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Does the world need Putin?
WHEN VLADIMIR PUTIN told the entire world, “To anyone who would consider interfering from the outside – if you do, you will face consequences greater than any you have faced in history.” His messageRead More »
My crystal ball for the 2022 presidential election
Photo source: votepilipinas.com WITH 40 DAYS LEFT to Election Day, the campaign season in the Philippines is now on the homestretch. From here onward, everyday counts. While the five remaining and active presidentialRead More »
Putin resorts to nuclear blackmail
IN APRIL 2013, I wrote a column titled “Nuclear Blackmail,” where I talked about North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un’s saber rattling, threatening to send nuclear ballistic missiles to the United States and Guam.Read More »
How the anti-vaxxers polarized America
THE FIRST AMERICAN case OF Covid-19 was reported on January 20, 2020. Since then, 71,708,189 confirmed cases have been reported with 868,503 deaths. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated thatRead More »
The Pied Piper of Mar-a-Lago
IN 1284, AS THE LEGEND GOES, the people of Hamelin, Germany, hired the town’s rat-catcher, a piper, to lure the rats away with his magic pipe. The piper was dressed in multi-colored (“pied”) clothing;Read More »
128 days of Christmas
IF THERE IS ONE thing that I really miss in the Philippines, it is Christmas. It’s a day – nay, four months – of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Yes, Filipinos celebrate ChristmasRead More »
Defenders of Sierra Madre
Since 1999, a World War II-era navy ship lay aground off Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal), an uninhabited atoll near the Kalayaan group of islands in the Spratly archipelago. The ship, BRP Sierra Madre,Read More »
The Philippine Political Circus Begins
As expected, the 2022 Philippine presidential election will be one of the most – if not the most – interesting elections in the Philippines. It is a political alchemy of various personalities that includesRead More »
Quo vadis, Bongbong Marcos?
With the election only nine months away, the Philippines’ political merry-go-round is spinning in circles. You don’t know who’s with whom or who is running against. It’s dynamic especially when family members are activelyRead More »
When will the anti-vaxxers ever stop?
A new term has emerged in the dictionary: anti-vaxxer. It refers to people who disagree with the use of vaccines for various reasons. While its purpose is to prevent people from contracting the deadlyRead More »