China to collect at Asean summit

CHINA appears poised to collect against the multimillion-dollar investments and loans it has promised to the Philippines when President Rodrigo Duterte chairs the summit in Manila this week of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations. An indication of how...

China has no right meddling in Pagasa

 CHINA had no right to interfere in last Friday’s visit by Philippine officials to barangay Pagasa, the biggest in the cluster of islands and reefs composing the town of Kalayaan in Palawan – and to protest after it failed to stop the visitors led by Defense Secretary...

‘Time 100’ list a big letdown

THE TERM “influential” is double-edged – it cuts either positively or negatively — but many fans of President Rodrigo Duterte must have been carried away by their obsession to have him top the Time list of the world’s most influential persons to bother with the...

Trump’s order has little effect on Phl

FILIPINOS need not worry too much about the “Buy American, Hire American” executive order of US President Donald Trump issued with flourish last Tuesday. The order, signed at the headquarters of a Missouri-based tool manufacturer, aims to protect certain US-made...

Next: Overseas Filipino Warriors!

THERE could evolve soon a military variety of the OFW – the Overseas Filipino Warrior! — if the monarchs of three Middle East countries accept the offer made by President Rodrigo Duterte. During his state visits last week to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar,...

Evasco-Aquino row imperils rice supply

A JET-LAGGED President Rodrigo Duterte returns today from his Middle East state visits to find his food security managers still quarreling over the multimillion-peso importation of rice buffer stocks before the onset of the typhoon season and the lean months. The...
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