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A Modern-day Philippine Hero the Country Truly Needs

Filipino Captain, and Reserve Philippine Navy Lieutenant Commander, Manolo Ebora Photo: Rappler.com n November 1, Rappler.com published an exclusive article that recounts the bravery and steadfastness of Filipino Captain Manolo Ebora, who, with his all-Filipino crew of 21, defied Chinese ...

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China’s Unrestricted Warfare: Is It Being Waged on the Philippines Too?

An early cover of the book Unrestricted Warfare (left graphic). Its authors Qiao Liang, and Wang Xiang Sui. Graphic/Photo: Wikipedia and Worldinwar.eu ccording to Wikipedia, “Unrestricted Warfare, is a book on military strategy written in 1999 by two colonels in ...

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Is America an Ally the Philippines Can Still Relay On?

November 15, 1935, Thousands of jubilant Filipinos flock to the Legislative Building (now the National Museum) to witness the birth of the Philippine Commonwealth as President Quezon and Vice President Osmea take their respective oaths of office. Photo: Phil Gov’t ...

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Salvador Panelo Punts on the Philippines’ Traffic Crisis

Press Secretary Salvador Panelo riding a jeepney to work. Photo: CNN Phil recent CNN Philippines article noted that presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo “took on the commute challenge sans bodyguards and media coverage after he was dared by several militant groups” ...

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Will Duterte Be Able to Retire Our Beloved Jeepney?

Striking to keep the Jeepney. Photo: Twitter/Asia Times ccording to Mody Floranda, president of Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (Piston), a national union of jeepney drivers, banning 15-year-old jeepneys is not the right approach. Instead, his group ...

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The Mismanagement of Philippine Institutions

Pass in Review at the PMA. Photo: Daily Tribune ollow the news, and it feels like all our old institutions are failing us. A case in point is the Philippine Military Academy (PMA). Once a revered institution that highlighted the ...

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Here Is the Advice You Asked for Mr. President

President Rodrigo Duterte talks to members of the press. File Photo: Yahoo News n what appears to be an astounding admission that his administration is at a loss on how to deal with China’s sweeping claims in the South China ...

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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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