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P-Noy’s bloody folly

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz In the four and a half years that President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III had been in power, nothing had come closer to torpedoing his administration than the Mamasapano Massacre, which killed 44 members of the Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police (PNP). One month after the heinous slaughter of the elite commandos, calls for P-Noy’s resignation continue to Read More …

I’d rather wait for May 2016

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ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas THERE are many reasons for people to demand that President Aquino step down, the latest and most plausible being the mishandling of the operation to hunt down two terrorists in Mamasapano in Maguindanao that resulted in the massacre of 44 Special Action Forces policemen. From the moment Aquino revealed his arrogant and vindictive behavior when he personally pushed Read More …

RIGHT TIME

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By REY O. ARCILLA  MALAYA (I am afraid the “right time” for Nonoy to explain his side of the Mamasapano Massacre has long ago passed.) Malacanang said President Noynoy Aquino will explain his side of the Mamasapano Massacre at the “right time”. I’m afraid the “right time” has long ago passed. No amount of re-telling his side of the story will change the impression already Read More …

No Gory, No Glory

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GLIMPSES By Jose Ma. Montelibano It seems we cannot get out of the Mamasapano incident, but for different reasons. The heroism of SAF 44 has long been out of the main focus. Heroism deals with courage first, then using that courage to save others, especially the innocent. Many times, the brave die in the line of duty. Their deaths intensify their heroism, not lessen it. Read More …

Is the Doomsday Clock for Real?

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By Erick San Juan The recent article of my friend Perry Diaz caught my attention regarding the controversial Doomsday Clock. Normally, when the clock reached the hour of midnight, it symbolizes a new day and maybe a new year when everybody eagerly anticipates a new beginning. But there is one clock that we don’t want to see the time set to midnight, and that is Read More …

Pacquiao, a Martin Luther King?

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As the Bamboos Sway By Rudy D. Liporada  The question is a joke. Hopefully, just for now. Please don’t get me wrong. I like Manny Pacquiao. I will even bet measly hundreds of dollars on him against Floyd Mayweather in their upcoming bout at Las Vegas come May 2, 2014. However, Purefoods top official, Rene Pardo’s remark likening Manny Pacquiao to Martin Luther King is Read More …

Judge: Beijing lost that power after signing pact

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Source: The Star Online (Malaysia) KUALA LUMPUR: China has no historical claim to the South China Sea, as it gave up that right when it became a signatory to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), according to a Philippine Supreme Court judge. Justice Antonio Carpio said when a country became a signatory to the UNCLOS, it gave up historical claims in Read More …

Ombudsman: Probe Binay bank accounts

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BY JOMAR CANLAS SENIOR REPORTER, FERNAN MARSAIGAN AND JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA THE MANILA TIMES The Office of the Ombudsman has pushed the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to file a petition with the Court of Appeals (CA) in order to examine bank accounts of Vice President Jejomar Binay and his family. According to a well-placed source of The Manila Times, the Ombudsman had requested the AMLC to Read More …