Opinion and Commentary

Laurel: ‘Westlessness’ and US in Asia

THE Philippines, who has long seen itself as a tail wagged by the American dog, never took any real interest nor was taken seriously --  in international security forums. Hence, there is almost no awareness in this country of significant global defense meetings, such as, the Munich Security... Read More

From the Mail: Weaponizing the law

THE National Task Force To End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF ELCAC), crafted through the issuance of Executive Order No. 70, is once again being vilified and disparaged by the Communist Party of the Philippines - New People's Army - National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) and its legal fronts... Read More

Ledesma: Inday Sara keeps punching

UNDER the leadership of Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio Davao City has embarked on projects which were inconceivable in the past. Noticeable among these are the underground cabling of power and telecommunications cable and the High Priority Bus System.Except for the hassle to motorists and... Read More

Laurel: Hitting two birds with one ‘Bato’

TRUMP’S obsession seeks to fulfill his promise to “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) within the two presidential terms he is hoping to attain. To succeed, he has to: reduce drastically his country’s gargantuan trade deficit h not just with China but with the rest of the... Read More

Badoy: The nonsense tweets of IBON

IBON, in a series of tweets, took the trouble to correct how I said, ‘IBON Philippines’ and not ‘IBON International’ and ‘IBON Foundation’—which, they claim, are their SEC-registered names. This upset them enough to tweet about it.But the rest of what I said... Read More

Ledesma: The nation will survive without Kardo and Vice

NEITHER the impact of the cancellation of the Visiting Forces agreement nor the morbid threats of the nCoV were of any importance to ABS CBN from the moment Solicitor General Jose Calida filed a Quo Warranto with the Supreme Court last Monday. Suddenly there was a torrent of self-approbations from... Read More

From the Mail: An open letter to CHR spokesperson, Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia

THE Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is weaponizing the law through the Commission on Human Rights (CHR)Why would the CHR listen to the lies of CPP-front organizations and ask for the cancellation of EO 70?While the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF ELCAC)... Read More

Laurel: War on natural threats, not on man

THE 2019-nCoV, now named Covid-19,  is the latest in the seemingly endless thread of natural threats to the wellbeing, progress and ultimately, the survival of Man on this planet and its cosmos.People’s war vs. epidemicWhen China declared a “People’s War” against the... Read More

Badoy: CPP-NPA-NDF: The wind beneath the wings of IBON

AN administrative complaint has been filed against me, Secretary Hermogenes Esperon and Major General Antonio Parlade, Jr. by IBON Foundation for red-tagging and identifying them as terrorists. What this complaint really is an attempt by this Communist Party of the Philippines - New People's... Read More

From the Mail: Self-serving claim

By Victoria PatriaRED-tagging? Red-baiting? It's only a fictitious and self-serving claim of the operators, cadres and adjunct support groups of the Communist Party of the Philippines - New People's Army - National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) who are operating in urban areas and town centers... Read More

From the Mail: Family in the eyes of communists

By Victoria PatriaYES, Russian President Vladimir Putin is absolutely correct. The primary and principal consequence of communism, even at the stage of its building process that functionally starts with the stage of socialism--which is social revolution towards the establishment of the DICTATORSHIP... Read More

Ledesma: Strengthen the Water Districts

THE Philippine Association of Water Districts is holding its 41st National Convention in Davao City this week. If not for the emergence of the novel-corona virus which took the world by storm the controversial issues surrounding the supply of potable water, unconscionable profiteering of... Read More

Ledesma:  Dealing with nCoV

I HAVE been monitoring the alarming development of the outbreak of the Novel Corona Virus which had spread all over and not sparing even the first world countries. For a number of days Philippines, despite its proximity to China, was not in the list of countries where the deadly and highly... Read More

From the Mail: WHO: China’s actions checked 2019-nCoV spread

By Herman Tiu LaurelTHE Philippines formally established “comprehensive strategic cooperation” with China in 2019 when President Xi Jinping visited President Rodrigo R. Duterte in the Philippines. Since then the boost in trade, investments, and tourism has helped the Philippines attain... Read More

From the Mail: Real power is the people

By Victoria PatriaTHE main lesson being taught and inculcated by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) among us cadres from the youth and students sector/ YS or the so-called 'petty-bourgeois class'  about the historical value and significance of the First Quarter Storm or FQS of the 70,... Read More

Badoy: The poisoned pen of Tonyo Cruz

IF you want to have some understanding about the sorry state of Philippine media in general and journalism in particular and how tenacious and overreaching the influence of communist terrorists have over it, the case of Tonyo Cruz will give you clear answers.It will show you who has been... Read More


IF Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte, by his own confession, is an average student in school, he definitely knows how to lead and the nation gave him an unprecedented net satisfaction rating of 72%. That doesn’t seem to be a passing mark, but in the scoreboard of rating agencies, like the Social... Read More

Ledesma: How the LP crumbles

THE withdrawal of the complaint filed by Atty. Jude Sabio against Pres. Rodrigo Duterte uncovered and validated the sinister plot to oust the latter. A conscience-stricken Sabio made a true confession that the scheme was all the handiwork of the political opposition that had been salivating for... Read More

Badoy: The Pied Piper of Death a.k.a. Anakbayan 101

HOW does a child become a member of the terrorist group, Communist Party of the Philippines - New People's Army - National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF)? Is there an office one goes to fill out a form that says, “Yes I want to destroy my one precious life, break the hearts of my parents and... Read More

Ledesma: Intimidating Digong

HAD it not been for the tinderbox situational condition in Iran and the fury of Taal the classic quotes by Leni Robredo would have hugged the headlines and be another example of absurdity and incoherence that had been the hallmark of the Vice President of the Philippines.I could have just dismissed... Read More