Editorial & Opinion

Did Aquino use his power judiciously in deleting Nora Aunor from National Artists list?

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President Aquino and his minions should not wave the legal banner about the Chief Executive’s power not to uphold the recommendation of the National Commission on Culture and Arts and the Cultural Center in conferring the National Artist awards to Filipino individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts.

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China’s smallest province plays big role in South China Sea claim

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Alarm bells rang again with the announcement last week by China that Hainan, its southernmost province, was implementing a Fishery Law that requires foreign fishing boats to get its approval when venturing into the South China Sea starting Jan. 1, 2014.

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Tension rising as China sinks Vietnamese boat

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While we continue to be engrossed with Napolist (she has submitted an expanded list naming 120 lawmakers as alleged beneficiaries of her largesse including her contributions to their election campaign), things are heating up in the South China Sea between China and Vietnam that could destabilize Southeast Asia.

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MVP’s intriguing Christmas Party remark about Secretary del Rosario

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At the Christmas Party of Metro Pacific Investment Corporation last month at J.W. Marriott Hotel in Hongkong, the company’s chairman, Manuel V. Pangilinan (MVP) made special mention of Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario saying, “he will soon be rejoining us in the private sector.”

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Bolkiah’s draconian decree violates ASEAN Declaration

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Two years ago in Phnom Penh, Cambodia , Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and nine other Southeast Asian leaders signed the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration which provides that,“No person shall be subject to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

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Will PH be ready for Asean 2015 when we can’t do simple things right

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What I’m relating is not a life-and-death matter but it shows why we are lagging behind with some of our Southeast Asian neighbors.

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Is it ethical for a journalist to also solicit ads?

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Hopefully, this latest controversy involving broadcasters in a government corruption case would result in reforms in the media industry.

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Would China withdraw from UNCLOS if UN court decides in favor of PH?

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THE possibility of China pulling out of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea has been mentioned in informal discussions among foreign affairs experts and observers but it was the first time that a Chinese scholar said it in public. 

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Why the 28 day-delay in reacting to water cannon incident in Bajo de Masinloc

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Why did it take Armed Forces Chief of Staff Emmanuel Bautista almost a month to tell the President and the Department of Foreign Affairs about the Chinese Coast Guards using water cannons against Filipino fishermen in Bajo de Masinloc?

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Filipina wins Mignone International Human Rights Award

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Human rights activist Mary Aileen D. Bacalso, secretary-general of the Asian Federation against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) is this year’s awardee of the Emilio Mignone International Human Rights Prize.

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