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THE CORNER ORACLE
A brave new Philippines
by Andrew J. Masigan - May 22, 2024 - 12:00am
Strength is standing your ground. Strength is restraint.
The Spanish golden visa
by Andrew J. Masigan - May 15, 2024 - 12:00am
During the meeting of the Council of Ministers last month, the ministers reached a consensus to end the practice of granting golden visas to people who purchase properties worth 500,000 euros or more.
Windfall benefits from the trilateral summit
by Andrew J. Masigan - May 8, 2024 - 12:00am
We Filipinos have waited a lifetime for our era of investment-led prosperity.
Chinese espionage and neo-colonization
by Andrew J. Masigan - May 1, 2024 - 12:00am
If you think China’s illegal incursions on sovereign exclusive economic zones happens only in the Philippines, then you are wrong.
Lessons from Venezuela
by Andrew J. Masigan - April 24, 2024 - 12:00am
This piece is part of a continuing series that highlights the best and worst practices of nations.
The conflicts of our time
by Andrew J. Masigan - April 17, 2024 - 12:00am
There are two ongoing wars and one potential flashpoint in our world today.
A fantast cast of new leaders
by Andrew J. Masigan - April 10, 2024 - 12:00am
After months of absence, a good friend of mine and I met for coffee to catch up. He had just arrived from the US after completing a public leadership course at an Ivy League university.
China’s economic crisis
by Andrew J. Masigan - April 3, 2024 - 12:00am
The Chinese narrative has changed.
Education in Les Roches and flying Boeing
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 27, 2024 - 12:00am
I recently met with Mano Soler, a family friend from Malaga, Spain.
A salute to Sec. Jimmy Bautista and Ramon Ang
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 20, 2024 - 12:00am
NAIA’s decrepit state and chaotic passenger experience has brought much shame to the country.
De-risk from China, lean in on Japan
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 13, 2024 - 12:00am
The Philippines’ relationship with China is complicated.
The new Taiwanese government and America’s role
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 6, 2024 - 12:00am
Congratulations to Taiwan for mounting a peaceful, democratic and orderly election last Jan. 13.
A United Nations agency involved in terrorism
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 28, 2024 - 12:00am
What is the United Nations Relief and Works Agency?
Japan steps up in its global role
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 21, 2024 - 12:00am
In the early 70s, US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger mistakenly believed that as China grew in wealth on the back of the free trade system, the communist nation would abandon its Maoist principles and embrace...
Entitled politicians
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 14, 2024 - 12:00am
I just returned from Tokyo for meetings with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Trade Organization, the government-related organization that promotes trade and investments between Japan and the...
A hesitant America and an aggressive China
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 7, 2024 - 12:00am
In an unabashed attempt to spin the narrative, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi recently accused the Philippines of provocation and escalating tensions in the West Philippine Sea. He warned the Philippines of a more...
Campaign of disunity must be nipped in the bud
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 31, 2024 - 12:00am
The Marcos-Duterte UniTeam has disintegrated. It was flimsy in the first place, never founded on creed or principles but on political interest. Both camps collide in practically all facets of governance, and nowhere...
Why Charter change is OK by me
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 24, 2024 - 12:00am
I would never undervalue the 1987 Constitution. It dismantled the legal framework of a repressive regime and established the democratic institutions we enjoy today. For this, I am grateful.
Diplomacy, soft power and education
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 17, 2024 - 12:00am
Look through ASEAN development statistics and you will find that in the last 40 years, the Philippines has plummeted in most development indices as opposed to its neighbors.
A perspective for P.A. Frederick Go
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 10, 2024 - 12:00am
We are starting the year right with two positive developments.
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