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A hate crime

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It was not a very pleasant way to die. Indeed, the state in which the remains of Jeffrey Laude, aka Jennifer, were found in the bathroom of a motel room in Olongapo spoke of a degree of anger and violence, even hatred, on the part of whoever was responsible for her murder.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The question to ask: What happens in Asean post-2017?

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The question in people’s heads these days is: What happens to us in Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) post-2015?

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The Libyan trap: A tragedy of our own making

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The primordial role of government, according to the great English philosopher Thomas Hobbes is to secure the life and limb of its citizens. I would disagree with Hobbes’ point that this is the primary role of government, but yes, I agree that providing security is one of the state’s main functions.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Columns,Viewpoints | Read More »

Investigate DFA for ‘defective,’ ‘self-destructing’ passports

I would like to share an experience during my trip to St. Petersburg, Russia, passing through Helsinki, Finland.

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

The standoff on Second Thomas Shoal

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Almost to a man, most of the states on the rimlands of Asia-Pacific have closed ranks to denounce China’s “bullying” actions in the South China Sea and East China Sea.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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