Cat and Mouse


After weeks of countless assaults on peaceful civilian settlements, ambushes on military personnel, the Muslim separatist group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) felt as if they were the dogs of their yard, Mindanao. But after they committed various atrocities against innocent civilians, including arson, murder, in a degree which can be considered as genocide they […]

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Downfall


After almost a decade in power, after numerous attempts to force him to relinquish his power, Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharaff finally gives in to internal and external pressure from opposition. But was his downfall really the answer to Pakistan’s economic problems? It was in 1999 that then Pakistan leader Nawaz Shariff made the order to […]

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How We Killed Ninoy


Title adopted from the ABS-CBN documentary, “Beyond Conspiracy”. In other countries, the ’80s may be the decade techno music was born. The decade hip-hop became a formidable force in the music industry. The decade when Madonna’s “Material Girl” song became a hit. But for the Philippines, the ’80s was the decade for change. The start […]

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Invasion by Proxy


First it was granted autonomy, now its on the verge of independence. Does the government really know what they’re doing or is this just the beginning of another sell-out of a Philippine territory? You may have heard the fuzz about the signing of the Malaysian-brokered peace deal between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation […]

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Who’s Going to Stand Up?


Tskhinvali was literally blazed, Gori was left in ruins, and now Tblisi is in the verge of being attacked by Russian forces as the Eastern European conflict continues to escalate everyday. Georgian reserve forces have already been tapped as counter-defense measures but it still isn’t enough to repel the Russians. This should be the perfect […]

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Ready to Stand Up and to Step Up


It has been years now since Iran revealed its ambition to nuclear power. And for the same duration as well the West has constantly been pressuring the Islamic country to surrender its goal, offering them different incentive packages. When the Iranians refused the offer, they used the so-called “hard way” and slapped different sanctions ranging […]

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