Commentaries (180)

Pinoy businessmen unfazed by Trump’s ‘America first’

Monday, 23 January 2017 07:17 Written by
MANILA, Philippines – Some Filipino businessmen do not see any reason to be alarmed over the “America first” pronouncement of new US President Donald Trump as opportunities for the Philippines may even arise from it.In Davos, Switzerland where the World…

Stop exporting people- growth guru

Friday, 20 January 2017 10:51 Written by
ONCE more, an international expert on economic growth and policy-making has suggested that our government must reduce our dependence on exporting Filipino labor and focus on creating more jobs.This time it’s Dr. Dan Steinbock, founder of the Difference Group, a…

Once more, no more political dynasties

Thursday, 19 January 2017 09:29 Written by
TWO years ago, in a different column for another paper, I wrote my objections to political dynasties as they have evolved in the country. Let me review what I said.dy·nas·ty(dī′nə-stē)n.pl.dy·nas·ties1. A succession of rulers from the same family or line.2.…

Kitchen diplomacy

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 10:09 Written by
IT appears that the underpinnings of an incipient Dutertenomics is coming into shape with the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) doing a first with an open consultation with the public on the Philippine Development Plan (2017-2022). The five planks opened…

How China Wins the South China Sea War (Without Firing a Shot)

Monday, 16 January 2017 15:30 Written by
  The Chinese cyber attacks have been carried out extensively on regional states along with political influence operations designed to falsely convince the international community that the waters of the sea are and have been China’s sovereign maritime territory.James Clapper,…

MILLENNIALS ON THE MOVE: More than the Socio-cultural Rebel, a Political Force

Friday, 13 January 2017 09:16 Written by
  (First of the two-part series)

My 'First 100 Days'

Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:19 Written by
  ”We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.”– William Jefferson Clinton BY tradition, an incoming United States President gets 100 days to adjust to his or her new surroundings.…

Federalism's implication on our legal and judicial systems

Monday, 09 January 2017 08:46 Written by
This is the first of a series of articles the authors (and other collaborators) will be writing on constitutional change. The intent of the series is to influence the process of amending or revising the Constitution that is about to…
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