters*

By Sputnik News / John Wight** THE prospect of German, French and British companies being hit with US sanctions in the wake of Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran Deal carries with it an element of poetic justice. (Read More: http://beyonddeadlines.com/2018/05/08/trump-withdraws-us-from-iran-nuclear-deal/) Over the past few years each of the aforementioned governments have been slavish in their support for sanctions against Russia, and therefore now that […]

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Why is China Risking a Major War with the US in the South China Sea?*

Why is China Risking a Major War with the US in the South China Sea?*

May 14, 2018 Why is China risking a major war, even a nuclear one, by deploying cruise missiles on South China Sea outposts? The US have warned that there will be consequences with this move by China. If the US launch a pre-emptive strike on these island outposts using its stealth bombers with JASSMs, China will surely retaliate against US […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 1 comment · Opinions
Hindi na dapat maulit*

Hindi na dapat maulit*

ANG kahihiyan na inabot natin sa Kuwait ay hindi na dapat maulit. Dapat na nating itigil ang pagluluwas ng lakas paggawa sa mundo. Humanap na tayo ng ibang paraan kung paano mapatatakbo ang ekonomiya ng bansa na hindi umaasa sa remittances ng mga Overseas Filipino Workers. Dapat nang seryosohin ng pamahalaan ang pagtatayo ng mga mabibigat at magagaan na industriya, […]

Protecting workers in Kuwait*

Protecting workers in Kuwait*

KUWAIT is a country with a diverse society. Of its 4.2 million people, 70 percent or 2.9 million are expatriates. Of these, 260,000 are Filipinos employed either as household help or skilled workers such as nurses, doctors, teachers, mechanics, chefs, and hotel and restaurant managers, to name a few. Obviously, for whatever nationality, it is a place of great opportunity […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Hindi nila mapalagpas ang pagkakataon?*

Hindi nila mapalagpas ang pagkakataon?*

MALAKAS ang bulong-bulungan na buo na ang pasya ng Korte Suprema na katigan ang quo warranto petition na isinampa kamakailan ni Solicitor General Jose Calida laban kay Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Kung magkakagayon, ay mangangahulugan na masisibak sa puwesto si Sereno sa pamamagitan lamang ng isang quo warranto petition, isang pamamaraan nang mabilis pagaalis sa puwesto nang isang nasa […]

Kinidnap?*

Kinidnap?*

MARAMI ang nagulat sa balita na inakusahan ng Kuwait ang mga opisyal ng ating embahada ng pangingidnap sa sarili nating mga kababayan na kanilang iniligtas umano sa nakitang emergency na kanilang kinasangkutan. Nilinaw ni Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano na wala raw krimen sa pagsasalba sa ilang problemadong Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) na nauwi sa pagpapatalsik […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
US Dim Mak Point 5: Vulnerability to Asymmetric Warfare*

US Dim Mak Point 5: Vulnerability to Asymmetric 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. January 4th, 2017 ASYMMETRIC warfare is a form of warfare used by the weak to defeat the strong. A classic example is found in […]

by Victor Corpus, M.P.A.· · 0 comments · Opinions
International Workers Day*

International Workers Day*

IT came as a surprise to most of our kababayans living here in the United States that May 1, International Workers Day, is not a communist legacy but an American one. Unfortunately, despite its American roots, there is no official observance of the IWD here in the states on the first of May. The U.S. observes Labor Day on a […]

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 Korean Conflict: What was the real cause?*

By Arturo Sampana This is an alternative view about the root cause of the Korean War – BD Admin ASIAN leaders were relieved over the recent historic move of North and South Korean leaders to end their conflict and talk peace. Immediately, Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders congratulated the effort of the two Korean heads of state to talk […]

by Arturo Sampana· · 0 comments · Opinions
I know which country the US will invade next*

I know which country the US will invade next*

By RT / Lee Camp** BY the end of this column, it will be clear which country the United States will invade and topple next. Or failing that, it will be clear which country our military-intelligence-industrial complex will be aching to invade next. We all want to know why America does what it does. And I don’t mean why Americans do what we […]

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Kuwait ready to cooperate*

Kuwait ready to cooperate*

CERTAINLY, it is good to note that Kuwait is ready to cooperate with the Philippines in exploring all means to address labor issues, including that of the 800 Filipinos who are currently in shelter centers. Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said the emirate is keen on maintaining the safety and rights of all expatriates, including Filipinos, within the labor […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Trump Did NOT Convince Kim to Ditch His Nukes. China Did*

Trump Did NOT Convince Kim to Ditch His Nukes. China Did*

By UNZ Review / Mike Whitney** DONAD Trump thinks his “maximum pressure” campaign persuaded North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program. But it’s a bunch of baloney. The reason Kim Jong-un is planning to denuclearize is because China adamantly opposes nuclear weapons on the peninsula. That’s the whole deal in a nutshell. China, who is North Korea’s biggest trading […]

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