China May Use Force to Counter Foreign Meddling in Taiwan – President Xi

By Sputnik News BEIJING (Sputnik) – China won’t promise to abstain from using force when countering foreign meddling and separatist movements in Taiwan, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday. At a gathering commemorating the 40th anniversary of issuing the Message to Compatriots in Taiwan that marked a thaw in China-Taiwan relations, Xi said, emphasizing that “Chinese do not […]


Fake news victim*

NCRPO chief, ChinaIT SEEMS no one is off the hook and anyone can fall victim to fake news nowadays, even if you are a high-ranking official of the Philippine National Police. Director Guillermo Eleazar, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief, vehemently denied recently the authenticity of a photo that went viral on social media […]


War Scenario in the Middle East and Beyond: Part III*

THE Battle for the Eurasian Heartland: Who has What? Who will WIN? Let us assume that after Putin’s announcement to the world that Russia now possesses nuclear delivery systems that are impervious to any known US anti-missile defense system, “mutually-assured destruction” or MAD will hold and prevent humanity from self-destruction. But MAD will not prevent […]


‘That’s Reality’: Duterte Tells US South China Sea is Now in ‘Beijing’s Hands’

By Sputnik News BEIJING currently controls the vast majority of islands, reefs and shoals in the South China Sea, which are also claimed by a number of other nations in the region, including Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has warned Washington against bickering with Beijing over the South China Sea, […]


Death Toll From Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) in Philippines Rises to 65 – Reports

By Sputnik News MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The number of people who have sought treatment in Hong Kong’s hospitals after super-typhoon Mangkhut hit the region has increased to 362 people, local media reported on Monday. According to Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), a public broadcasting service, the typhoon hit the Chinese special administrative region at about 5:00 p.m. […]

Business News

‘A Tax on US Consumers’: Trump Tariffs to Push Apple Product Prices Up

By Sputnik News AMERICAN multinational technology company Apple Inc. recently claimed that the Trump administration’s proposed US tariffs on US$200 billion worth of goods imported on China will increase the prices on some of its products, including the Apple Watch and its AirPods. In early August, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said that US President […]


Losing battle*

WE tackled in a previous column the possible scenarios that could happen if war broke out between the Philippines and the all-powerful China which a lot of people believe we would naturally lose without the help of foreign allies. Since anything could happen at any given time, the question in the minds of some people […]


What if war breaks out?*

FEAR that war may break out any time between the Philippines and China continues to haunt many Filipinos with the growing presence and repeated incursions of the Chinese military and its ships in the West Philippine Sea. Having foreign soldiers in Philippine waters with vessels armed with missiles is no laughing matter and remains a […]


‘You can’t create island & say air above it is yours’: Duterte implores China to ‘temper behavior’

By RT Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has called on China to “temper its behavior” after a military aircraft was chased out of airspace above artificial islands created by the socialist republic in the South China Sea. The Spratly Islands have been at the center of a territorial dispute between China and five other near neighbours […]


Palace: PH-China renewed ties bear fruits

By Rodolfo Andal MALAYBALAY City, Bukidnon – Malacañang on Friday, stressed that the country’s renewed friendship with China has brought forth collaborative undertakings that are beneficial to the Filipino people. “We’re very happy that we have this newfound cooperation that has resulted in collaborative undertakings from bridges to rehab facilities,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. […]


Do what is right*

THE Philippines recently marked the second anniversary of its landmark 2016 victory in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The arbitral tribunal’s decision on the case invalidated China’s supposed historic nine-dash claim on the South China Sea. The problem, however, remains as China refuses to acknowledge the ruling and continues […]

Diaspora News

Filipinos, Vietnamese celebrate RP’s court victory over China in sea dispute

By Abner Galino FILIPINO Americans and their Vietnamese American allies on Thursday held another joint demonstration in front of the People’s Republic of China’s consular office in Los Angeles to protest the alleged territorial incursions of the Asian superpower in the West Philippine Sea. The protest was timed with the second anniversary of the decision […]


China’s assassin’s mace*

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. A MACE is a blunt weapon of medieval times that was used to strike down a more powerful […]


Breaking point*

THERE comes a time in a person’s life when continued anger and agitation being held back becomes harder and harder to control until it reaches a breaking point and he lets go of his rage. Just recently, a news footage came out showing an official of the US discussing what China had done in the […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]