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PH should resort to drone technology to neutralize China’s abusive behavior

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China has 1.4 billion people — 19 percent of the world’s population. Its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) claims to have about 1.5 million personnel. While probably an exaggeration, according to Western sources, it’s  unquestionably the world’s biggest military establishment in terms of manpower. The PLA’s hardware consists of around 2,800 planes, 900 helicopters, 520 ships [...]

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Global Networking

Gazmin’s Twit

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported on March 23 that “Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Saturday twitted activists for their silence on the country’s territorial dispute with China, while they loudly protest the Philippines’ new defense cooperation agreement with the United States.”

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Kuwento

PH not (yet) on ‘enemies of the Internet’ list

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Now, for some good news for Filipino netizens. Despite worries about attempts to clamp down on their right to free speech, they don’t have to deal with some really brazen, even shameless, forms of Internet censorship.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Mobile phone language settings changed

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We often hear complaints about overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East whose mobile phones have been confiscated. That is why OFWs who have learned their lesson bring two mobile phones with them. If their employers confiscate their phone, they have a spare one to use in times of emergency.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Global Networking

What did Estrada and Arroyo promise China?

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China escalated its already heightened maritime conflict with the Philippines on March 9 by blocking two Philippine vessels from delivering fresh supplies and troops to its marine outpost in the sunken ship Sierra Madre beside the Ayungin Shoal.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

A sad tale of conquest and betrayal

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Isabel Rosario Cooper. Studio portrait by the Jose Reyes Studio, Hollywood, CA 1940 Courtesy of Miljohn Ruperto and Koenig & Clinton Gallery

Armies of occupation seek their pleasures from the populations under their control, their gaze at once intrusive, inquisitive and possessive.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Kuwento

Sugar Pie DeSanto, Filipino African American blues legend

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Sugar Pie DeSanto. Screengrab from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZIzF2uC9MM

Her parents — her dad was a Filipino immigrant, her mom an African American — named her Umpeylia Balinton. That wouldn’t have worked as a stage name at music clubs and blues festivals where she eventually became famous and adored.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Americas,Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Passport stamps don’t lie

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HALL OF FAME Susan K. receives Gawad Tanglaw award at ceremonies in San Juan de Letran in Calamba, Laguna, Bantay OCW’s 6th straight win as Best Public Service program.

JP, married with two children, is a marine officer in a cruise line. His wife hates the idea of separation, even a temporary one. She opposed JP’s decision to work as a seafarer. But JP promised his wife that it would not take long. He needed to earn a substantial amount in a short period of time to pay off their debts and enroll their children in good schools.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Global Networking

Was Pepsi Paloma murdered?

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Pepsi Paloma, a Filipino American who was born Delia Duenas Smith, starred in her first movie, Brown Emmanuelle, when she was only 14. While promoting the movie several months later, she was gang raped by three well-known Philippine TV personalities. Three years later, after starring in 9 movies when she was still only 17, she committed suicide. Or did she?

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Americas,Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Emil Amok!

What’s in a Filipino name? Plenty

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All you global Filipinos probably were watching the Academy Awards and lamenting why the Oscars don’t have a Best Bomba category, right? Don’t lie. From an Asian perspective, Cambodia had its first film nominated. But it was a documentary on the Killing Fields of Pol Pot and had to compete with the eventual winner, “La [...]

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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