Scarborough as new SChina Sea flashpoint

April 29, 2016 12:23 am

When China stealthily took Panatag Shoal or Bajo de Masinloc (also called Scarborough Shoal) from the Philippines in 2012, we could only grit our teeth in anger and disbelief. Now, the significance of that takeover for China is emerging. And … Read more »

How could a Christian nation even make Duterte the leading presidential contender?

April 28, 2016 11:12 pm

 (Second of Two Parts) On Monday I explained that one answer to that question is that Christians like Protestant Perfecto Yasay and columnist Carmen Pedrosa simply refuse to believe that Rodrigo Duterte will really kill criminals without due process as … Read more »

Is Duterte unstoppable, or will Binay or Roxas spring a surprise?

April 28, 2016 10:53 pm

The surveys For the most prudent of reasons, I have never accepted as gospel truth the claims of the paid propaganda surveys on the alleged standing of our national candidates. You don’t have to, either. I have a profound respect … Read more »

Aesop’s frogs who wanted a king

April 28, 2016 10:48 pm

Sore at the din of whines streaming off a pond, an incensed Bathala stormed down from heavens to face a gaggle of 54-million strong croakers who wanted an audience with the deity. “And what is it that you, pitiable pestering … Read more »

Prison tales and contractualization

April 28, 2016 10:46 pm

It seems every time I go to the national penitentiary in Muntinlupa, I would need to deal with a different procedure. Two Saturdays ago, I was there to check on an inmate whose motion for reconsideration of his conviction was … Read more »

Badoc’s expanded Luna Museum

April 28, 2016 10:42 pm

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) has been on a roll, opening its nth museum in the last few months – yesterday the Martial Law Museum, in the last few months Calamba’s renovated Rizal Shrine, the Quezon Shrine … Read more »

The research report: Theoretical and conceptual frameworks

April 28, 2016 10:41 pm

TO a senior student: you are assigned to submit a research paper as a final requirement for your major in a baccalaureate degree. Since your major is management, you choose to research on this topic. You begin to read journal … Read more »

Why France won the biggest arms deal in Australian history

April 28, 2016 10:38 pm

Even in the lucrative world of the arms trade, it isn’t every day that a sale worth more than $38.54 billion is made. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced Wednesday (April 27) the winner of Australia’s Future Submarine contract. DCNS, … Read more »

How can an admitted mass murderer be our people’s most popular president-to-be?

April 28, 2016 12:31 am

OUR Columnist Rigoberto Tiglao asked a most pointed and relevant question in his column of April 25: “How could a Christian nation even make Duterte the leading presidential contender?” Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte boasts of having killed thousands of … Read more »

A half-truth will not set Grace Poe free

April 28, 2016 12:30 am

When I heard Grace Poe’s statement about her husband – during the final presidential debate held last Sunday (April 24) in Pangasinan – I thought, aha, Sen. Poe has finally decided to advance a step beyond her “succession of falsities” … Read more »