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Angels in real life*

Angels in real life*

SOME people believe that angels appear in many forms at the most unexpected time, especially when their help is needed most. This could be true for Angeline Fernando who recently fell onto the tracks of the Metro Rail Transit just as the train was pulling out of the Ayala Station. The accident resulted in the loss of her arm. The […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Bayaning pulis*

Bayaning pulis*

MAY mga pulis man na dapat kainisan dahil sa pang-aabuso sa kapangyarihan at paggawa ng katiwalian ay may mga kabaro rin sila na tunay na maipagmamalaki ng sambayanan. Patunay na rito ang kabayanihan na ipinakita nina PO3 Cyril Gobis ng Sta. Cruz Municipal Police Station ng Laguna Police Provincial Office at PO2 Joselito Lantano ng Police Security and Protection Group […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 1 comment · Opinions
Will China ever change?*

Will China ever change?*

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China have finally agreed to carry out negotiations for an effective code of conduct on the disputed South China Sea. Leaders of ASEAN and China have agreed to start the talks based on the framework approved by the foreign ministers last August. The negotiations, which will reportedly begin in March 2018 in Vietnam, […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Walang puknat ang iligal na sugal*

Walang puknat ang iligal na sugal*

SA WAKAS ay umaksyon ang National Capital Region Police Office noong nakaraang Miyerkules at hinuli ang saklaan sa Malibay, Pasay City na pinatatakbo ni Rom Bakla. Gayunman, sa Pasay ay patok na patok ang iligal na sugal sa Pilapil Street, Humildad Street, Maricaban area, Malibay area, Santo Niño area, Pasay Boulevard, Muñoz Street, Estrella Street at Maginhawa Street. Bukod sa […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Drugs in prison*

Drugs in prison*

THE government may have been too engrossed in stopping the proliferation of illegal drugs inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) and has failed to address the possibility that the problem concerning narcotics may exist in other penitentiaries. Combined forces from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Philippine National Police’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and the Bureau of Corrections […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 1 comment · Opinions
Iligal na sugal namamayagpag*

Iligal na sugal namamayagpag*

PATULOY nga ba na kumakalat ang iligal na sugal nang hindi man lang nalalaman ng matatapang at magigiting nating kapulisan? Mahirap yata itong paniwalaan dahil batid naman ng lahat na matindi ang pang-amoy ng mga pulis kapag may iligal na aktibidad na nagaganap sa kanilang nasasakupan. Dito nga lang sa Pasay ay patok na patok ang iligal na sugal sa […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Terrorism to persist*

Terrorism to persist*

WITHOUT a doubt, a lot of people, particularly our soldiers, are still in high spirits due to the government’s successful campaign to thwart the spread of terrorism in Marawi City. The remaining fighters of the Maute group, although supported by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), have crumbled like cookies with the deaths of Omar Maute and Abu […]

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

Pagbangon*

HALOS isang linggo matapos ideklara ni President Duterte na malaya na ang Marawi City sa terorismo ay nagpahayag si Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana na nagwakas na ang 154 na araw ng pananakop ng Maute group na sinuportahan ng Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Ayon sa militar ay nasawi sa digmaan ang 920 terorista bukod pa sa mga bangkay […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 1 comment · Opinions
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Revisiting the October Revolution of 1917*

By John Wight, Sputnik News TO SOME the October Revolution of 1917 in Russia still stands, a hundred years on, as the single most important emancipatory event in human history. For such people it commands greater importance than the Reformation or the American and French revolutions preceding it, in that it went further than religious or political emancipation to engender social emancipation; and with it […]

by Admin· · 1 comment · Opinions
Hail to the Chief *

Hail to the Chief *

DESPITE earlier differences of opinion with President Rodrigo Duterte, the United States hailed the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for killing terrorist leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute. As an ally, the US supported the military’s counter terrorism efforts in Mindanao by providing intelligence, surveillance, and technical assistance. It has also donated at least P730 million or $14.21 million […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Walang tiwala*

Walang tiwala*

IPINAGTANGGOL ni Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano sa isang press conference ang mga tagasuportang blogger na kanilang isinama sa biyahe sa New York para i-cover ang kanyang speech sa United Nations General Assembly. Kinumpirma rin niya na ginamit ang pera ng mga nagbabayad ng buwis para tustusan ang gastusin ng naturang mga blogger. Bakit kailangang sagutin ng gobyerno ang tranportasyon, […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 1 comment · Opinions
Labag sa batas ang plano ng pangulo na magtatag ng isang “revolutionary government” (Ikalawang bahagi)*

Labag sa batas ang plano ng pangulo na magtatag ng isang “revolutionary government” (Ikalawang bahagi)*

MALI at malisyosong ikinumpara ni Duterte ang kanyang plano na magtayo ng revolutionary government, na halatang bigla lamang niyang naisip, sa itinatag na revolutionary government noong 1986 ni dati at yumaong Pangulong Corazon Aquino dahil iyon ay resulta ng pagpapatalsik ng taong bayan sa isang diktadura. Bukod dito, ang revolutionary government ni Ginang Aquino ay isang transition o pansamantalang paraan […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Revolutionary government *

Revolutionary government *

MANY people are alarmed by President Rodrigo Duterte’s warning that he plans to establish a revolutionary government to counter a supposed destabilization plot. Many question this reasoning after his own defense secretary, Delfin Lorenzana, doubts whether such a plot even exists.       To be honest, this sows confusion. What destabilization plot is the President talking about? And why […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Labag sa batas ang plano ng pangulo na magtatag ng isang “revolutionary government” (Unang bahagi)*

Labag sa batas ang plano ng pangulo na magtatag ng isang “revolutionary government” (Unang bahagi)*

ANG banta ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte kamakailan na magtatayo siya ng isang “revolutionary government” para umano’y mapangalagaan ang kanyang administrasyon laban sa mga tinawag niyang “destabilizers” ay malinaw na labag sa 1987 Constitution dahil wala itong probisyon para sa pagtatatag nito. Nilagyan ng maraming proseso ang Saligang Batas para mapangalagaan ang pamahalaan o legal na mabago ang istraktura nito kung […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · Opinions
Iligal bookies sa Pasay talamak*

Iligal bookies sa Pasay talamak*

TALAMAK at hindi maawat ang iligal na bookies ng karera sa iba’t ibang sulok ng Pasay City. Sa palagay ng maraming residente ay imposible namang isipin na hindi pa raw nalalaman ng mga awtoridad na ang operator nito ay isang nagngangalang “Christian” na kamag-anak diumano ng isang konsehal sa Pasay.       Ang areas of operation ay sa Maginhawa […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
A revolutionary government is unconstitutional*

A revolutionary government is unconstitutional*

SETTING up a revolutionary government as President Rodrigo Duterte recently threatened to do to “protect” his administration from alleged “destabilizers” is patently illegal as its establishment is beyond the ambit of the 1987 Constitution.       Existing Legal Procedures The framers of the highest law of the land have provided enough legal procedures to protect or effect changes in […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · Opinions
Prinsipyo’t hindi karahasan ang dapat magbuklod sa mga kapatiran*

Prinsipyo’t hindi karahasan ang dapat magbuklod sa mga kapatiran*

NAKALULUNGKOT na ang isang kapatiran o fraternity/sorority na dapat sanang tagapagtaguyod ng kapakanan ng mga ibig maging kaanib nito ang kung minsan ay siyang nagiging daan ng kanilang kapahamakan kundi man maagang kamatayan. Ang malungkot na katotohanang ito ay nabigyang buhay na naman ng masawi ang University of Santo Tomas law student na si Horacio Castillo III sa isang initiation […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Well planned*

Well planned*

FORMER Environment Secretary Gina Lopez has genuine concern for our surroundings and the people affected by the atrocities committed by its abusers. Lopez believes that the toxic metals generated by open pit mining will continue to pollute rivers, streams and adversely affect the lives of communities. Open pits also kill the economic potential of a region, biodiversity, and possibilities of […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Nagpapalusot na*

Nagpapalusot na*

TILA nagpapalusot na ang administrasyong Duterte sa harap ng United Nations at pandaigdigang grupong Human Rights Watch sa pagsasabing ayon sa depinisyon ng Extrajudicial Killing na ipinalabas ng nagdaang administrasyong Aquino ay walang EJK na nagaganap sa Pilipinas. Dangan kasi ayon sa limitadong pakahulugan ng Administrative Order 35 na pinirmahan ni dating justice department secretary at ngayo’y senadora na si […]

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

Hulidap?*

MAY panibagong anggulo sa pamamaslang sa 19-anyos na si Carl Arnaiz na ibinunyag ang Public Attorneys’ Office (PAO) na pinamumunuan ni Persida Acosta. Posible umanong insidente ito ng hulidap kung saan sinusubukang kotongan ng mga tiwaling pulis ang kanilang inaresto upang hindi ito kasuhan.       Umalis si Carl sa kanilang bahay sa Cainta, Rizal noong Agosto 17 at […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
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At least 2.1 million people could immediately die should North Korea nukes its southern neighbor and Japan*

By Sputnik News AS MANY as 2.1 million fatalities would be the cost if North Korea delivered a nuclear strike on South Korea and Japan in the event of the military scenario amid the tensions over its nuclear program. An attempt by the US to resolve the crisis militarily would be a point of no return, according to a report […]

by Admin· · 1 comment · Opinions
Ingrato?*

Ingrato?*

ISANG bintana sa niloloob ang ginawang panunumbat ni Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa na ingrato raw mga kritiko ng war on illegal drugs dahil nakikinabang din naman daw ang mga ito sa ibinubungang “peace and order” ng kampanya ng pulisya laban sa droga. Una, lumalabas na ibig pala ng hepe ng pambansang pulisya na tumanaw ng utang […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Opinions
Go through the eye of a needle*

Go through the eye of a needle*

THE controversial issue on whether or not to allow the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes has continued to divide the people. Perhaps some sectors should open their minds on the subject now that even the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has given its support to allow the medical use of marijuana provided that safeguards are taken.       […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Itanghal ang batas at maging tunay na pinunong bayan

Itanghal ang batas at maging tunay na pinunong bayan

MAINIT ang pagtatalo ng mga miron kung tama ba o mali na hindi pansinin ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang gagawing imbestigasyon ng Tanggapan ng Ombudsman kaugnay sa diumano ay kahina-hinalang ugat ng yaman ng kanyang pamilya. May nagsasabi na dahil “bias” ang magiging imbestigasyon ng Ombudsman ay marapat lamang na hindi ito pansinin ni Duterte. Tama lang daw, anya nila, […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 1 comment · Opinions
Panlilinlang sa gobyerno?*

Panlilinlang sa gobyerno?*

NAKALULUNGKOT na makitang ang mga opisyal ng Gabinete na itinalaga mismo ni President Duterte ang hindi sumusunod sa patakaran na inilatag ng pamahalaan. Pumutok kamakailan ang isyu na may mga redaction o pagbabago na napuna ang mga taga-media sa deklarasyon ng ilang dati at kasalukuyang opisyal ng Gabinete sa kanilang statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) mula Disyembre […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions