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Who supports Phexit?

On Thursday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesperson, Harry Roque, was at the UN in New York. He was attending the 16th Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) – the...

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The big question

The Philippines is in the throes of an historic transition. Economically, politically and societally, the Republic is undergoing the biggest reformation of its life. But while much of the country welcomes these changes – and the...

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Unwelcome guests?

At most large functions there’s normally a couple of individuals who manage to embarrass themselves and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) East Asia Summit which wound up on Wednesday was no exception. The stand...

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Judge for yourself

On Friday, former Philippine president, Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Cojuangco Aquino III (photo, right) – accompanied by an entourage comprising Liberal Party heavyweights and three of his sisters – went to the Sandiganbayan...

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Down to the wire

No surprises; but the Philippines is continuing to trail much of the developed and developing world with the paucity of its telecommunications provisions. According to a just-released survey – The State of LTE November 2017...

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A lesson for Sunday

It seems that the Philippine Roman Catholic Church is increasingly using its pulpits as political platforms. Sunday homilies – loosely contrived as being relevant to the day’s readings – are being used to spread the Gospel of...

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Honour and dishonour

Apparently, for the battle groups of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), spending 144 days in the hell-hole of Marawi in Lanao del Sur in the southern Philippines’ Mindanao region, as they fought to regain control of the...

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Euro-septics in Manila

Last week, a gaggle of seven self-important Lefties stormed the front page of a naive Philippine Daily Inquirer masquerading or at least somehow appearing to be a delegation of European Union (EU) enforcers. They were in Manila...

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President Robredo?

We’re not sure if Vice President Leni Robredo (photo, left) is in terminal denial, delusional, living in a parallel universe to the one the Philippines is in, or if she actually believes what she says. Whichever it is, we’re sure...

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Big fish in Asean waters

It’s that time of the week again – ‘Your Forum’ time – so we have another question for you to mull over. First though let’s set the scene. From 10 to 14 November, United States President Donald Trump will be in Manila. He’ll be...

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Crusader or censor?

Margaux “Mocha” Uson (photo right), the Philippines’ top blogger who became Assistant Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, was afforded even greater status within the administration on...

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Cops and robbers

The Romans referred to them as fur and branded them with the letter F; in Medieval Greece they were known as kleptai and could be put to death; in Islam, hudud punishments prescribed by Shariah law allow their hands to be...

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The Inquisition revisited

In a legislature where breathtaking, fatuous argument has become too often the norm, leaving many to wonder about the IQ range of certain Philippine lawmakers, the world was entreated to yet another piece of sensational infantile...

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The Trillanes enigma

Senator Antonio “Please-Someone-Take-Me-Seriously-For-Once” Trillanes IV (photo) – star of an interminable series of Senate soaps; the wannabe action hero of Coup Farce and Coup Farce I – is once again gracing the headlines and...

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Can anyone handle this?

This weekend’s Your Forum question is very simple; it’s this: Can anyone ever stop the corruption at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in the Philippines? The PHP6.4 billion-worth of crystal meth that was given the green light to pass...

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Cities under siege

Increasingly, when terror strikes at the heart of a city as it did in Barcelona, Spain on Thursday, it strikes at the heart of all cities. That act of psychopathic barbarism which left 13 people dead and more than 130 injured on...

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Bullets across cyberspace

It’s weekend so it’s time for Your Forum. Our question to followers of The Volatilian™ is this: “Should the messenger be shot?” What we mean by that is should Patricia Bautista (photo), wife of Andres Bautista, chairman of the...

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Freedom for your expression

The Volatilian™ invites all its followers to have their say. We believe that to get the best grasp on the social issues that affect us all, the net should be cast as wide as possible. You’ll get less fish from a rock pool than...