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Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge to Organize U.S. Opposition to Marcos

California’s Golden Gate bridge have crossed the Golden Gate Bridge more than 100 times in the 46 years that I have lived in San Francisco but my most memorable crossing occurred 45 years ago this past week when I rode ...

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President Duterte Will Most Likely End as a Failure

Protesters in Manila mark the 45th anniversary of Martial Law on Sept 21, 2017. Photo: WSJ.com e Filipinos have to learn the hard way that in a properly functioning democracy, there are no shortcuts, no quick and easy way of ...

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US Pinoys Call for Prayers to the Blessed Mother for Protection from China

The South China Sea. Image from The New York Times (Click on image to enlarge) “Through prayer and fasting, one can stop wars, one can suspend the laws of nature.”Blessed Mother Mary to Mirjana, Medjugorje visionary, ...

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Duterte’s Timeframe Just Went From Six Months to More Than Six Years

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: philstar.com residential candidate Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign promise during the 2016 election was that he would need just six months to eradicate the drug problem in the country. Then as president ...

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Free Education? Not So Fast Mr. President

UP Diliman students jump for joy after the free tuition bill was signed into law. Photo: INQ—Ni�o Jesus Orbeta hilippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill that grants free tuition to students in state-run ...

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Why Is There No July 12 Philippine National Sovereignty Day Celebration?

Jubilant Filipinos march along Roxas Boulevard in Manila after the UN tribunal’s verdict was announced on July 12, 2016. (author-supplied photo) resident Rodrigo Duterte won the most votes among US overseas Filipino voters in the May 2016 ...

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Ex-President Aquino’s Dilemma Could Be President Duterte’s As Well

President Rodrigo Duterte (left) and former President Benigno Aquino III. (PNL file photos) hilippine Ombudswoman Conchita Carpio-Morales just filed criminal charges against former president Benigno Aquino III for the blotched military operation commonly known as the ...

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Chinese Missiles and Fighter Jets Soon Based at Panganiban Reef Just West of Palawan

Construction is shown on Panganiban Reef (Mischief Reef) in this June 19, 2017 satellite image released by CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies to Reuters. (CSIS/AMTI DigitalGlobe/Handout/Reuters) ccording to ...

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President Rodrigo Duterte Can Still Do the Right Thing

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during the ASEAN summit held in Manila last April. REUTERS/Erik De Castro n a recent article in Asia Times, William Pesek a Tokyo-based journalist and former columnist for Barron’s and Bloomberg noted that President ...

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Why Xi Jinping Threatened War If the Philippines Drills for Oil

Graphic illustrating methane hydrate deposits (left). Methane hydrate “flammable ice” (right) subjected to heat. Photos: Geology.com and Canadian National Research Council hough nothing Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has said or will say carries any shock value anymore, ...

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