Too late a move to exit gracefully

Juan Andres Bautista finally resigned on Wednesday as chairman of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), “with deep sadness” and “with much prayer and discernment.” Let it not be said, however, that the nation owed him a favor for his decision to step down, which was, in fact, long overdue because of his many sins of […]

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EJKs and an old administrative order

THE over 3,000 Filipinos killed in police operations in the anti-drugs campaign were all drug dealers, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano told an interviewer of international news organization Al Jazeera last Friday.

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A tremendous security problem for the PNP

SOME 60,000 policemen from the Central Luzon and the National Capital Region of the Philippine National Police (PNP) will be assigned to provide security at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders Summit set on October 23-24 in Clark, Pampanga, and Metro Manila.

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Closer ties with China, Russia, and the US

JOINT military exercises with the United States were scaled down last year following President Duterte’s call for a more independent foreign policy for the Philippines. The President said the Philippines would develop closer ties with China and Russia, two nations which have long been perceived as rivals of the US-led West in international affairs.

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