Category Archives: Opinion

The mighty Speaker

By Val G. Abelgas POWER corrupts. And absolute power corrupts absolutely. This tenet has never been more evident than in the recent actions by the House of Representatives led by its Speaker,

‘Martial law kuno’

By Perry Diaz      LONG BEFORE President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte imposed martial law in Mindanao, he was already toying with the idea of declaring martial law, not just in Mindanao but

Trump just wouldn’t listen

By Val G. Abelgas IN AN apparent attempt to please his voter base, President Donald Trump pulled out the United States from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and turned America from

Trump’s ‘gunboat diplomacy’

By Perry Diaz IN MY column, “China’s gunboat diplomacy” (July 19, 2012), I wrote: “ ‘China frigate leaves shoal: [Malacañang] Palace happy,’ said a huge electronic billboard, which I saw on the

Tyranny: The signs are clear

By Val G. Abelgas FOR THE umpteenth time, Malacanang spokesmen had to explain and tone down what President Duterte had casually told soldiers just a few days after declaring martial law in

Drill, Digong, drill

By Perry Diaz LAST May 15, President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte met with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the “One Belt, One Road” summit in Beijing. Duterte told Xi, “We intend to drill