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Soldiers fight for justice, freedom, democracy

I read with interest Ramon J. Farolan’s Nov. 17 column (“The Soldier”). Farolan cited soldiers who perished in defense of the State, and asked readers to keep in mind their important role in society. I was particularly touched by the poem written by Charles Michael Province, founder and president of the George S. Patton Jr. […]

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

The soldier

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Earlier this month, six soldiers including a newly-minted second lieutenant belonging to PMA Class 2014, were ambushed by Abu Sayyaf elements in Basilan.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

To their slaughter?

As analogies go, it was a rather head-scratching one. Reacting to the news that six soldiers on a mission in Basilan to secure an ongoing road project had been ambushed by the Abu Sayyaf, the Armed Forces chief of staff, Gen. Gregorio Catapang Jr., was quoted as saying: “It’s like a Harry Potter movie na it’s a never-ending story. The soldiers are ambushed so they lose the upper hand, so I want an honest-to-goodness assessment so that history will not keep repeating itself.”

Posted: November 5th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The ‘criminalization’ of the PNP

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The “criminalization” of the Philippine National Police—hopefully not totally but enough to alarm our society—should oblige us to revisit the system of having only “one police force, national in scope,” as ordained by our 1987 Constitution.

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

Reader’s opinion on punishment for Cudia: too drastic

I am among those who followed the case of dismissed Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia. In my humble opinion, constructive punishment would have been the more appropriate penalty for Cudia.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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