Tawasil in Solamente »

Tawasil in Solamente

Zamboanga City Mayor Celso Lobregat listens as internationally acclaimed artist Rameer Tawasil explains about his painting, one of the art works now on exhibit dubbed “Solamente” at the Garden Orchid Hotel.  Also in photo is a US official from the Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines. Solamente, opened 6 October and will run until 6 November. JOEY […]

US troops in PH: The matter on numbers by Frencie Carreon »

US troops in PH:  The matter on numbers by Frencie Carreon

No one has ever had a specified number on the soldiers coming in and leaving from the Philippines from a deployment, and through the years since they have regularly frequented the country as an area of assignment, the number of US soldiers in the Philippines varied. Focus on the Global South quotes:  “US embassy spokesman […]

Capping it all: US troops “win” hearts and minds by Frencie Carreon »

Capping it all:  US troops “win” hearts and minds by Frencie Carreon

The US Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTFP) has developed a blogsite in 2009, when the Public Affairs Officer was Maj. John Hutcheson.  The blogsite does not indicate the mission of the Philippine command while in-country. However, at the inauguration of the Birthing Home of the Zamboanga City Medical Center, the building of which was  […]

US military in the Philippines: A Flash of History by Frencie Carreon »

US military in the Philippines:  A Flash of History by Frencie Carreon

The US military first stepped into Philippine soil as early as the late 19th century, after the United States purchased the Philippines from Spain for roughly twenty million dollars (US$20,000).  Through the years, they built infrastructure projects all over the country, introducing the system of democracy and the American system of education among others, as […]

Reporting with accuracy and peace journalism by Frencie Carreon »

Reporting with accuracy and peace journalism by Frencie Carreon

In a report flashed on the online news of GMA TV entitled, “Writ of Amparo granted to kin of interpreter found dead among US troops,” we read a story loaded with facts but some points seem to be missed out. This is not encouraged in peace journalism, which is considered an alternative paradigm for journalists. […]

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