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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.

Posted on June 14, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Defense & Security, Foreign Affairs, Sectors, Voices

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.

Posted on June 7, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Commentary, Defense & Security, Foreign Affairs, Rommel Banlaoi, Sectors, Voices

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.

Posted on June 6, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Charlson Ong, Foreign Affairs, Sectors, Voices

Countries that practice capital punishment left isolated after decades of progress says Amnesty International

Posted on April 1, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Justice & Human Rights

Noynoy should have gotten tough with China, even if it did not end up saving any lives

Posted on March 31, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Commentary, Foreign Affairs, Voices

Joint Statement of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on the Visit of Vice President Jejomar C. Binay to Beijing on 18 February 2011 1. The Vice President met with the following officials and members of their staff: H.E. Mr. Dai Bingguo, State Councillor, [...]

Posted on February 19, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

The country has been dropping consistently for the last 3 surveys conducted by Geneva-based World Economic Forum

Posted on September 11, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Current Events

Freedom House: When we weaken unions, we weaken the entire democratic fabric

Posted on September 1, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Current Events

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is no stranger to labor disputes and pilot exodus–but it seems the Aquino administration is.

Posted on August 6, 2010   |   CATEGORY: Business & Economy, Sectors

(Last of three parts) The Philippines can still back out of the exploration deal with China and Vietnam that threatens to weaken its claim on the Spratly group of islands southwest of Palawan—if the Supreme Court declares the tripartite agreement void. And in the event that the joint marine seismic undertaking (JMSU) agreement is voided, [...]

(Second of three parts) The two chambers of Congress, headed by President Arroyo’s staunchest allies, aided the Executive in pursuing the constitutionally questionable agreement with China, and then with Vietnam, to survey Philippine waters for possible oil deposits. Ironically, only the President and executive officials could be held criminally liable for the act. The legislative [...]

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The Presidency
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Chay Florentino-Hofileña Gemma Bagayaua-Mendoza
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Marianne Hontiveros
Miss Go
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Aries Rufo
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