Avoiding a repeat of 1986

Avoiding a repeat of 1986

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is getting paranoid. He is worried he will end up like his late father and namesake.Some disgruntled soldiers supported by a few ambitious politicians staged a coup in 1986.Loyal Marcos generals could have easily crushed the military adventure,...
Transforming an insular army

Transforming an insular army

For decades, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has been fighting internal security threats from small Maoist-led guerrillas and Muslim secessionist rebels, and much later, with a handful of al Qaeda and Islamic State-inspired Islamist militants. In short, the...
Duterte: Communists are ‘terrorists’

Duterte: Communists are ‘terrorists’

President Rodrigo Duterte called communists and leftists “terrorists” in a public address aired Wednesday, less than a week after signing the widely criticized anti-terrorism bill into law. “They think that they are a different breed. They would like...