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She’s alive!

The nation is in celebration mode. Who ever thought that one woman would have such a uniting effect on our people? Mary Jane Veloso, formerly part of the faceless and nameless Filipino diaspora, is now in the hearts and minds of every Filipino. And for good reason. She represents the modern-day Filipino who was forced […]

UP PROF: “CHINA CHALLENGING UNCLOS”

REF. Atty Romel Bagares 09166679802 China’s snub of the Philippine arbitral claim on the West Philippine Sea and its slew of building projects on disputed reefs in the area are “a serious and belligerent violation of” the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), of which it is a member, according to an […]

Scenarios for the accused

Now that it appears imminent that the Motion for Reconsideration from a finding of probable cause against “Tanda”, “Sexy” and “Pogi” would be dismissed, what are some of the likely scenarios that may happen soon? First, on the issue of how the three Information will be heard by the Sandiganbayan, it is certain that these […]

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 […]

America: The former superpower

America is now an ex-superpower. First, it ceased to be the biggest economy in the world. It is now only the second-biggest economy. China has long overtaken it and the tables have been turned. Communist China has not only become an economic tiger; it has also become the biggest creditor of capitalist America. And the […]

Anger as Philippines says will skip Nobel ceremony -AFP

Anger as Philippines says will skip Nobel ceremony AFP – Thursday, December 9SendIM StoryPrint MANILA (AFP) – – The Philippines confirmed on Thursday it would skip the Nobel peace prize ceremony for Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo following pressure from China, triggering anger from human rights advocates. The decision by one of Asia’s most vibrant democracies […]