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Scare tactics

Scare tactics

  ADMINISTRATION officials have been bringing up the prospect of the country going into war with China with the Filipinos at the losing end of the struggle due to the enemy’s sheer power. I will not dispute this belief. However, is it any good for our people if we continue to talk about the threat […]

P33-B damage yearly

  DUE to China’s continued reclama­tion and unlawful fishing activities, our country loses a staggering cost of P33.1 billion yearly from the damaged reef ecosystems on Panatag (Scarbor­ough) Shoal and the Spratly Islands. More shocking was the statement that the figure was merely a conservative estimate, as revealed by Deo Florence Onda, a scientist from […]

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Passive attitude towards flood

  FOR a long time passing, sleep­ing it off at home “solved’’ the flood problem – anyway, the sun was scheduled to shine sooner or later. This passive attitude may have saved us all the headaches in the past by merely shutting both our eyes and then waking up when the river-streets run dry. However, […]

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Gratitude

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Gratitude

  PRESIDENT Duterte showed his gratitude by thanking the captain and crew of the Vietnamese fishing ves­sel for saving the Filipino fishermen near Recto (Reed) Bank at the West Philippine Sea recently. Duterte was in Bangkok, Thailand for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit when he thanked the Vietnamese crew through Vietnamese Prime […]

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Assistance

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Assistance

  EACH of the 22 Filipino crew members of a fishing boat that was rammed by a Chinese fishing vessel near Recto Bank last week would receive a fiberglass boat provided by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). In a report to the Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, BFAR Executive Director Eduardo […]

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Surprise message

  AFTER maintaining close ties with neighbor China over the past years, President Duterte surprised everyone when he questioned its claim over the whole South China Sea (SCS). This took place when Duterte gave a speech at the 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo, Japan. This was also the first time […]

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