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Duterte just trying to confuse China?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 23, 2017 - 12:00am
SOMETIMES, it pays to confuse the enemy. But in the case of President Rodrigo Duterte talking on China issues, the confusion that he sows does not work on the Chinese. By now, they know exactly how his mind ope...
Mr. President, war not the only option
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 21, 2017 - 12:00am
NOBODY is asking President Rodrigo Duterte to go to war against China over Panatag (Scarborough) shoal. The war option is just in his mind that runs along a simplistic line that shooting down an adversary is the...
Du30 better pause, review China moves
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 19, 2017 - 12:00am
BEFORE President Rodrigo Duterte sinks deeper into what could be a morass of miscalculations on relations with China, he may want to consider bipartisan consultations and a rethinking of options.
Panatag Shoal: Should we worry?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 19, 2017 - 12:00am
After all the seemingly positive developments that have happened – such as President Rodrigo Duterte’s state visit to China last October which resulted in $24 billion worth of loans and investment pledges...
Are we losing Phl by bits and pieces?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 16, 2017 - 12:00am
IT IS high time President Rodrigo Duterte told the nation the full details of whatever deal(s) he has made with China regarding Philippine maritime areas.
No need for PMA honorary ‘mistahs’
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 14, 2017 - 12:00am
THE MAIN issue in the case of Mighty Corp., which has been accused of using at least P2 billion worth of fake tax stamps on its cigarette packs, is alleged tax-evasion and economic sabotage. That is already in the...
China now eyeing Pacific side of Phl
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 12, 2017 - 12:00am
MALACAÑANG should not merely be concerned, but alarmed, that China – without bothering to get its permission – conducts oceanographic research in the Benham Rise continental shelf of the Philippines...
‘Be patient – things are coming together’
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 9, 2017 - 12:00am
WE ARE sharing a text from God!, forwarded by a friend, saying: “Be patient. Everything is coming together.”
Somebody’s got to pay for EJKs
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 5, 2017 - 12:00am
“I TAKE no pleasure in the death of the wicked man, says the Lord, but rather in his conversion, that he may live.”
‘Death’ issues test Congress majority
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - March 2, 2017 - 12:00am
WE ARE moving into interesting times, with the super majority coalitions controlling both chambers of the Congress taking steps to forestall their breaking up over delicate “death” issues.
Sino missile sites don’t alarm Duterte!
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 28, 2017 - 10:33pm
WHY the deafening silence of President Rodrigo Duterte over disclosures of updated satellite images showing Chinese missile sites in advanced stages of completion on several areas that it has militarized in the Philippines’...
‘Alt-Edsa’ at Luneta to dwarf orig-Edsa?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 26, 2017 - 12:00am
WE WRITE this piece with one eye on early TV news and Twitter readouts on the EDSA/Luneta split commemoration of the 1986 People Power revolt that sent the dictator Ferdinand Marcos scampering to his terminal exile...
A chance to wash our bloody hands
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 23, 2017 - 12:00am
WE HAVE just been given another chance to wash away the blood on our hands that have been sullied by the summary execution of thousands of plain folk on mere suspicion of drug abuse. Let us not pass up the oppo...
Bay reclamation: A treasure trove
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 21, 2017 - 10:45pm
OFFICIALS of coastal communities may have discovered a treasure trove in their bay areas being reclaimed by developers paying no heed to warnings that all that new land will eventually be taken back by the sea as...
A chance to dump Duterte or Trillanes
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 19, 2017 - 12:00am
IT SHOULD be easy among reasonable men, who we presumably are, to determine if indeed President Rodrigo Duterte has unexplained millions stashed in the bank as alleged by Sen. Antonio Trillanes.
A hollow arbitral win at The Hague
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 16, 2017 - 12:00am
BLESS their trusting hearts, many Filipinos believe that Manila won the case it filed in 2013 with the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague disputing the claim of China over some Philippine maritime areas...
Duterte’s cursing losing its impact
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 12, 2017 - 10:19pm
WE USED to advise a colleague who was (still is) writing a mean column in another newspaper to drop his penchant for cursing people in his hard-hitting commentaries.
‘Duterte repeating Colombia mistakes’
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 9, 2017 - 12:00am
A HEAVY-HANDED approach to the narcotics menace will do more harm than good. Extrajudicial killings and vigilantism are the wrong ways to go.
Du30 getting even after talks’ collapse
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 7, 2017 - 12:00am
WITH the killing of Army troopers by communist insurgents during a ceasefire and the collapsing last week of the administration’s peace negotiations with the rebels, an embarrassed President Rodrigo Duterte...
Drug drive unravels after 7-K murders?
by Federico D. Pascual Jr. - February 2, 2017 - 12:00am
WILL SUSPENSION of the Duterte administration’s campaign against the drug menace lead to its unraveling after piling up a grisly score of 7,000 suspects summarily killed over seven bloody months?
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