The Aussie Experience by Kotie Ramiro-Bax »

The Aussie Experience by Kotie Ramiro-Bax

Wasn’t it long ago, was just the other day…Or was it just a daydream that I’ll never run again? Memories with you…. Last October 13, I, along with ten other co-fellows, who are all owners of private technical vocational institutions and some with higher education programs, went to Australia, as official fellows to the ALAF […]

Remembering PADAP in Pagadian by Frencie Carreon »

Remembering PADAP in Pagadian by Frencie Carreon

I attended the 2012 Philippines Update Conference in Canberra, Australia, hosted by Australian National University and met Peter Hodge, one of those visiting representatives then of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), overseeing the Philippine-Australian Development Assistance Project (PADAP) in Pagadian City, the regional center of government. I shared with Peter how the PADAP […]

The Order that Momentarily Froze a Law »

The Order that Momentarily Froze a Law

SYDNEY/09 October 2012 by Frencie Carreon–As a diplomatic person, I say that the Supreme Court’s issuance of a TRO is a manifestation that democracy still rules in the Philippines. While on one hand it may be viewed as a ‘stand up’ against the executive and legislative arms, such move demonstrates a balance in power and […]

Time for a new ASEAN way »

Time for a new ASEAN way

by Khanh Vu Duc If the recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) conference in Phnom Penh will be remembered for anything, it will be for what went wrong rather than what was accomplished. For the first time in ASEAN’s 45-year history, the 10-nation grouping failed to deliver a joint statement, underscoring deep internal divisions […]

Why Umbra Kato attacked by Jess Dureza »

Why Umbra Kato attacked by Jess Dureza

I was in General Santos City over the past few days.  While there, I met my friends in the media.  One of my reliable  contacts in the Maguindanao area (about an hour away)  sought me out to brief me on the latest incident involving  the forces of former MILF base commander ailing Ameril Umbra Kato (who is still recuperating […]

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