Quantcast
Home » Balikatan You are browsing entries tagged with “Balikatan”

Drone wars

The unmanned aerial vehicle or drone found off the waters of Masbate last weekend raises serious questions, not only about the scope of US military activity in the Philippines but also about the grave threat the expanded American use of drones poses to the community of nations.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Drones

By

One can imagine the bewilderment of the Filipino fishermen when they saw a “drone” floating off the coast of Masbate recently. Four meters in length, it had the shape of a plane, but it was too small to carry a pilot. Also, it looked menacing, and too big to be merely a toy. They eyed it warily. One of the men might have gently poked it with his paddle, and, when it didn’t stir or make a noise, they towed it to shore.

Posted: January 9th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Engaging China

By

It’s been three weeks now since the start of the standoff with China at Scarborough Shoal, a group of mostly submerged rocks in the West Philippine Sea that the Philippines and China are claiming as part of their respective territories. While a diplomatic way out of the impasse is being sought, a complex signaling exercise involving the deployment and withdrawal of maritime vessels is also going on. What further complicates matters is that the standoff began just a few days before the start of the US-Philippine joint military exercises. The Philippines insists the two events are unrelated, but that is not how the situation looks from a geopolitical perspective.

Posted: April 28th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Advertisement

News

  • Heavy rains drench Metro Manila
  • SC affirms Ong’s dismissal
  • Consumer group wants P1 rollback in jeepney minimum fare
  • What about PDAF scam? Nancy Binay hits ‘one-sided’ blue ribbon committee
  • Binay sees self as ‘threat’ to probers, aspiring bets
  • Sports

  • Oscar Pistorius to finally learn his sentence
  • Pacquiao scores; Donaire absorbs KO
  • Mismatch of the year
  • Ruthless Lions ambush Chiefs
  • Cobras bag Cesafi cage title
  • Lifestyle

  • Palawan is ‘top island in the world’
  • Federal Land enhances Makati skyline with CBD projects
  • Secure your child’s college education the easy way
  • Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82–US media
  • A ‘bromance’ to last a lifetime
  • Entertainment

  • Ronan Keating after Marlisa win: Thanks for choosing ‘a worthy winner’
  • Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to enthrall Filipino fans
  • Cost of making ‘Hobbit’ movies up to $745 million
  • UK critics praise Gia, other Filipinos
  • Being No. 1 is magic
  • Business

  • US stocks gain despite weak IBM earnings
  • Rising household debt poses risks to growth of SE Asian economies
  • Capital requirements on banks raised
  • PH economic growth in 2014 expected to fall short of target
  • Neda chief seeks increased support for small farmers
  • Technology

  • Facebook sues lawyers over ‘scam’ lawsuit
  • NTC gets 60-day TRO vs enforcing text refund
  • Japanese jailed for making guns with 3D printer
  • Top 8 enterprise network infrastructure, security trends for 2015
  • Comet Siding Spring coming for 1st rousing visit in a million years
  • Opinion

  • In his hands
  • CSW, coordination and coherence
  • Her name is Jennifer
  • Living (and dying) with Ebola
  • Recapture ignorance!
  • Global Nation

  • 9 Fil-Am orgs get $100k grant for ‘Yolanda’ rehab projects
  • Signage for largest Fil-Am mural in US unveiled
  • Official visits US trade union’s rehab projects in Leyte
  • Chicago lecture on US colonialist hailed as ‘most relevant’ history month event
  • Ethnic voters soon to be majority in California
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement