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Christmas Truce 1914

PerryScope By Perry Diaz In 1914, during the Great War — or World War I as we call it today — the British and French armies were manning the 27-mile Western Front fiercely defending French territory from the advancing German Army. Across the British and French trenches, as near as 200 feet away, the Germans were dug in. What separated the opposing armies was a Read More …

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By VICTOR REYES  Malaya A New People’s Army rebel stands to receive P5.6 million as reward for information the rebel gave which led to the arrest of Communist Party of the Philippines chairman Benito Tiamzon last Saturday in Cebu last Saturday. “The informant is from their own organization. The information given helped us a lot,” said an official from the intelligence community. The NPA is Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz On February 3, 2014, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte testified before a Senate committee what he knew about David Tan. He said that Tan was the central figure in rice smuggling in the country. A senator asked him if he knew how Tan looked like? Duterte produced a photo of Tan that he claimed was given to him by police investigators. Read More …

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ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas  For years, the Philippine government has pursued peace talks with both the communist and Muslim rebels in the hope of finally ending these decades-long insurgencies and giving the economy the breathing room it needs to grow. Peace panels from the time of President Ramos have sat down with negotiators of the National Democratic Front and the Moro Islamic Read More …

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Making life worth living By Ellen Tordesillas Malaya We condole with the family of the seven Marines who were killed in Patikul, Sulu last Saturday and those of the eight policemen who were killed by a landmine allegedly planted by the New People’s Army in Allacapan, Cagayan Monday. The police officers killed were Police Officers 2 Dexter Cubilla, Angelbert Mateo, Elmark Rodney Pinated, Jonnel Bowat Read More …

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By DUCKY PAREDES MALAYA ‘The damage the Chinese vessel caused to the reef is heart-breaking. Some of the massive corals that were pulverized are estimated to be about 500 years old.’ Strange but true. The F/V Min Long Yu, a much smaller Chinese fishing vessel that was stuck on the Tubbathaha Reef, a UNECO World Heritage Site caused worse damage than the US minesweeper, USS Read More …

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SHOOTING STRAIGHT By Bobit S. Avila The Philippine Star Didn’t we tell you that the Year 2013 is the year that the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) would try to achieve their dream of overthrowing the Philippine government through a strategic stalemate? Last Jan. 27 nine persons were killed in an ambush in La Castellana, Negros Occidental, a mere 28 kilometers south of Bacolod Read More …

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By DUCKY PAREDES MALAYA ‘We would have to choose between a Filipino family and an Asean ally. That is a no-win situation for us. Better to let them sort it out themselves – Muslim to Muslim.’ WE shouldn’t just identify Mary Grace Llamanzares as the “daughter” of Fernando Poe Jr., without any explanation. Everyone knows that Ronnie and his wife Susan Roces never had any Read More …

By Christine F. Herrera and Rio N. Araja Manila Standard Today Amid criticism for funding rebel groups, government peace negotiators say two groups are ‘armed but not dangerous’ THE communist splinter group with which the government is seeking peace has split into two factions, but an Armed Forces official said Thursday that would have no impact on the ongoing efforts to disarm the rebels. Army Read More …

By Danessa O. Rivera and Charlie V. Manalo The Daily Tribune Malacañang and its Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPPAP) chief , Teresita Deles, may just be giving away P31 million to a non-existent rebel group that was once tagged by government as the Alex Boncayao Brigade (ABB), no matter what new name Deles has given the claimed beneficiaries of the Read More …