Day: August 3, 2022
Bangsa Suluk Rising: Colonials Deflecting Us from Issues of National Urgency
Part 1 By Ado Paglinawan The Americans got us so busy with their wars and the West Philippine Seas, we forgot about our territory south of the Sulu Archipelago. On January 2, 1930 the United States made sure North Borneo will not be in our consciousness when they signed with their cousins…
Our diplomacy should not be in anticipation to what the US will do
by Rod Kapunan There is something bewildering behind the Philippine decision to cancel the purchase of 16 Russian miliary transport helicopters at a cost of 12.7 billion pesos ($227 million). The report says the purchase was already approved by then President Rodrigo Duterte. As if to affirm the decision to scuttle the contract,…
The US Pacific Pivot That Just Went PFFT!
By Mauro Gia Samonte Part 2 To be sure, it was typically American that the side-lining of the Middle East as a fulcrum for its world hegemony was accomplished. They do it every time. In World War II, they abandoned the Philippines to the mercy of the Japanese invaders in order to win…