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Is the Philippines Better Off Having Left the ICC?

Headquarters for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague, Netherlands. Photo: www.ishr.ch ell, it happened. The Philippines is no longer a member state of the International Criminal Court (ICC). We are only the second country to leave the ICC ...

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The US-PH Mutual Defense Treaty: Save It or Scrap It?

Philippine President Elpidio Quirino (center) pays an Oval Office visit to US President Harry Truman (left). Philippine Ambassador to the US, Joaqu�n Miguel Elizalde stands behind Quirino. Photo: Truman Library n August 30, 1951 the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between ...

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Have We Filipinos Lost Our Moral Compass?

Philippines’ moral compass. Graphic: dollaradventureclub.com & civinate.Com e Filipinos have always seen ourselves as devout, god-fearing, children of God, leading exemplary Christians lives. We pray a lot, go to church a lot, and occasionally practice our faith the way few ...

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Filipinos Should Demand the Best Subway System

Scale model of the giant tunnel boring machine (TBM) that will create the underground tunnels for Metro Manila’s new subway. (Inside picture) An artist’s rendition of a subway station’s underground concourse Photos: DOTr/facebook n February 27, 2019, top government officials, ...

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A Cup of Taho for Our Wounded National Pride

Jiale Zhang, 23 awaits booking by MRT police. Photo: theweek.co.uk ast week everyone was talking about it. From your man-on-the-street, to your top government officials, everyone seemed outraged at Jiale Zhang, a 23-year-old Chinese student studying fashion design in the ...

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Is the Philippines Being Left behind By Its Neighbors?

Life Expectancies in Southeast Asia in 2040, based on a study published in the journal of The Lancet. Life expectancy is a good gauge of a country’s development and its ability to provide for the overall wellbeing of its citizens ...

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Please Engage China at the UN, Secretary Locsin

Kagitingan Reef (left), Secretary Teddyboy Locsin (right) Photos: Wikimedia.com & Facebook.com recent article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer caused us to do a double-take when we read that Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddyboy Locsin Jr. intended to protest Communist China’s establishment ...

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Yes, We Can Clean Up Our Country

Manila Bay breakwater after cleanup. Photo: Antonio Jr Ampoan Chua-so/gmanetwork.com udos to Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu who, with the help of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), has managed to clean up sections ...

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The Wrong-headed Way to Deal with Underage Crime

Living and playing along the rails. Children like these are the preferred demographic for recruitment by criminal syndicates. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images he Philippine House of Representatives appears to have “railroaded” the controversial House Bill (HB) 8858 lowering the age children ...

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Tread Carefully When Borrowing Money From China

Aerial view of Mal�, the capital of Maldives. Mal� is also known as “King’s Island.” Photo: CrescentRating ith all the billion-peso projects in the planning stages by the Rodrigo Duterte administration, financed by Communist China, Filipinos might take a cue ...

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