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A Salute to Filipino Veterans

Mount Samat National Shrine, Bataan, Philippines In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day as well as Veterans Day, we are publishing a revision of an editorial we wrote in 2012 titled: Remembering the Sacrifices of Our Forefathers During ...

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Diesel Fuel and Polluted Air are killing Filipinos

Smog-filled metropolis—a daily occurrence. Photo Manila Bulletin ccording to the website of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), an agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), lung cancer is “the top cause of cancer-related deaths ...

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Working Abroad as Domestic Helpers Should Become a Thing of the Past

Cleaning the outside of a window 4 stories up. Photo: Facebook/Time News International/Asia Times or decades the Philippine economy has been kept afloat by millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) sending money back home. According to philstar.com in an article ...

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Why Didn’t Duterte Join Other World Leaders at the UN?

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco eptember is the month New York commuters dread. Their already packed city becomes even more densely packed with visitors from across the globe. Stretched limousines trailed by black SUVs appear all over Manhattan. ...

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Has Duterte Finally Met His Match in Sister Patricia Fox?

Sister Patricia Fox at home in Manila. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images ccording to a recent article in the Philippine Star “Australian nun Patricia Fox testified against the Duterte government before an international tribunal on Tuesday [September 19, 2018], narrating the ...

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Is Philippine Democracy Dying?

Monumento ni Andr�s Bonifacio in, Caloocan City commemorates the founder of the Katipunan. Bonifacio exemplifies the indomitable spirit of freedom-loving Filipinos. Photo: Pampangatalents.com & philnews.com n their latest New York Times Bestselling book How Democracies Die, Harvard University political science ...

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Philippines Should Steer Clear of China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ Trap

China’s One Belt One Road initiative (OBOR). Photo: defenceaviationpost.com s Philippine President Rodrigo Dutete finally coming around to the realization that Communist China is not really our friend? A recent article by Richard Javad Heydarian in the Asia Times that ...

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Sorry, We Are Just Not Buying It Mister President

“I am thinking of stepping down because I’m tired." Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. AP photo hilippine President Rodrigo Duterte should stop all this talk about quitting or stepping down before his term is up. It just makes him appear disingenuous. ...

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The Danger of Trump’s Fake News, on the Philippines

[unable to retrieve full-text content] U.S. President Donald Trump has been a relentless critic of the press even before he became president. During his campaign, Trump railed against the media and popularized the term “fake news”… Philippine NewsLink: www.philnews.com

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Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Is Back … Brace Yourselves!

President Rodrigo Duterte and new Speaker of the House of Representatives, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Photo: Robinson Ni�al Jr. t was not that long ago that disgraced former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was busy cooling her heels at the Philippine Veterans Memorial ...

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