I heard this story from three alumni of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) early this month.
False information is saturating political debate worldwide and undermining an already weak level of trust in the media and institutions, spreading further than ever on powerful social networks.
Ang "Solomonic Decision" na ibinabalandra ni Haring Duts ay isang drama upang kurutin ang mga mahabaging puso at mga iyaking kagaya ko, at higit sa lahat ay pagtakpan ang sumablay na sana ay 'clandestine rescue operation' na hindi lang…
Inflammatory stories masquerading as real news pose a particularly toxic threat in Asian countries with long-standing religious and ethnic divides, but promises by some regional leaders to tackle the problem carry equal menace.
Right after the Holy Week, Senate Majority Leader Tito Sotto resurrected the idea of manual voting for the mid-term elections in May next year. Actually, what he wants is the adoption of a hybrid system where the voting and counting of…
It is time to stop mincing words. Our democracy is under attack. It has been for the past 18 months ever since Rodrigo Roa Duterte, 16th President of the Philippines, delivered in his inaugural speech a seemingly innocuous message to two…
Donald Trump's first year in office has been a gripping spectacle of scandal, controversy and polarization that has utterly transformed the way Americans and their president interact.
With the Islamic State group all but vanquished from its self-proclaimed "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria, the US-led coalition that has been fighting the jihadists for more than three years is transforming its mission.
What initially started as inter-chamber courtesy between the Senate and the House of Representatives being thrown out of the window has now become an open war.
How much impact would P8 to P9 trillion create on the lives of people in the 20 poorest provinces in the country?
Defense and military officials must now be reeling with confusion at President Duterte’s latest declaration that the on-again, off-again peace talks
Yesterday and today, a jeepney drivers’ organization was supposed to have launched yet another transport strike to oppose the government’s plan to remove jeepneys from the streets of Metro Manila.
It looks like our country will have to put up with more intensified atrocities of the New People’s Army (NPA).
“They may have assumed they are on the good side, that they have halos on their heads and the PNP are the demons holding tridents. They apparently look at the police as Satan.”
Cement firms, sand and gravel suppliers and hollow block manufacturers must be feeling ecstatic these days. This, after new presidential spokesman Harry Roque warned critics of the President that if they persist in “throwing stones” at his…
It was a “shock and awe” urban warfare strategy that the Abu Sayyaf and Maute terrorists employed in Marawi as their fighters battled combined elements of the police and the military. The bloody confrontation started last May 23 when a…
It seems that even his relatives and province mates in Basilan are not mourning the fate that befell Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon who, together with the remaining head of the Maute group, Omar Maute, met his deserved end last week at…
The US-led campaign against the Islamic State group has scored a key victory, but Washington's narrow focus on the jihadists may have distracted it from the threat of wider war.
If any immediate member of the late dictator's family actually made that statement as recently reported in media, that individual should be sent pronto to the loony ward and made to take lessons on the subject of fake news. The lecturer?…
Politicians lie. This is a belief so common it has become cliché. Politicians lie to get votes. Politicians lie to cover up wrongdoing. Politicians lie to undermine their political opponents.
The event that people associate with during this month was when Ferdinand Marcos imposed Martial Law on September 21, 1972. However, for Ilocandia and the faithful followers of Marcos, there are two other dates this month that hold special…
This, essentially, is the same intriguing question begging for answers that could shed light on the identity of persons behind past and recent killings that have troubled the minds of people.
Let me start with a confession. Last May, a few days after the elections, with disappointment at the outcome still weighing heavily on me, I seized upon one desperate hope: I wished that Rodrigo Duterte would succeed.
On October 20, 1944, US Army General Douglas MacArthur landed in the Red Beach in Palo, Leyte with a massive naval force to help liberate the Philippines from the grip of the Japanese Imperial Army.