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Impatience Rising in the Philippines

It was good of President Aquino to tour key transportation hubs prior to the onset of the Easter holiday rush period. However, I did not like his or Secretay Abaya’s comments regarding the NAIA Terminal 1 sweat box created by turning off the air conditioning for several months in the peak travel period, the heat … Continue reading

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Serge Osmeña for President

How is it that JoeAm, who ballyhoos his support for President Aquino, could easily learn to like a candidate who calls our president an “awful manager” and condemns the President’s cabinet as “NPA”, or “Non Performing Assets”? (Rappler Article, look for links within links.) Well, one view of President Aquino is macro (he has re-energized the Philippines … Continue reading

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The Philippines: Human Rights versus Culture of Impunity

What are human rights? Why are they important? Why does the government need to protect its citizens’ human rights? What do they mean for Filipinos? What can a citizen do to help in the preservation and maintenance of his/her or fellow Filipinos’ human rights? The basic premise of human rights is that any human being … Continue reading


I’m American. Do I want a Filipino in my foxhole?

The U.S. and Philippines are about to strike up an agreement that stations Americans on Filipino soil in non-permanent facilities. It took eight working meetings for negotiators of the two countries to iron out the details about what kinds of facilities would be involved, where they would be, who would have access, how long the … Continue reading

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The Philippines: Assuming the Role of Leader in Asia

I suppose that it is natural, in a nation that has been abused by occupiers and her own empowered class, that it would be difficult for some citizens of the Philippines to even grasp what good leadership looks like. This is a diverse nation, and often an argumentative and highly divided nation. As in most things in … Continue reading


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