Federalist questions

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2019 17:16:05 +0000

Part 1 JANUARY 18, 1871 Germany transformed into a nation state when 39 states (except Austria and Switzerland) unified into the Prussian dominated German Empire in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles in France. These were German speaking states in Central Europe. The United States of America was founded in July 4, […]

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Sustainable system?

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 09:31:20 +0000

  SHEN Yung captured the great dilemma applicable to communist governments faced with the inevitable peril of loosening ideological restrictions on the “means of production”, permitting private, albeit, limited enterprise and capitalism. So unlike traditional applications of totalitarian collectivism, as the cornerstone of socialism. Regimented welfare of the so-called masses arrayed against personal good and […]

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Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 18:10:48 +0000

  “AN ordinary maritime traffic accident. If the relevant reports are true, regardless of the country from which the perpetrators came from, their behavior should be condemned”, Chinese Foreign Minister Spokesman Geng Shuang. Initial response to statements made by F/B Gemvil 1 Skipper Junel Insigne, “Umikot muna sila, binalikan kami sinindi yun maraming ilaw, nung […]

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Party-list System

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 18:05:24 +0000

  CURRENT cacophony of voices headed by militant leanings, cites the ‘Party-list System’ as subjected to grave abuse by political-dynasties, the well-to-do, and sectors accredited by Comelec to represent interests not in the ambit of the “under-privileged and under-represented”. We, however, need to feed on past events to comprehend distortions in the present state of […]

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Ship plus land missiles

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 09:35:28 +0000

  IN 1969, my father (former Senator Rene Espina) advocated purchasing missile warships – surface-to-surface & surface-to-air delivery systems – and allocating funds for the naval procurement. Conventional wisdom, given technological advancements in the world, with neighboring-countries yearly increasing armed forces spending, was red-flag for us to keep in stride, building our defense capabilities. I […]

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Cost of elections

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 21 May 2019 16:30:47 +0000

  WE have been nibbled by the ways of dirty politics, we cannot be ready to rise above self, recognizing the decency in men, and the greatness of our dreams. The best of the past is no longer the best of the present. The last elections served to validate the ever-increasing cost for candidates aspiring […]

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Multi-party & party-list

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:10:46 +0000

  WHEN a theoretical construct from European origins disjointed from domestic experience and unique historical reality, is politically injected by presidential fiat with the cooperation of a House “Speaker”, chances are it is bound to fail. As if the Multi-Party and Party-list System was not tragic enough, as introduced under a Presidential set-up (1987 “yellow” […]

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Philippine Army 122nd Anniversary

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:44:18 +0000

  THE oldest and largest armed institution among the Major Branches of the Armed Forces of the Philippines celebrated this week their 122nd founding anniversary in Fort Andres Bonifacio. This was the revolutionary force under General Emilio Aguinaldo, with General Artemio Ricarte elected as first Captain General. The Ejercito en la Republica de las Islas […]

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Cebu city taxi operators

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:10:53 +0000

  I AM in receipt of a formal missy sent me by the taxi operators of Cebu City. Anxious over possible back-lash for publicly expressing concerns, they prefer to remain anonymous. In two meetings, members of said group expressed views on a pending issue which would greatly affect their families, their daily livelihood and huge […]

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EDSA ‘yellowed’

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 16:20:07 +0000

  A POST Edsa One review of events leading to the departure of President Ferdinand Marcos, poses several questions. Thirty-three years passing, people power revolution is predominantly a cacophony of “yellow voices” breast-beating over the victory of a singular name as mother of restored Philippine democracy. All other significant personalities, of equal value, relegated to […]

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