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An OIC for the PNP

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The Philippine National Police is a 150,000-strong organization tasked mainly to ensure peace and order nationwide. As such it is numerically a larger force than the Armed Forces of the Philippines although with less capability in terms of mobility and firepower.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

MacArthur’s folly

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Exactly 73 years ago today, Dec. 8, Japan’s imperial forces devastated US air bases in the Philippines some nine hours after the treacherous attack on Pearl Harbor. With the destruction of the strategic naval base in Oahu, America totally lost the capability to assist or reinforce its forces in the Pacific.

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

Bad law school recitation in SC

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If you could play alongside Michael Jordan, would you insist that the ball be passed to you at crunch time?

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Remanding’ Edca to Senate an unprecedented move

During the oral arguments at the Supreme Court on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca), some justices thought of referring the matter to the Senate, as the “proper forum” (“SC justices: Senate Edca’s proper forum,” Front Page, 11/19/14).

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

Random thoughts

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Last week, I came across an announcement from the Armed Forces of the Philippines that the Abu Sayyaf problem would be finally solved by 2016.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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