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Chexit: The West Philippine Sea Is Ours but Now What?
China calls it a “farce.” The Philippine government filed the case before an international arbitral tribunal back in January 2013, seeking to quash the validity of China’s historic claims — an imaginary nine-dash line that impedes on our exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and effectively declares most of our seas as theirs. Their reason? Because they…
The Ill-Gotten Health of the Philippines
It takes a lot of courage and willpower to work in public health and development sector.
The PNP’s Chance at Redemption by Howie Severino
At no other time in recent memory has any group of policemen elicited as much public sympathy as the Fallen 44 SAF Commandos. In the midst of the horrific nightmare that triggered this outpouring of emotion is an opportunity. At any other time, many of us would regard the police as the least heroic, most…
Caught in Conflict: Golan Heights and Trapped Filipino Soldiers
Co-written with Lian Buan While Gilas Pilipinas is bravely representing the Philippines in the ongoing FIBA World Cup, we also have a different team of Filipinos who should make you feel proud. They are the 75 Filipino soldiers carrying the banner of the United Nations in the middle of a heated conflict in Golan Heights. Heightened Tension Golan Heights…
The Myth of ‘The Butcher’ Jovito Palparan by Dano Tingcungco
On August 12, 2014, after two years of hiding, NBI operatives finally captured retired Major General Jovito Palparan in Sta. Mesa, Manila. He now has to face charges of kidnapping and serious illegal detention for the disappearance of UP students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan in 2006. Palparan has carved a reputation as “The Butcher.” It wasn’t…
The Burial of Anria Espiritu: Justice and the Death Penalty
The story of Anria made this author realize how people close to us can become crime victims in an instant.
President Noynoy Aquino’s Report Card
Three Filipinos representing three social issues from poverty to press freedom were asked to rate Noynoy Aquino on his fourth year as President.
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