IS NINOY AQUINO, A NATIONAL HERO, STILL RELEVANT TO OFWs AND ALL OTHER PINOYS TODAY?

Thirty-three years ago today on August 21, 1983, former senator Benigno Aquino was shot dead while being led out by a group of soldiers through a side door of an aircraft that brought him back to the Philippines after several years of medical furlough and exile in the United States. He could have stayed in…

MAY 2016 ELECTIONI – BATTLE BETWEEN FORCES OF GOOD AGAINST EVIL

              The April 26-29 survey of Pulse Asia, commissioned by ABS CBN, shows Rodrigo Duterte (33%) retaining his double-digit lead over Mar Roxas (22%) and Grace Poe (21%), following a similar trend tracked by Social Weather Station, another credible survey company, a few days before the May 9 election.             Analysts, however, said that…

DUTERTE’S EYE-POPPING P2.4 BILLION DEPOSITS & WHAT WILL COME NEXT

After Senator Antonio Trillanes disclosed after midnight last night to the Philippine Daily Inquirer the P2.4 billion that Rodrigo Duterte and daughter Sara amassed between 2006 and 2015 in 17 different bank accounts — courtesy of incriminating documents — what will happen next? The following scenarios are likely to unfold fast and furious in the…

ABOUT 33,000 A MONTH KILLED IF DUTERTE BECOMES PRESIDENT

Rodrigo Duterte promises to wipe out criminals across the Philippines in just six months and many of his supporters cheer him for this macho election pledge. But let’s take a simple and common sense close look at his particular wiping-out-criminals promise. Since the country’s population across over 7,000 islands is now about 102 million, it is…

COMMENTARY: KIDNAP FOR RANSOM OF FOREIGNERS IN MINDANAO AND HOW TO BETTER RESOLVE THEM

Kidnappings for ransom in Mindanao, especially of foreign tourists, remains a big problem. The latest kidnappings on September 21 of two Canadians and one Norwegian and one Filipina at the Holiday Ocean View Samal Resort on Samal Island off Davao has dealt a major blow to Philippine tourism. Kidnappers — whether they are the notorious…