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Children used by Maute Group

June 05, 2017
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It is very said to hear that the self-imposed deadline given by the AFP and the DND to end the Marawi City siege failed to materialize because the ISIS-inspired Maute Group are using children and other civilians as shield to prevent soldiers from running

The spread of the ISIS virus

June 02, 2017
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Today (June 01) will be the 9th day since the Marawi City siege started and I hope that it would end soon as there are already hundreds, if not thousands, of city residents whose live had been ruined as they flee towards nearby areas.

Trusting china despite war rhe

May 23, 2017
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Yes, we gained a good traction with China last week in One Belt, One Road Forum for International Cooperation  but China has warned the Philippines that it will go to war should the latter drill   for oil in an area in the West Philippine Sea already declared within its exclusive economic zone.

From Sulu to Davao

May 19, 2017
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I WRITE to you in behalf of my fellow Davaoenos relative to your story about the pullout of 400 Army troops from Sulu and their re-deployment to Davao City to boost the city’s peace and security threats coming from the New People’s Army operating in the region.

‘One Belt, One Road’

May 16, 2017
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AT the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) of China opening, new waves of opportunities and challenges were felt. Initially, OBOR is technically to burnish President Xi Jinping’s stature as a world-class statesman at an international gathering centered on his signature foreign policy effort envisioning a future world order in which all roads lead to Beijing.

What to do with Benham Rise

May 10, 2017
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I WANT to react on this developing story regarding the installation of a possible Protected Food Supply Exclusive Zone in Benham Rise. This was initially recommended by the Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol following a three-day exploration trip to the mineral-rich area east of Luzon. He said that Benham Rise should be declared as a Protected Food Supply Exclusive Zone (PFSEZ).

Correction please, on Senator

May 09, 2017
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We would like to call your attention to the column of Ms. Dahli Aspillera, entitled, ‘A self-serving CA?’, which appeared in your May 5 issue. The author mentioned, and we quote, ‘Another obvious rejection vote is Senator Win Gatchalian whose company Wellex is into mining.’

What ROTC could have done

April 28, 2017
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In the recent Palarong Pambansa speech of President Duterte, he emphasized the revival of reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) in the Philippines. He told the athletes about the need or civilians to “sacrifice for country”. There is this consideration of for alternatives: conscription or compulsory military enlistment for all civilians. I’ve been telling to my friends several times that ROTC is only subject in College that teaches students “Patriotism.” No other subject comes close.

Who is the CPP kidding?

April 20, 2017
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The Communist Party of the Philippines said that the news stories regarding the supposed arrival and presence of members of the Abu Sayaff criminal bandit group in Bohol island smack of a US yarn. They condemned the military operations happened against Abu Sayyaf members in the province of Bohol and called it “overkill”.

Brazen liars

April 20, 2017
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The Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (COMP) and the OceanaGold deliberately misled the public when they claimed in the media that there are no mines in the 10 poorest provinces in the country.


Front Page

Column of the Day

Laguna de Bae and its knifefish

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | October 20,2017
‘Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources--BFAR (Kawanihan ng mga Pangisdaan at mga Yamang-Tubig) is the agency under the Department of Agriculture responsible for the development, improvement, management and conservation of our fisheries and aquatic resources.’

Opinion of the Day

Duterte’s fixations

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | October 20, 2017
‘To generalize OFW families as dysfunctional is to malign the hardworking Filipinos whom we pay tribute to as our modern day heroes.’