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Philippine Interest in the US President

So, President Barack Obama has defeated his challenger, Governor Mitt Romney. Outside the sheer excitement over the neck-and-neck race, what exactly is at stake for us Filipinos in this US electoral exercise? I say plenty. To begin with, it’s the fact that the US elections are taking place. We have patterned our representative democracy after […]

US neutrality in Scarborough: blessing or bane?

I’m not at all surprised that Uncle Sam opted to be neutral in our on-going row with China on the Scarborough Shoal. Fact is -other than maintaining freedom of navigation in the South China Sea; it is not to the national interest of the United States to engage its biggest creditor in any controversy. Furthermore, […]