Taiwan and Philippine strained relationship is partly the result of electing incompetent public servants

The race for the highest position in the land just got tougher with popular surnames Poe, Binay and Aquino all winning Senate seats and all said to be vying for a push to the Presidency in 2016. Yes, the election is just a popularity contest particularly in the Philippines where most voters don’t even ask […]

Trillanes storms out of Senate after being outed for engaging in ‘backroom negotiations’ with China

A baffling lack of confidence on the part of President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III in his own cabinet officials was belied by a revelation today that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV was authorised by the President to act as a “backroom negotiator” to China on behalf of the Philippines. In a heated argument between Trillanes […]

The Philippines’ flaccid response to the grounded Chinese warship within its claimed territory

So finally a Chinese warship that had run aground in Half Moon Shoal (known as Hasa-Hasa Shoal to the Philippine Government) had been “rescued” and “refloated” by other Chinese navy vessels that had come to its rescue. The rescue party reportedly consisted of “at least five vessels and several smaller boats” freed the People’s Liberation […]

Is PNoy bad for Philippine foreign relations?

Diplomacy. The word, according to its definition describes the “art and practice of conducting negotiations between representatives of groups or states. It usually refers to international diplomacy, the conduct of international relations through the intercession of professional diplomats with regard to issues of peace making, trade, war, economics, culture, environment and human rights“. The practice […]