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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 »

A better deal for our ‘new heroes’

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Overseas Filipino workers have long been called the nation’s “bagong bayani” (new heroes), earning the accolade not because they give up their lives for the country, or fight for its sovereignty or independence, but because by their sacrifices, they support their families and keep the Philippine economy afloat.

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

DFA passport service uninterrupted

This is in response to Neal Cruz’s column “DFA’s ePassport project goes bust” (Inquirer, 11/28/12).

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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