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‘All-out war, all-out justice’–what’s that?


In the wake of the killing of 19 Special Forces soldiers in Al-Barka, Basilan, the Aquino administration has gone out of its way to explain its process in formulating policy on the Mindanao war. Forced by the Basilan clash to clarify his administration’s vague policy of neither war nor peace, President Aquino on Oct. 24 […]

Posted: October 31st, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

No mercy for Gadhafi, but who pulled the trigger?


Grisly photos of the killing of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi graphically captured the final moments of the fall of one of the most tyrannical and longest-serving dictatorships of the late 20th century. “He died like a dog” was the defining epitaph of his demise. Gadhafi ruled his country for 42 years with an iron fist, […]

Posted: October 24th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Roberto Ongpin faces many issues at hearing


Roberto Ongpin, a trade minister of the Marcos dictatorship, is in the hot seat of a multipronged investigation of a P660-million loan his company obtained from state-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) in 2009. Ongpin is accused by two senators—Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Sergio Osmeña III—of alleged insider trading in the purchase […]

Posted: October 17th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino’s poll ratings no cause for rejoicing

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

On the eve of President Benigno Aquino III’s departure for an official visit to the United States Sunday, Pulse Asia released the results of its August 20 to September 2 survey showing his performance ratings neither went up nor down. The results brought cold comfort for the President, whose net public satisfaction ratings also plunged […]

Posted: September 19th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Cables show how US intervened in the Philippines


Former US Ambassador to Manila Kristie Kenney is at the center of the furor over the release by WikiLeaks of secret diplomatic cables dispatched by the US Embassy to Washington from 2006 to 2010 during the most tumultuous years of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s administration. The embassy files were pilfered by WikiLeaks, a group of Internet […]

Posted: September 12th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »