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President faces hard questions in Europe

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President Aquino embarks on a five-nation trip to Europe and the United States from Sept. 13 to 24, officially tagged as a bid “to enhance diplomatic relations and attract trade and investments.” The trip comes a year before the end of his six-year term in 2016.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Japan on our mind

In June 1992, before assuming the presidency he had just been elected to, Fidel Ramos expressed reservations about a higher military profile for the Japanese Self-Defense Forces in Asia. The New York Times dutifully reported his view, that any Japanese military initiative would arouse regional concerns. Fast forward to June 2014. On an official visit to Tokyo, President Aquino all but encouraged Japan to amend its pacifist constitution.

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Gov’t on right track; focus on diplomacy, peace for now

The Philippines does not want war but peace, and it will always say no to conflict. The majority of Filipinos support the President’s policy of diplomacy with regards to issues that affect national interest, including our ongoing rift with China.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Is Obama pledge really ironclad?

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The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) with the United States signed during President Barack Obama’s visit comes as an upshot of the revulsion of Filipinos to China’s aggressive incursions into islets claimed by Manila as part of the Philippine exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea.

Posted: May 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Unfinished business

Barack Obama, the seventh sitting US president to visit the Philippines, arrives today to discuss defense and security issues that may well have a bearing on the next generation of Filipinos. President Aquino will honor his country’s highest interests if he uses the opportunity to also remind Obama of America’s unfinished business in the Philippines.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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