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Lost holidays

BY ROBERT ROQUE JR. If the President had gathered all his wise advisers and figured out a strategy to pull the country’s economy from the ditch, I would have never guessed them prioritizing the cancellation of holidays this year to spur economic activity. It has been a week since the presidential proclamation made Nov. 2, […]

Revolting reaction to Sinovac

BY ROBERT ROQUE JR. Contrary to present-day common belief, today is not an “Araw ng mga Dilawan”. The 35th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution is a celebration that all freedom-loving Filipinos should embrace – yes, including the DDS and the NPA guerrillas supposedly fighting for communism. On this day in 1986, I remember […]

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What’s the Kingstone agenda?

BY ROBERT B. ROQUE, JR. Tomorrow (Feb. 19), Manila Electric Company (Meralco) is opening the 20-year supply contract for 1,800 megawatts (MW) of power to bidders. I cannot overemphasize the importance, albeit the need, for additional power sources looking forward from this economic pit where the pandemic has kept us. Sufficient power for our industries […]

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Machine-gun Tony strikes again!

BY ROBERT ROQUE JR. I wish I could say that his bark is worse than his bite as a way of defending the integrity of an esteemed general who commands the military force historically known as (and still plausibly so) the great defender of our nation’s capital. But the mouth that has seemed to keep […]

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Where is China going?

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Where is China going?

BY ROBERT B. ROQUE, JR. In 1974, Deng Xiao Ping, who would later lead after Ma Tse-tung’s demise and be known as “the man who made Modern China,” spoke before the United Nations about the ugly face of hegemony. He described a superpower as “an imperialist country which everywhere subjects other countries to its aggression, […]

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Agreement based on distrust

  BY ROBERT ROQUE JR.     The debate over the abrogation of the University of the Philippines (UP)-Department of National Defense (DND) accord signed in 1989 is one that will reach the ends of the earth. The arguments of both sides are just two incongruent lines that refuse to meet. I find this predicament […]

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