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AFP revolving door swings into action

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Easily the most famous door in the land is the one that leads to the office of the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) chief of staff.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Kevlar helmets and Janet Napoles

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My curiosity about Kevlar was triggered by an article in the latest issue of Time Magazine. It reported the death of Stephanie Kwolek, the DuPont chemist who discovered by mistake, a new synthetic fiber that proved to be five times as strong as steel. DuPont called it “Kevlar” and although its original purpose was to strengthen tires, its light weight, resiliency and strength would lead to its applications in bullet-proof vests, body armor and combat helmets that would save countless lives of soldiers and civilian personnel. In particular, Kevlar helmets can absorb the blast of a grenade, greatly improving the chances of survival of fighting men in close combat.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Not brute force, but a caring hand

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Tomorrow (Tuesday) the Philippine Air Force marks its 67th founding anniversary at Clark Air Base, Pampanga, with the Commander in Chief, President Aquino, as guest of honor. It was on July 1, 1947, that the Philippine Army Air Corps (PAAC) was redesignated as the Philippine Air Force, marking its accession as a major service command of our Armed Forces. This was the result of Presidential Proclamation No. 397, which was signed by President Cory Aquino in April 1989 on the basis of a recommendation submitted by the PAF chief at that time, Maj. Gen. Jose de Leon Jr.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The myth of mutual defense

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The critical questions for Filipinos are: Will the United States defend the Philippines if there is a shoot-out with China in the Spratlys? How far will the United States go in terms of conforming to the Mutual Defense Treaty? Is mutual defense a myth, a misleading vague alliance for the United States to gain vested concessions?

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Edca and the Bible

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Our government claims to have done everything it could to negotiate with China. There is still an empty void which it should fill. I am therefore making the following statement with respect to the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) and the China situation, for whatever it is worth.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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