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WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump’s decision not to recognize Iran’s compliance with a landmark nuclear deal is set to complicate crucial diplomacy at the United Nations on everything from North Korea to Syria, experts say. While Trump stopped short of burying the deal, booting its fate to Congress for…

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CLIMATE change is a scientific fact, and its effects are already being distinctly felt around the world, threatening human health, the places we inhabit, and the sustainability of our socioeconomic systems. This includes Taiwan, which this year alone has experienced several extreme weather events. In early June, Sanzhi District in…

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THE first time I heard her speak, I knew she was telling the truth. The domestic worker from Leyte told me about the sexual harassment she experienced while working in the household of a Philippine ambassador. He was a seasoned diplomat who was highly regarded in his field. While stationed…

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IT has been said that the tongue is full of deadly poison. While spoken words could not instantly kill, it could definitely hurt and destroy relationships. We often hear people say that the more you talk, the more blunders you commit. In other words, the less you talk, the fewer…

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MORE and less: that’s what I discovered in last week’s visit to Seoul, 190 kilometers from a ‘supreme’ threat. Kyumin Lim has witnessed the decline of tourists to Seoul and South Korea since US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un traded personal insults. Words apparently are indeed…

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SIX and a half years after having been first tagged as a participant in the April 28, 2007 abduction and disappearance of Jonas Burgos, Army Maj. Harry Baliaga was last week acquitted by a Quezon City regional trial court. He has consistently professed his innocence. The case of the prosecution…

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Janet Yellen’s term is ending at the Federal Reserve. With new appointments, President Trump can indirectly shape US monetary policy for years to come. The Philippines is not immune to policy change— or policy missteps. IN September, the Philippine central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged as widely expected.…

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Jerry Aspinio, 13, was full of wonder and curiosity at the world as he grew up in Angeles City, Philippines. One day as he and some of his classmates left school, they heard a man calling to them from a house balcony just outside the school gate. “Come on over,…

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We all love social media. Some are into it most of the time and eventually become anti-social. Sometimes we do not need new ideas. We just need to make old ideas better and some are liable to label those as “out of the box.” An easy way to decrease your…

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Part 2 So now, here is raising the issue in the title of this article: Can a nation attack itself? China has never been conquered Of all the nations in history that have been subject to foreign aggression, China is the only one that has never been really conquered. This…

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