Defeating the Communist insurgency

Defeating the Communist insurgency

There are no more reasons for Lorraine Badoy and former general Antonio Parlade to scare the public about the Communist menace. These two rabid anti-communist mouthpieces have been arbitrarily linking political and show business personalities to the Maoist-led...
Mediating the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Mediating the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Indonesia takes center stage next month when it hosts the 17th Group of 20 Summit in Bali, playing an important role as a mediator in the raging war between Russia and Ukraine.Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed his attendance to the G20 Summit scheduled on...
Asean consensus-building

Asean consensus-building

Is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) moving to abandon its time-honored consensus-building principle after the bloc excluded military-ruled Myanmar from its meeting in Jakarta last week? Hopefully not, but recent decisions by the 10-member bloc...
Rotten justice system

Rotten justice system

When murder convict Crisanto “Jun” Villamor died inside the national penitentiary on the same day the police presented to the media the self-confessed gunman in Percy Lapid case, there was suspicion some people inside the National Bilibid Prisons (NBP) could have been...
Wasting government resources

Wasting government resources

Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr has signed into law an urgent measure to postpone the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections scheduled on Dec. 5 this year.This was the fourth time since 2016 the elections for the basic political unit in the country were postponed,...