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The botched PNP-SAF operation at Mamasapano

I can only commiserate with the grieving families of the brave police commandos that were slain by the rebels of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) when the leaders of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) put into operation “Oplan Wolverine”, which was specifically planned to capture Zulkifli bin Hir, alias “Marwan,” a Malaysian terrorist who had a $6-million bounty on his head – dead or alive. 488 more words

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Bangsamoro peace talks has to be sustained

The country may have sadly lost 44 members of the elite Special Action Force (SAF) of the national police during an encounter with the rebel forces of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), in what was suppose to be covert operation in apprehending a couple of terrorists with bounties on their heads, but the question now is if this is enough reason to give up on the elusive peace in Mindanao through the Bangsamoro peace talks. 336 more words

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Hiding the poor from Pope Francis

The controversy over the rounding up of hundreds of beggars, street children and homeless people, on orders of Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman, and bringing them to a resort in Nasugbu, Batangas during the five-day visit of Pope Francis in the country is not doing the country any good. 359 more words

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Duterte’s candidacy and not the form of government that matters most

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte had been coy about it, but as more and more Filipinos are wishing, praying and urging him to run for president in 2016, little by little his mood about the idea has changed into being less adamant in joining the presidential race. 505 more words

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Estrada and Binay are disastrous to country’s future

There is no doubt it is high time now for Filipinos to seriously assess whether we have to pursue and sustain the direction President Benigno Aquino (PNoy) is taking this country to with selfless intentions or giving it up for the likes of Joseph Estrada and Jejomar Binay to lead us disastrously. 531 more words

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SC votes overwhelmingly for Estrada to stay as Manila mayor

I have always been an acerbic critic of former president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada for using his mass appeal as an actor which catapulted him to the realm of politics and ultimately being voted to the presidency by the idolizing Filipinos only to be booted out, charged and convicted of plundering the nation. 405 more words

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Plunder case against Sen. Estrada gets SC nod

It looks like the grace of God continues to linger even after the pope has gone home.

We were all pleased to hear Pope Francis gave a piece of his mind that our country doesn’t deserve to have corrupt officials when he said: “It is now, more than ever, necessary that political leaders be outstanding for honesty, integrity and commitment to the common good.” 380 more words

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