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The climate negotiation in the Fifteenth Conference of Parties (COP 15) in Copenhagen has come to a sour end. The world’s high expectation for a meaningful and binding agreement is doused with icy cold water by a non-binding deal dubbed as “Copenhagen Accord”–a deal primarily brokered by the most powerful and leading polluter country in [...]

Posted on December 21, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Blogs

Young officers will be made to believe that the military can rule effectively where civilian governance has failed

Posted on December 7, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Blogs, Glenda M. Gloria

The means inside the army’s toolbox should not be just guns and bullets.

Posted on November 12, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Blogs

{mosimage} Berlin—Before voting closed at 6 p.m. on Sunday (Sept. 27), members and supporters of political parties started to gather in their headquarters or rented halls for their traditional election-day party. Win or lose, they got together over cocktails, some in joy, others in sadness.

Posted on September 29, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Blogs

{mosimage} Berlin—In Alexanderplatz, a busy square surrounded by malls and hotels, The Left Party held its pre-election rally with a rock band as front act. Supporters waved red flags and balloons and the mood was lively.

Posted on September 27, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Blogs

{mosimage} Leadership is first and foremost about character, one who is in power but not subordinate to it, one who has control of money but is not lured by it, one whose position opens all doors but prefers the simplicity of lifestyle, and one who is followed by many but takes the heart of a [...]

Posted on September 16, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Blogs

Whereas Filipino artists are not only busy with their artistic work but also advance national art and defend its institutions, Filipino scientists have been largely concerned only with doing research to advance their name in science. Perhaps Jose Rizal was thinking of our scientists when he said, “Our talented men have died bequeathing to us [...]

Posted on August 19, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Blogs

{mosimage} Singapore—Mohamad Maliki Osman used to be an academic, lecturing on social studies and social work. But for the past years, he’s been putting theory to practice. As member of parliament, he connects to his constituents in weekly meet-the-people sessions, a practice institutionalized by the dominant People’s Action Party.

Posted on August 11, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Blogs

{mosimage} Singapore—At first, it felt like we were in a huge TV studio, wrapped in the humid afternoon heat, being entertained by celebrity hosts. Then after the rousing welcome, the stunning feat of sky jumpers, dotting the hazy sky, gracefully landing before our eyes, and an audience cheering “Happy birthday, Singapore!”, the scene abruptly shifted.

Posted on August 10, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Blogs

{mosimage} Cory shouldn’t be considered a ‘simple’ person

Posted on August 6, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Blogs

{mosimage} I wrote an online story about the passing of a former president but inadvertently referred to the current one who’s still very much alive in portions of the story. Instead of Mrs. Aquino, some sentences had "Mrs. Arroyo" in them.

Posted on August 5, 2009   |   CATEGORY: Blogs
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