Stop Sleeping, Rise and Climb!

Striking the ebony and ivory keys of a piano creates a music. Nurtures a melody. But what if the music that was believed as a great harmony is not “really” a melody? Implementation of K-12 basic education program is for educational progress and nation’s global competitiveness. It’s already been 5 years, but still, Philippines has […]

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An equal, an ally

If two same ties could secure a diverged knot, if two common hearts could mend a broken past, is it impossible for two identical personas strengthen a dying alliance? President Rodrigo Duterte, known for his harsh rhetoric and does-not-want-to-be a follower and gullible on United States President Barack Obama, claimed himself now as a “small […]

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Swing with a Careful Move

Swinging too much may bump us into someone. One who may befriend us. Deceive us. But how can we swing back again, if our ropes already formed a knot with another?

            International Relations: Philippines, under the power of the firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte, forming warm ties with its greatest rival of territory – China, and edifices an ally with Russia. However, his tough-talks built sour relationships with other countries and cooling down ties after announcing a “separation” with its strongest and only military ally – United States.

            Nevertheless, what it seems to be the problem here, is not “really” the tongue of the president, but rather the ideological face of his strategy.

            “President Duterte’s stance could be a ‘strategic recalibration,’ in the sense that the previous administration was swinging too much to the U.S. camp,” said Geopolitical analyst Richard Heydarian.

            If he pursues independent foreign policy, the first venture into the realm of international relations, and especially a separation from U.S., would the economic side of this strategy survive?

             Around 200 million dollars are given by the U.S. as aid in Philippines. And a U.S. envoy reminded that 43% of our OFW remittances come from them. Also, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industries took the sour relations with Philippines to U.S. as a threat.

            Even so, politics and business are definitely different from each other. Still, the said relationship with U.S. would affect our economy from all angles.

             U.S. Government can impose extravagant banking and transmit fees on the remittances of the Filipinos living in their country and limit the amount they can send to the Philippines.

            These are mediocrities on all fronts.

            Swinging too much may let our ropes hit another, and form a knot with it. Trying to cut it would cause us to stumble forward and trip.

            So, it’s better to swing with a careful move.

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EJK: A Tale of Horror

To attain justice is to forfeit crime. To forfeit crime is to live with the truth. But how can we live with truth if justice itself is the crime?             President Rodrigo Duterte has implemented an all-out-war on drugs. Right after he signed his Oath of Office, the operation in suppressing crime especially against drugs […]

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Unchain the Chainless

The shackles are here to chain. A chain of pictures of small children – crowding inside a tiny-smudged cell, intently seeking for proper care, and silently reminiscing out of those ragged shirts their lives within… is indeed tempting. Another chain of photos – a modest colossal room filled with descent collared elite people, deliberating in […]

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