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  1. Or is he just mouthing the talking points fed to him by Malacañang (or Beijing). The beleaguered Philippine Secretary of the Interior, Eduardo Año recently said that the security concerns raised by some lawmakers with regards to the P21-billion surveillance and monitoring project of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and China’s China International Telecommunications and Construction Corp. (CITCC), was nothing to worry about...
  2. The Balangiga bells are back on Philippine soil. Taken by members of the U.S. 11th Infantry Regiment in reprisal for the surprise attack on their comrades in the 9th infantry Regiment, the bells had been gone from the town of Balangiga for 117 years...
  3. We remember former U.S. President George H.W. Bush who passed away on November 30 at the age of 94. A recent Houston Chronicle editorial notes that Bush’s vision, which he “was willing to risk everything to defend, and one still worth pursuing today” is what he called a “New World Order.” This was his “dream, in which world peace would be guaranteed by a cooperative international structure, where small states would not be at the mercy of their neighbors’ territorial ambitions”...
  4. On Thursday, November 29, 2018, Judge Rodolfo Azucena Jr. of the Caloocan City Regional Trial Court (RTC) handed down a guilty verdict against 3 Caloocan police officers for the murder of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos. A total of just 470 days separated the young man’s murder, to the day Judge Azucena rendered his verdict—lightning speed for the normally lethargic Philippine justice system...
  5. During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to the Philippines, total of 29 agreements signed between Xi and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Everything from “trade and investment, banking and finance, infrastructure, agriculture, education, culture and people-to-people exchanges,” all the way to a “memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation on oil and gas development in the West Philippine Sea” as reported by the Philippine News Agency (PNA)...