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Who doesn’t want to be vice president?

Three is a crowd: Marcos, Trillanes, and Cayetano

PerryScope By Perry Diaz With nine months to the presidential election on May 9, 2016, there are only two declared candidates for President and one “maybe.” And with the filing of candidacies on October 16, 2015 fast approaching, the two presidential candidates – Jejomar “Jojo” Binay and Manuel “Mar” Roxas II – have yet to pick their vice presidential running mates. Not because they’re in Read More …

OFWs ask Lina: Why us?

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ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas  Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina got it all wrong. He thought that by raising the customs duties for consolidated shipments entering the country, he would get accolades for doing something to raise the agency’s revenue collections. He also thought by ordering a 100-percent examination and enforcing tougher rules on balikbayan boxes, he would be commended for going after smugglers. Read More …

POE-DUTERTE (2)

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By REY O. ARCILLA  MALAYA (The two should really consider running as a tandem in next year’s election.) The British ambassador to the Philippines, Asif Ahmad, criticized our congressmen for the lack of quorum to debate and vote on the Bangsamoro Basic Law. “It is noticeable that many members of Congress are not showing up, which in my view is unacceptable,” Ahmad said. For once, Read More …

Karmic Harvest

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GLIMPSES By Jose Ma. Montelibano The recent launch of the political season, symbolized by the public anointment of the Liberal Party’s presidential candidate, will again put on center stage a most unlikely sector – the poor. The most devalued, unappreciated, neglected part of Philippine society, the Filipino masa, will enjoy its cyclical honoring, once every three years. Because of their numbers, and only because of Read More …

Self-fulfilling Time Line

Illustration of a graph where the figures suddenly fall through the floor

By Erick San Juan There are now several videos and articles going around or shall we say – trending on the internet particularly the things that will happen in September. Are these the globalist’s self-fulfilling assessments and programmed scenarios? It is like saying to us that we have to prepare for the worst and pray for the best. The crisis by design is on. Michael Read More …

The China Stock Market Collapse: Summarizing The “Black Monday” Carnage So Far

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By Tyler Durden Global Research It’s officially Black Monday, if only in China for now. We warned on Friday, after last week’s China rout, that the market is getting ahead of itself with its expectation of a RRR-cut by China as large as 100 bps. “The risk is that there isn’t one.” We were spot on, because not only was there no RRR cut, but Chinese Read More …

FVR calls for US help in securing West PH Sea

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By Jobert Navallo ABS-CBN News MANILA – Former President Fidel V. Ramos is reiterating calls for US help in securing Pag-Asa Island and other disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea. This comes as the country awaits the decision of the United Nations arbitral tribunal over the West Philipine Sea dispute and amidst questions surrounding the constitutionality of the Philippines’ enhanced defense cooperation agreement (EDCA) Read More …

Time for a U.S. Military Strategy to Stop China in the South China Sea

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By Marvin C. Ott The National Interest As any close observer knows, the South China Sea is a rapidly evolving—and increasingly perilous—strategic arena. China’s assertion that almost the entire sea is “indisputably” Chinese territory has been backed by a rapid buildup of maritime military power and an audacious series of land grabs. The most dramatic of these has been the construction of multiple artificial islands. Read More …