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Reli L. German: Harry’s hollow blocks

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…

Reli L. German: Urban warfare: Zamboanga City as the trial run

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…

Reli L. German: The end for Hapilon; a failure of intelligence

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…

Barry M. Gutierrez: Drawing the lie

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.

Reli L. German: Days to remember in September

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…

Barry M. Gutierrez: Fallen hopes

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.

Reli L. German: Seeing Red

Throughout the world, peace has become such a rare commodity that could only be purchased at a very heavy price.

Roy C. Mabasa: Thou shalt not covet

THEY say behind every successful man there stands a woman. Well, the same holds true when it comes to their downfall. Take the case of the Holy Bible's Adam and Samson. Now, there is this flamboyant lawyer who currently occupies a…

Ninoy, Butz and ATOM

Ninoy Aquino, his brother Butz, and the August Twenty-One Movement (ATOM) are three reasons why the month of August holds a special significance for me --- they are inseparably linked to the struggle that many freedom-loving Filipinos waged…

Roy C. Mabasa: Ma-Tet Offensive

I honestly believe that newly-installed Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has all the good intentions in effecting changes at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) as his first order of the day, including the lateral…