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Brave new world

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As I write, it’s the middle of spring in this part of the world. And as the seasons continue to move from the harsh cold of winter and prepare for heartwarming summer, so do my pride and faith in reality.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Obama-induced apathy for our Constitution?

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Why has public debate so glaringly ignored the objection that the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) with the United States is potentially unconstitutional because it must first be ratified by our Senate as a treaty? This issue was raised by no less than Senate President Franklin Drilon and Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, two of our most highly respected lawyers.

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

Response to China: ‘Usjaphil’

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When a bigger guy like China pushes us, a puny nation, the first reflex is not to fight back because we are too small. But when push comes to shove, we rethink our position in two ways. First, in our anger and helplessness, we may want to fight back, not caring if we lose, which would be suicidal. Second, we may look for “creative” ways of fighting back.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Alliance of US, Japan and PH hardens

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In quick succession in one week, the United States sent a series of clear messages to China that it is firmly committed to protect the Philippines and Japan in their territorial disputes with Beijing.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Pro-US, pro-China or just being Filipino?

Last March 22, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin twitted activists, saying: “Our problem is we keep on complaining about the Enhanced Defense Cooperation with the US. Why don’t we complain when the Chinese use water cannons on us? Why? Nasaan ang pagka-Pilipino natin? We demonstrate against those who are helping us, but we don’t demonstrate against those who are bullying us.”

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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