Military strategy should not be based on the assumption that terrorists may consider ‘surrender’?

Trust Rappler to give air time to any content that works towards painting a beaten enemy of the Opposition’s favourite bogeyman — the Philippine military — as victims of yet another “human rights” travesity. In the “report” Overkill? Some locals question Marawi shelling (seemingly re-published from Al Jazeera), the devastation wreaked upon Marawi City is […]

Entering the early stages of World War III

Following the occupation of Marawi City by the Islamic State’s affiliate group called the Maute Group, it should be clear to all now that the world has entered the early stages of the next Great War. The occupation of Marawi along with previous and subsequent attacks in Europe proves the Islamic State’s capabilities to launch […]

Why do Filipino activists complain more about Martial Law than terrorism?

Ask anyone and they will agree that Terrorism directly equates to innocent people’s unnecessary deaths and suffering. So in light of recent days’ events, it is baffling the way certain “activists” screech so loudly about Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law. A quick-and-dirty sampling of social media content shows that Martial Law-related tweets […]

Imperial Manila ‘experts’ see Martial Law as a bigger enemy than Islamic terrorism

If there is anything that can be gleaned from the way Filipinos have so far responded to the crisis in Marawi, it is that Filipinos remain their own worst enemy. Rather than see the terrorists linked to the Islamic State overrunning Marawi City as the bigger enemy, many have, instead, lashed out at the more […]

Can Marawi City’s reputation as a no-go-zone for Filipino Christians be changed?

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte finally found a reason to declare Martial Law in Mindanao, the Philippines’ second biggest island and host to the country’s most troubled flashpoints. This follows an eruption of violence in the Mindanao city of Marawi, Lanao del Sur in which pro-Islamic State insurgents based there known as the Maute clashed with […]

Our enemies want to win while we and our allies just want to get along with them

I wonder if people remember Pearl Harbor. I get the feeling not too many do. When Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese Empire on the 7th December 1941, what did America do? They got together and bombed back — not just Imperial Japan but Nazi Germany as well. America set their entire military-industrial complex […]

3 Things We Need To Learn From The Paris Attacks

Ladies and gentlemen, before I begin, I would like to offer a moment of silence for the citizens of Paris. My heart goes out to those whose loved ones have been taken away from them by violence and hatred. Let us hope that those who have been injured recover quickly from their wounds so that […]

An appeal to Congress on the Draft Bangsamoro Basic Law: National interest first!

There are moments in history when one needs to take a profound stand for what is right, the common good and the national interest. That stand must be translated into decisive action to prevent or right a wrong. This is my motivation with respect to the BangsaMoro Basic Law (BBL). 1. The proposed BBL as […]