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MANILA, Philippines — The military plans to drop its elite command structure in Basilan following operational blunders that led to the killing of 19 officers and men in the town of Al-Barka, a known territory of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Abu Sayyaf, Move.PH learned today. Replacing the Basilan Special Operations Task [...]

Posted on October 27, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions

MANILA, Philippines — You gather poor intelligence, act on your own, deploy your trainees to a treacherous terrain infamous for eating troops alive, make a bad call, and in the end get fatal results. The mob cries for blood. They choose to blame policy and context, rather than confront the real issues that led to [...]

Posted on October 23, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Glenda M. Gloria

Military officers campaigned for an anti-communist party-list group, counted votes inside camps, and cheated for candidates, probers told

Posted on August 18, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Sectors

As long as the regulations say it, the soldiers will follow. Marcos the former commander in chief knew that. When he ordered them to fight, they did. When he ordered them to spend government money without care for auditing rules, they did. When he ordered them to kill in the name of democracy, they did.

Posted on June 5, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Defense & Security, Glenda M. Gloria, Politics, Sectors

In my less serene moments on Good Friday, I was tempted to make a fuss about this—because I didn’t see the point of being hauled to court over an uploaded letter that practically every major news media organization had—but I gave the Special Prosecutor the benefit of the doubt.

Posted on April 27, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Glenda M. Gloria, Justice & Human Rights, Media

Siquijor’s bad rep precedes her, but it is the bad rep that has kept the province’s adolescent allure.

Posted on April 24, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Glenda M. Gloria, Places, Tourism, Travel

The Manila Times’ lesson is what presidents, leaders, and managers must all learn from: You can’t kill an independent newsroom. It will always find its way in other forms and other times.

Posted on April 10, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Glenda M. Gloria, Media

After a troubled and dark past, the congressman is now at the forefront of a historic impeachment

Posted on March 25, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Congress, Institutions, People, Politics, Profiles, The Legislature

The challenge is for the ruling party to put its ‘consolidated’ power to good use

Posted on March 22, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Congress, Institutions, Politics, The Legislature

Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno chides SC spokesman for misleading public

Posted on March 9, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice System, The Judiciary

As a colonel, Oban helped negotiate for the surrender of Oakwood mutineers in 2003

Posted on March 6, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Sectors
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