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Decouple
by Alex Magno - April 13, 2024 - 12:00am
As expected, the historic trilateral summit held this week in Washington strengthened security cooperation between the US, Japan and the Philippines.
Trilateral
by Alex Magno - April 11, 2024 - 12:00am
President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. is in Washington DC today for a historic trilateral summit with US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio.
Subsistence
by Alex Magno - April 9, 2024 - 12:00am
The inflation rate for March was higher than expected.
Targeting
by Alex Magno - April 6, 2024 - 12:00am
The years of hoisting “fighting targets” are probably over.
Inconvenient
by Alex Magno - April 4, 2024 - 12:00am
Two years ago, the Paris-based International Arbitration Tribunal awarded almost $15 billion in restitution to the heirs of the Sultanate of Sulu. The Sultanate had filed a suit against Malaysia for breaches relating...
Fudging
by Alex Magno - April 2, 2024 - 12:00am
The Senate hearing that focused on Miru Systems, the technology provider that bagged the P18-billion contract for the counting system to be used in the next elections, was not very encouraging.
Jihadists
by Alex Magno - March 28, 2024 - 12:00am
For his own purposes, Vladimir Putin has been trying to link the deadly terrorist attack on a concert hall in Moscow to Ukraine. The casualty figure for that attack has now risen t
Leisurely
by Alex Magno - March 26, 2024 - 12:00am
On every pressing matter, it seems, our government is hardwired to make haste slowly.
Executioner
by Alex Magno - March 23, 2024 - 12:00am
Earlier this week, Trump adviser Peter Navarro finally stepped into jail.
Worms
by Alex Magno - March 21, 2024 - 12:00am
The more we peer into the can, the more worms we find.
Dwindling
by Alex Magno - March 19, 2024 - 12:00am
Vladimir Putin will rule Russia for as long as he is able to hold all the reins of power. That is certain.
Aligned
by Alex Magno - March 16, 2024 - 12:00am
President Bongbong Marcos’ international visits have not only been about attracting investments to power our growth.
Contained
by Alex Magno - March 14, 2024 - 12:00am
When Hamas militants launched that murderous Oct. 7 raid on Israeli settlements, the strategy was to escalate confrontation enough to bring regional and global forces into play, possibly forcing the extinction of...
Ambiguous
by Alex Magno - March 12, 2024 - 12:00am
Next year’s elections will probably be a bore. It is, after all, a midterm exercise where the administration controls a supermajority in Congress and basks in comparatively high approval ratings.
Cabbage
by Alex Magno - March 9, 2024 - 12:00am
This will be a test of our fortitude.
Lemonade
by Alex Magno - March 7, 2024 - 12:00am
Last week, authorities recovered two Bugatti Chiron cars smuggled into the country – and, for some mad reason, actually used on our roads. Such smuggling might have been discouraged if the LTO had a functioning...
Insane
by Alex Magno - March 5, 2024 - 12:00am
The best definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.
Redemption
by Alex Magno - March 2, 2024 - 12:00am
Mega Manila is competitive only for the dubious title of having the worst traffic in the world. Much as our officials might try to downplay this, commuters know the score.
Grey list
by Alex Magno - February 29, 2024 - 12:00am
Grey is just a shade lighter than black. Being on the grey list is just one grade better than being on the black list. Not too many shades there.
Prototype
by Alex Magno - February 27, 2024 - 12:00am
With something akin to undue haste, the Commission on Elections awarded the P18-billion automation contract to Miru Systems. This is the largest election automation contract ever awarded anywhere.
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