Home » Opinion » Editorial (Page 3)

The violence that has hit many parts of the world for years continued unabated this year. Holy Week this year was a particularly grievous one for Egypt and its Coptic Christians. Last Palm Sunday, 49 were killed and over a hundred were wounded when Islamic State extremists bombed two churches in Alexandria and in Tanta.

Continue reading …

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) assured last weekend that it will wipe out the Abu Sayyaf within three months. Three months ago, President Duterte had ordered the military to finish the Abu Sayyaf in six months. “We are confident that we will meet our targets and deadline,” AFP spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said.

Continue reading …

President Duterte’s decision to let the homeless Kadamay folk keep the vacant housing units they had taken over in Pandi, Bulacan, averted a clash that would have been embarrassing to the government. The Kadamay people appeared ready to make a stand to keep the houses which, they pointed out, had been vacant anyway and unused for years.

Continue reading …

PRESIDENT Duterte has a truly difficult task with regards to a group of islands in the South China Sea west of Palawan. Collectively known as the Kalayaan islands, they include Pagasa (37.2 hectares), Likas (18.6 hectares), Parola (12.7 hectares), Lawak (7.93 hectares), and Kota (6.45 hecares). Filipino fishermen live there today; they have been on Lawak since 1970.

Continue reading …

WITH the United States missile attack on a Syrian airbase last Friday, the war in Syria entered a new phase that may soon end the seven-year stalemate – or raise the war to a new level of violence.

Continue reading …

SLOW Internet service has long been a problem in the Philippines. Internet speed in the country is reputed to be the slowest in Southeast Asia and among the slowest in all of Asia. As of 2016, over 44 million people (out of our total 100-million population) were reported using the Internet, but complaints about the service persist to this day.

Continue reading …