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Some points on martial law

June 16, 2017
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I WANT to raise certain points regarding the ongoing three-day marathon oral arguments on martial law, and the SC justices are sifting through the data thoroughly.

The Maute Group and its plans

June 14, 2017
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Being an observant of national and international security, I assume that all action starts from a calculated plan. Maute was found to be carrying an audacious plot sketched out in chilling detail with blue pens on the back of a paper calendar: Islamic militants in the Philippines, including one of the world’s most-wanted militant leaders, would take over a key southern city in their boldest attack to date. Is this alarming? Of course. No, if you don’t care.

Using a conflict-free strategy

June 09, 2017
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In the articles published in Inquirer with titles Carpio: Difficult to defend sea if China is biggest creditor of PH and Carpio warns PH vs bowing to China (6/6/17), the fierce Senior Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio claims Duterte hasn’t done anything yet to defend PH territories.

Carpio on sea dispute

June 08, 2017
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I highly commend Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio to talk about South China Sea-related issues last security forum. In the said talk, he asserted its territorial claims in the West Philippine Sea would be more difficult for the Philippines if China would become its main source of foreign loans. He stressed, “This is not a gift from China. It’s a loan. We [have to] repay. Why will we give up the West Philippine Sea and all the resources there when we’re only getting a loan?”

Global terrorist threat

June 07, 2017
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TOP US and Australian officials have warned battle-hardened and angry foreign fighters may return to Southeast Asia from the Middle East and take up arms in their own countries.

On the threat of the Maute  

June 06, 2017
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I write in reaction to the story  which said that a group known as Dawla Islamiyah (DI), the name adopted by the Maute terror group, has warned   that it would consider as targets Filipino Muslim clerics who would support the government’s anti-terror campaign.

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.


Front Page

Column of the Day

Realities of aging

By PHILIP S. CHUA | March 22,2018
‘We no longer have any excuse not to maximize our health and longevity.’

Opinion of the Day

CenterLaw voids Duterte’s decision

By NESTOR MATA | March 22, 2018
‘The Center for International Law (CenterLaw) voids Duterte’s decision to withdraw from the UNCHR and ICC.’