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Nabunutan ng tinik*

Nabunutan ng tinik*

TOTOONG hindi matatawaran ang mga accomplishment ni Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido bilang opisyal ng pulis, lalo na kaugnay ng digmaan laban sa droga. Pero hindi lahat ng naisin ay ating makukuha. Maaalalang si President Duterte pa mismo ang nagpahayag na maililipat si Espenido sa Iloilo City noong Agosto 28.       Pero nagpahayag si Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Surprised? Hurricane Harvey ‘Made Worse’ by Global Warming, Capitalism*

By Sputnik News AS IT turns out, Hurricane Harvey was made into the monster it is through to the effects of global warming and the ever hungry machine of capitalism. Speaking to Brian Becker with Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear, Fred Magdoff, professor emeritus of plant and soil science at the University of Vermont, said that while “you can’t say if there had been no […]

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Korea Crisis Exposes Orwellian West*

By Sputnik News/Finian Cunningham, columnist THE Western media would have us believe that North Korea and its nuclear arsenal is the world’s number one threat. The continual depiction of a “rogue” state in the Western media plays into the US agenda of a pre-emptive attack on North Korea. But let’s get this straight. North Korea has an estimated 10-20 total […]

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Harvey*

Harvey*

SALAMAT sa Diyos dahil sa kabila ng pananalasa ng Hurricane Harvey sa Houston, Texas ay walang kababayan natin ang naiulat na namatay bagamat marami sa kanila ang nadala sa mga evacuation centers matapos lumubog ang halos 80 porsyento ng nasabing lungsod at mga katabing lugar. Ayon sa ulat ng mga awtoridad ay umabot na sa 18 ang nasawi at tinatayang […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
‘Cry for Justice’*

‘Cry for Justice’*

THE funeral march for slain 17-year-old grade 11 student Kian delos Santos made a brief stop in front of the Caloocan City PCP 7 where the cops involved in his killing were assigned. In an attempt perhaps to shake the conscience of those involved in the crime, Father George Alfonso, Santa Quiteria Church parish priest, read “Panaghoy sa Katarungan (Cry […]

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

Hustisya*

INIHATID na sa huling hantungan ang 17-anyos at grade 11 student na si Kian delos Santos noong Sabado, Agosto 26, sa La Loma Cemetery. Inilibing si Delos Santos mahigit isang linggo makalipas ang malupit na police operation kung saan natapos ang kanyang buhay sa kamay ng mga pulis na hanggang ngayon ay iginigiit na sangkot siya sa iligal na droga. […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Napakaraming “sana” para sa ating mga Pilipino*

Napakaraming “sana” para sa ating mga Pilipino*

NAAALALA pa ba ninyo ang kantang “Imagine” na pinasikat ng grupong Beatles noong mga 1960’s to 70’s? Ito marahil ang isang awiting pinagkukunan ng inspirasyon ng maraming Pilipinong nagnanais ng mapayapa at masaganang buhay. Mahirap makamit ang “utopia” o isang ideal na kalalagayan, ayon na rin sa “Imagine,” subalit ito’y nagbibigay ng pag-asa sa panahong napakarami nating katanungan…sa mga panahong […]

by Nida Mendoza-Abu· · 0 comments · Opinions
Korea*

Korea*

MARAMI ang sumisisi sa North Korea at sa lider nito na si Kim Jong-un bilang ugat ng krisis sa Korean peninsula ngayon. Subalit ang hindi napapansin ng karamihan ay ang katotohanan na ang tunay na ugat ng krisis ay ang sapilitang paghahati sa bansang ito ng United States at dating Unyong Sobyet (ngayon ay Russia) matapos ang Ikalawang Digmaang Pandaigdig. […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Thank God a nuke war has been averted….for the moment*

Thank God a nuke war has been averted….for the moment*

THE “Nuke War’ scare has again hit the Asia-Pacific region and the United States after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un threatened to “unleash” its Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles near the US territory of Guam. To avoid a nuke war, Kim  must be calmed by stopping the Pyongyang aimed joint US and South Korean military exercises. Without this major provocation, Kim is […]

‘Without a fight’*

‘Without a fight’*

THE Caloocan City policemen insist that Kian Loyd delos Santos, the 17-year-old 11th grader whom they killed, was involved in illegal drugs. After the slaying hit the headlines, Philippine National Police Director-General Ronald dela Rosa said Delos Santos delivered drugs for his father and uncle and presented a professed pusher who claimed to have had transactions with the victim. Next, the […]

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

Nakaaalarma*

MAGING ang Senado ay naaalarma na sa lumalaking bilang ng mga nasasawi sa mga isinasagawang operasyon ng kapulisan laban sa iligal na droga. Ang lalong nagpainit sa paksang ito ay ang naganap na pagpatay ng mga pulis kamakailan sa 17-anyos na si Kian delos Santos dahil nanlaban umano ito sa pag-aresto.       Nagliliyab sa galit ang maraming senador […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Blogger vs Mamamahayag*

Blogger vs Mamamahayag*

KAMAKAILAN ay binigyan ng Social Media Practitioner Accreditation ng Malacañang ang mga social media bloggers para opisyal na makapag-cover ng mga malalaking kaganapan sa palasyo, lalo na yung may kaugnayan kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte. Walang problema ang Usaping Bayan sa ginagawang pagpapahayag ng mga bloggers sa kanilang mga saloobin o paniniwala, kahit ito ay hindi katanggap-tanggap, dahil bahagi ito ng […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Untouchable?*

Untouchable?*

TO THIS day, small town lottery or simply STL is still being used and abused by those involved in the illegal numbers game, particularly “jueteng”. Although STL operates legally under the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), illegal gambling syndicates have been using it as a cover for their jueteng operations.       Once these gambling lords are given an STL […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Masakit na biro*

Masakit na biro*

ANG edukasyon ay napakahalaga sa ating mga Pilipino kaya hindi kataka-taka na ginagawa ang lahat ng mga pamilya, lalo na yung mga mahihirap na sukdulang isanla pa si Kalakian, para matus-tusan lamang ang pag-aaral ng kanilang mga anak, lalo na yung mga papakolehiyo. Pero ang kaugaliang ito ay halatang hindi binigyang pansin ng mga mayayaman nating congressman at ni Pangulong […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Ugat ng problema*

Ugat ng problema*

NAPAKAINIT na isyu ang kargamento ng iligal na droga mula China na nagkakahalaga ng P6.4 bilyon na nakalusot sa Bureau of Customs (BoC) bunga umano ng katiwalian ng ilang opisyal. Ito ang pinakamalaking shipment ng shabu na nakapasok sa bansa kaya nararapat masibak ang mga sangkot na opisyal.       Pero ayon sa liham ni Zhang Xiaohui, pinuno ng […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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China says it will defend North Korea in event of US invasion*

By ALEXANDER MERCOURIS, Editor-in-Chief, The Duran Editorial in Chinese official newspaper Global Times sets out China’s red lines: China will intervene in event of US invasion of North Korea to prevent regime change there. As the war of words between the US and North Korea continues to mount, an increasingly angry and worried China has given Washington and Pyongyang a clear […]

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Hiroshima at Nagasaki*

Hiroshima at Nagasaki*

GINUNITA ngayong linggong ito sa bansang Hapon at ilang panig ng mundo ang ika-72 taon na anibersaryo nang pagpapasabog ng bomba atomika sa Hiroshima at Nagasaki, Japan kung saan libo-libong sibilyan at sundalong Hapones ang namatay. Sa kabila ng pagiging kontrobersyal ng mga pangyayaring ito ay hindi maitatatwa na binago nito ang daloy ng kasaysayan. Iniluwal ng mga pangyayaring ito […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Customs cleansing*

Customs cleansing*

CORRUPTION abounds in several government offices in spite of President Duterte’s efforts to rid the system of dishonest employees. A clear example here is the Bureau of Customs (BoC), currently in the limelight for the controversial shabu shipment worth P6.4 billion from China that landed inside a warehouse in Valenzuela City. Since last week, lawmakers have been probing BoC officials led […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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Game of Drones: US Ops in the Philippines Would Be ‘Bigger Evil’ Than Terrorism*

By Sputnik News THE probability of combat unmanned aerial vehicles’ (UAVs) being used by the US Air Force against the Daesh-affiliated terrorists in the Philippines prompts concerns, Sputnik contributor Alexander Khrolenko writes. While the Pentagon says it has no plans to launch the operation, the journalist explains why it could become a disaster for civilians. Commenting on reports about the US allegedly […]

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Trapik (Ikalawang Bahagi)*

Trapik (Ikalawang Bahagi)*

BUKOD sa kaugnayan ng ating mga “personal complex” sa “carmageddon” na ating dinaranas araw-araw, ang kasalukuyang sobrang bagal at nakabubugnot na daloy ng trapiko ay bunga rin ng ilang dekada na kapabayaan at kawalan ng “foresight” ng mga nasa poder at kaakibat na pagbalewala ng taong bayan sa mga batas trapiko. Ang “carmageddon” ay parang isang sakit na matagal na […]