South China Sea ruling justifies military action vs China: Does the Philippines have the means? #CHexit

Was the “favourable” ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on the South China Sea dispute a “victory” for Filipinos? Apologist of the administration of former President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III would like Filipinos to believe so. Of course, the objective there is to chalk this up as another “achievement” of the former […]

Philippines ‘wins’ favourable ruling over South China Sea but Filipinos ask “What’s Next?” #CHexit

Filipinos, it seems, have a rather loose definition of “winning”. As I write this, there is jubilation in the Philippines over the “favourable” ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague on the matter of the disputed territories of the South China Sea. However, there is little indication that China will be […]

A Final Talk Between Mothers

Ladies and gentlemen, I knew this took quite a while, but this is the final part of my “Talk Between Mothers” trilogy. We’ve heard Mother Russia speak her mind in broken English and then there was Mother South Korea’s story. Now it’s time to listen to the story of another mother making her way in […]

Misguided Pacifism And Humanitarianism Can Destroy Countries

Look, before I begin, I’m letting you know that there’s nothing wrong with being a pacifist or a humanitarian. Majority of us want peace in our lives after all and I myself believe that everyone has every right to be treated like right and proper human being. What I’m addressing here however is that while […]

Enrile’s Senate #Mamasapano Hearing further highlighted Aquino’s inutile command structure

Apologists of the Aquino government are currently celebrating a false ‘achievement’ following today’s Mamasapano Senate hearing. They think that “proof” that Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III did not give a direct order to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to stand down from providing support to the besieged Special Action Force (SAF) […]

Interview with The General

Charles E.: General, thank you so much for granting this exclusive interview.  Let me just say in behalf of all Filipinos, it is truly good to see you risen from the grave. Heneral Luna:  Why, thank you Charles.  I guess we will speak in English since your Tagalog is baluktot, and your Spanish is non-existent. […]

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 […]

The Hypocrisy Of Wanting To Help Syrian Refugees

Just in the previous week, there has been much talk of the Syrian refugee problem especially after the drowned body of Aylan Kurdi (Allah bless his soul) was discovered. The heart-wrenching pictures of the dead boy has triggered much controversy around the world with some questioning why more developed countries like the U.S., Canada, Australia […]