MANILA, Philippines – After months of battling government forces, Libyan rebels have entered the capital Tripoli, signaling the collapse of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. As of dawn Monday (late morning in Manila), Aug. 22, 2011, various news organizations have reported rebels taking over most parts of the Libyan capital, with people celebrating on the streets. The [...]
BALI, Indonesia- After almost a decade, Southeast Asia and China have finally taken the next step in coming up with a legally binding agreement that would ensure the peaceful resolution of the South China Sea dispute. The foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and China adopted the implementing guidelines of the [...]
Asean welcomes proposal for a ‘zone of peace’ in the area
MANILA, Philippines—While the Philippines and the US were launching their naval exercises on June 28, 2011 in the waters of Sulu and Palawan, which are very close to the disputed Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea, an Australian-based think-tank, the Lowy Institute, warned of a growing risk of war in the East China and [...]
It’s any empty label devoid of any legal meaning
Philippines’ strength lies in the fact that while we are a small, third world country, we are a noisy bunch, eager to participate in international forums and fight for what we believe is our right. We must be able to at least get other countries to put pressure on China not to use force, if not to get them to side with the Philippines altogether.
The issue of war and peace in the South China Sea (SCS) largely depends on China’s current and future behavior. The promotion of a rules-based regime in the SCS must be presented in a way that it will not be misconstrued as “anti-China” so that the problem anarchy in the SCS will provide the prospects for peace, stability and prosperity for all.
Of course China won’t risk going to war with the US or Russia or even Japan. But with the PH? Sounds more like a picnic than a shootout.
China has to make its own people accountable for the Amy Douglas Bank incident in the Spratlys
Indonesian JI leader Umar Patek and his Filipina wife, 29 year old Rumaesha, were captured by Pakistani officials in Abbotabad, the same town where Osama bin Laden was killed this week.
The US may have rid the world of the most infamous terrorist, but America’s response to 9/11 and the war on terror will be judged not by the number of terrorists captured or killed, but whether we choose to build a more peaceful world beyond our borders.
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Desperate women seek desperate measures
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Leaked copy of PNoy’s ‘SONA’
Our Beijing envoy
Quiet protest at the DOTC
Your war, our fatal assumptions
Celebrating the power of the human spirit
Of book writing and Chocolate Kiss-ing
I could have done a Vargas