Why China will declare war if PH drills for oil

Why China will declare war if PH drills for oil

By Rodel Rodis
On May 19, 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte disclosed at a press conference in Manila that he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the “One Belt, One Road” summit in Beijing on May 15 and told Xi of his country’s intention to drill for oil in the West Philippine Sea.
“We intend to drill […]

Readers comments on Premier Mike Baird’s resignation

Readers comments on Premier Mike Baird’s resignation

By Violi Calvert
One of last week’s hottest news was NSW Premier Mike Baird announcement that he was stepping down from the state’s top post after just two years and nine months.
NSW Premier Mike Baird quits politics
The 48-year-old premier cited family reasons for his resignation.
Mr Baird’s resignation will also mean that there will be a […]

PH Election 2016: “The Good, The Bad & the Ugly”

PH Election 2016: “The Good, The Bad & the Ugly”

O P I N I O N
By Bless Salonga
It was amazing to see how Filipino community members worldwide got involved in the recent Philippine Election 2016 – too much, too quick, and many times, too strongly – in expressing their views through the help of the easy, convenient and powerful social media.
The situation is […]

Opinion: Filipino values and dirty politics

Opinion: Filipino values and dirty politics

By Bless Salonga
During elections, it’s common that government issues and people’s concerns are highlighted. People’s expectations are usually high; current and previous administration’s performances and candidates’ businesses are open for everyone to scrutinise.
Politics is dirty, and it will not change – advisers gear up to brainstorm and line up proposed platform, party endorsers, strategies and/or […]

Presidential avengers in 2016 elections

Presidential avengers in 2016 elections

By Bless Salonga
The aroma of election is getting stronger which prompted me to check out the five leading “brands”. To ensure I get this right, I invested six hours watching the action-packed 2 rounds and 2 days asking for people’s opinions and doing my research. Based on my observations, here’s what my logic tells […]

Empowering Migrants By Harnessing 21st Century Technology

Empowering Migrants By Harnessing  21st Century Technology

By Commission on Filipinos Overseas
The revolution in information and communication and technology, including the rise of social media, has facilitated not only international migration, but also the delivery of services by the government for its migrants.
Recognizing the potential of these modern technologies, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) started developing innovative projects to provide […]

Philippine FOI bill may be dead, but the fight continues

Philippine FOI bill may be dead, but the fight continues

Hopeful that under the the administration of President Benigno Aquino III – who assured the people in 2010 for the passage of FOI as part of his campaign for transparency and accountability, the Philippines would finally have its FOI, members of the R2KRN (Right to Know. Right Now! Coalition) kept their fight for the bill’s […]

More Far Left than the PH Far Left

More Far Left than the PH Far Left

By Rodel Rodis
Just as global Filipinos alarmed by China’s massive reclamations in the West Philippine Sea were preparing to hold their third annual Global Day of Protest against China’s imperialism on July 24, a “preemptive counter demonstration” was held on July 19 in front of the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC by Filipino American militants […]

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