High value intelligence

Military intelligence—indeed, a contradiction in terms There had been so many allegations about corruption in the military. These were used by so called reformist soldiers as cause for trying to topple ruling administrations. Remember the seven coup attempts led by then Col. Gringo Honasan (now a senator) with the backing or the brainchild of then Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile Jr. […]

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The rains and the less unfortunate

When it is the rainy season as what we have now (yes, no summer this year), everything becomes difficult. Business is slow, and for the less fortunate, a few pesos become difficult to come by. When it happens, it does after surmounting great difficulties. Yet life goes on. Those who have to farm, they would go home at dusk with […]

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Stranded on the road

During summer, we Filipinos are so mobile. Most businesses are at their peak so business people have to move here and there in an effort to meet heightened demand. The result, so many get stranded on the road because public utility vehicles are often full, to the brim—literally. Stand up on the side of McArthur Highway and try to catch […]

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The calm before the storm

Traditionally, the month of June is the start of the rainy season. But things might be different now. It won’t hurt however to prepare as if June was still the start of heavy rains, landslides, floods, and the traditional diseases that come with the wet part of the year. As had been said again and again, climate change has caused […]

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Opportunities summer can offer

Summer can be a springboard for success. If not immediately, in the distant future. The kids can learn a skill or two. If not immediately usable, these can come in handy in a year or two, or in a decade or two. Some simple computer related courses can keep them away from vices or bad company. And if they find […]

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The still high ratings of PDu30

The people were tired of politicians who were good in form but not in action. They talked well, they dressed well and in all other aspects we usually consider as refined and cultured. In public, there should be no vulgar or rough words or actions even if these were necessary to describe what really was. So the marketing and PR […]

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Our spirituality and the earthquakes

The other week, many people in Batangas were living on open spaces. They were scared out of their wits due to several earthquakes and their aftershocks that destroyed some parts of old churches. The other day, a weak earthquake in Baguio City sent shivers down the spine of many residents. Who could have forgotten the 1990 killer quake that ended […]

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Easter and death and rebirth

Easter Sunday’s significance is the resurrection and ascension. From death, Jesus was resurrected, and then ascended. It was death and rebirth. This happens on spring, when new sprouts emerge, a new beginning. As fresh as the nice smell of the environment becoming green. We are going through the process of death and rebirth every time. By the process, we improve […]

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