By Ramon Farolan
For most of us ordinary citizens many of the acronyms that make up much of the discussions concerning our dispute with China are just terms and phrases used by international lawyers talking with each other. Many of us know very little or almost nothing about Unclos, EEZ, ECS, LTE, and other similar references that are at the heart of the disagreements with our powerful next-door neighbor.
Why do China’s leaders refuse to recognize the authority of the United Nations when this is the place to settle disputes between/among nations, and the main purpose for which it was formed is to maintain world peace and promote progress?
In the worsening dispute over China’s aggressive expansionism in the West Philippine Sea, President Aquino and the national government can rely on robust public support.
Despite the media’s traditional and light-hearted recourse to fortune tellers and fearless forecasts at the start of the year, nobody really knows what the new year will bring. At best, these predictions are an entertaining exercise in extrapolation; at worst, they offer a false certainty. In reality, the most anyone can do is to prepare [...]
By Eduardo Climaco Tadem
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.