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Does Año Realize What He Is Getting Us Into?

CCTV cameras in China. DILG Secretary Eduardo A�o (insert)  Photo: Flickr, Hiddenninjaskills, Philstar r is he just mouthing the talking points fed to him by Malaca�ang (or Beijing). The beleaguered Philippine Secretary of the Interior, Eduardo A�o recently said that the ...

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The Bells of Balangiga Are Finally Back Home

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Balangiga bells are back on Philippine soil. Taken by members of the U.S. 11th Infantry Regiment in reprisal for the surprise attack on their comrades in the 9th infantry Regiment, the bells had been ...

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Filipinos Need to Remember What George H.W. Bush Stood For

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush.  Photo: Eric Gay/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK e remember former U.S. President George H.W. Bush who passed away on November 30 at the age of 94. A recent Houston Chronicle editorial notes that Bush’s vision, which he “was ...

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Judge Rodolfo Azucena Jr., Someone Filipinos Should Emulate

PO1 Jerwin Cruz, PO3 Arnel Oares and PO1 Jeremias Pereda | Photo Balita n Thursday, November 29, 2018, Judge Rodolfo Azucena Jr. of the Caloocan City Regional Trial Court (RTC) handed down a guilty verdict against 3 Caloocan police officers ...

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Can the Philippines Really Trust the People’s Republic of China?

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping.Malaca�ang file photo uring Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to the Philippines, total of 29 agreements signed between Xi and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Everything from “trade and investment, banking and ...

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A Salute to Filipino Veterans

Mount Samat National Shrine, Bataan, Philippines In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day as well as Veterans Day, we are publishing a revision of an editorial we wrote in 2012 titled: Remembering the Sacrifices of Our Forefathers During ...

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Why Didn’t Duterte Join Other World Leaders at the UN?

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco eptember is the month New York commuters dread. Their already packed city becomes even more densely packed with visitors from across the globe. Stretched limousines trailed by black SUVs appear all over Manhattan. ...

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Working Abroad as Domestic Helpers Should Become a Thing of the Past

Cleaning the outside of a window 4 stories up. Photo: Facebook/Time News International/Asia Times or decades the Philippine economy has been kept afloat by millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) sending money back home. According to philstar.com in an article ...

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Diesel Fuel and Polluted Air Are Killing Filipinos

Smog-filled metropolis—a daily occurrence. Photo: Manila Bulletin ccording to the website of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), an agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), lung cancer is “the top cause of cancer-related deaths ...

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Is Siding with China Instead of America a Smart Move by Duterte?

Graphic of American and Chinese flags superimposed. Photo: www.nationofchange.org iven the United States’ diminished influence in world affairs and China’s growing power, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, was it wise for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte choose China over the U.S. ...

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