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In the Philippines, Corruption Is Everywhere

Antonio Sanchez (L) at maximum security compound, New Bilibid Prison on August 22, 2019. Photo: MANILA BULLETIN he near commutation of convicted rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez’s prison term has opened a can of worms. The contents of that can ...

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We Told You China Would not listen

China’s infamous Nine-Dash Line in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Graphic: CSIS/David Choi/Business Insider/PNL We don’t relish saying this, but we told you so. In our August 7, 2019 editorial, we noted that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ...

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Hey President Donald Trump, Forget Greenland; Buy the Philippines Instead!

Greenland (left), Philippines (right). Which to choose? Photos: rollingstone.com and CNN.com s the dust settles on just one of the many bruhahas begun by U.S. President Donald Trump, I call his attention and ask him to look West instead of ...

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Despite the Protests, Iceland Did the Right Thing

Reykjavik, Iceland, Photo: Getty Images, & Franz Jessen, Photo: philstar/Russell Palma ne News-Cignal’s “The Chiefs” TV show recently interviewed the outgoing European Union (EU) Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen. The amiable ambassador sadly noted that some misinterpret EU actions ...

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Xi Jin Ping Could Care Less What Duterte Says

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Beijing, China. File photo: REUTERS/Thomas Peter residential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made sure members of the media clearly understood what he was about to tell them. According to a recent ...

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Gun-toting Firemen. A Stroke of Genius, or a Bad Idea?

Narrow streets and side-by-side houses make many Philippine cities a tinderbox ready to burst into flames. Photo: philnews.ph n his speech during the 28th anniversary of the Bureau of Fire Protection’s (BFP) founding, President Rodrigo Duterte made an unusual suggestion. ...

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Like Hongkongers, Filipinos Must Warn the World About China

Hong Kong demonstration. Photo: GETTY he residents of Hong Kong continue to demonstrate against Chinese rule. Since its handover to China in 1997, residents of the former British colony have experienced first-hand what living under Communist China is like. Hongkongers ...

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America’s Continuing Influence on the Philippines

Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface photographed by Neil Armstrong. Photograph: NASA ifty years ago, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin set foot on the lunar surface. Back in 1969, the United States was an unstoppable force. The ...

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Listen closely and Understand What Hongkongers are Telling Filipinos

Student protesters and police face off in Hong Kong on July 1, 2019. Photo: South China Morning Post f Filipinos wonder what life will be like under the supposedly “benign” rule of China—which thinks it now has de facto control ...

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Might US President Donald Trump be Part-Filipino?

US President Donald Trump. Photo: Denny Simmons/Evansville Courier & Press via Associated Press hat may sound like a silly question. However, for many Pinoys who have followed President Donald Trump for over two years now, the question might not be ...

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