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Lots of paper wasted due to lack of coordination

In two of our recent return trips from Taiwan and Bangkok, we were given arrival cards by the Cebu Pacific in-flight crew although, as ground immigration officers told us, this was no longer a requirement when reentering the country.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Rich reserves behind China’s bullying in area

China has thought of many ways to gain control of the West Philippine Sea. Now comes Chinese media reporting that it will deploy regular sea patrols, not only in the disputed waters claimed by the Philippines but also in those waters claimed by Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brunei.   These waters embrace islands and islets […]

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Saudi-watching, China-watching

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The numbers are almost incredible: An estimated 1.5 million Filipinos work in Saudi Arabia, 20,000 of them undocumented or irregular (the preferred terms to “illegal”). That’s equivalent to the total population of the city of Manila.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Misguided nationalism

The recommended filing of homicide charges against the Coast Guard personnel involved in the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman in May may be unpopular with some Filipinos who insist that we must defend our defenders at all cost—an example of misguided nationalism that ignores our national interest in using international law to oppose Beijing’s territorial aggrandizement over our seas.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Territorial disputes in East Asia

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SOURCE:AP/FRANCE24.COM/LITTLEGREENFOOTBALS.COM INQGRAPHIC: ERNIE SAMBO

The rapidly unfolding reconfiguration of societies in the world today has generated new and more nuanced ideas about international relations, state-citizen interactions, national identity and state sovereignty.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Infographics,Inquirer Opinion,Talk of the Town | Read More »

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