• Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:00
    Philippines must push for clarity in US defence treaty
    Is it still relevant to our security? Maybe not,” Philippines Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said at a press conference last month, revealing his plans to review the 1951 Philippine-US Mutual Defence Treaty (MDT).
  • Tue, 07 Aug 2018 01:00
    Philippines must beware those loans from China
    In order to finance its ambitious “Build, build, build” programme, the Rodrigo Duterte administration would need the infusion of massive foreign loans. In the past, the Philippines depended on the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and other Western financial institutions. Now, the main source of loans is China.
  • Thu, 07 Jul 2016 01:00
    Summary executions no answer to the drugs trade
    Let us be crystal clear: The drug menace in the Philippines must stop. Goodness, we hate drugs, too. There should be no two minds about it.
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  • Mon, 19 May 2014 00:00
    Prepare for China response: Filipino analyst
    The Philippines must prepare for China's response to the "jabs" it has thrown at it, a Filipino security analyst said as tensions rise between the two countries over their territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea.
  • Thu, 12 Jul 2012 00:00
    Not so peaceful coping with China's strategic rise
    Given their recent disputes with China over the the South China Sea, Vietnam and the Philippines must be kicking themselves for what they did to the United States years ago.
  • Fri, 06 Jul 2012 00:00
    Farm mechanisation a priority for Philippines
    To keep pace with rice-exporting countries like Thailand and Vietnam, the Philippines must raise the rate of mechanisation in its farms to .8 horsepower per hectare from the current .57hp/ha, the Philippines Department of Agriculture said.
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