AFTER DAVAO TERROR ATTACK, HOW SHOULD ABU SAYYAF BE DEALT WITH?

Abu Sayyaf spokesman Muammar Askali has declared that his group was responsible for the terrorist bombing of Davao city night market on September 2 which killed 14 people and injured 67 others. In response, President Rodrigo Duterte declared the entire country in a “state of lawlessness” — not martial law — while Davao city mayor…

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…

Peace and Armed Struggle in Mindanao

The government has taken a giant step towards achieving peace in Mindanao by signing a peace agreement on March 27 with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the largest rebel group in the region. Clearly irked at being left out of the peace process, leaders of other secessionist groups, particularly Jose Ma. Sison of the…

JOJO BINAY FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016?

  Remember how Makati mayor Junjun Binay and sister, Senator Nancy Binay, recently forced their way around midnight through Dasmarinas Village in Makati and subjugated hapless subdivision guards into submission with help from their armed bodyguards and the Makati police? The controversial incident went viral — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq3GEJqKxDs — and understandably stirred up the anger of…