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IN a speech before the Munich Security Conference last February 17, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed his hope that the world “will choose a democratic world order in which each country is defined by its sovereignty.” He further described this world order as “a post-West one.” American Senator John McCain for his part said […]

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Innovation is a term that gets thrown a lot these days. We hear about a lot of young people with great, innovative ideas on how to improve aspects of our modern lives. Many of them have a vision of how to harness technology to improve our quality of life.

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Included in the list of top personal issues for Filipinos are having a secure and well-paying job (44%), finishing schooling or providing schooling for one’s children (41%), and having enough to eat on a daily basis (41%).

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There were two images from the news the past few weeks which I found both striking and indicative of the Duterte administration’s sincere efforts to implement countryside development.

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The war on drugs

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When President Rodrigo Duterte won by a landslide in the May 2016 national elections, he hit the ground running on a number of key promises he made during the campaign. But nothing is more controversial than the campaign against drugs and criminality he unleashed even before he was sworn into office.

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“We believe that friends help each other and utilize constructive engagement to achieve common goals. In truth, we all share the same aspiration of greater peace, progress and prosperity.” This was the pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte during the traditional New Year’s Day Vin d’Honneur held in Malacañang Palace.

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