Category Archives: Val Abelgas

Of journalists and bloggers

By Val G. Abelgas IT MUST be difficult being a journalist in the Philippines these days. Where before, Malacanang reporters only had to worry about being scooped by the few competing journalists

Cambodia and PH: Headed same way?

By Val G. Abelgas FILIPINOS should watch with interest developments in Cambodia, a leading member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations that has in the last few years gravitated towards China.

Clearing the path to tyranny

By Val G. Abelgas IT SEEMS the Duterte administration is hell-bent, in the words of the Liberal Party, on demonizing the opposition in the country. The other week, the President himself alleged

The Battle for Marawi has just begun

By Val G. Abelgas AFTER five months of seemingly endless battles and bombings, the Philippine military finally was able to declare an end to the hostilities in Marawi, the bloodiest and costliest

Beyond bloodied streets, what?

By Val G. Abelgas ONE THING that has stood out since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed the presidency in July last year is the fact that this former mayor of Davao City cannot

Grief won’t stop the hands of evil

By Val G. Abelgas HOURS after a lone gunman killed at least 59 people and injured 527 others in Las Vegas Sunday night, President Donald Trump called the attack “an act of