Returning the “Force” in Air Force

There used to be a running joke┬áthat the Philippine Air Force (PAF) was “all air” and “no force” – a jibe at the fact that the country’s air defense arsenal is among the weakest in the world. Since 2005 the PAF has relied on the use of their helicopter fleet, with not a single jet-engine […]

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First Comes First In the Philippines

After a weak air force (PAF) became even more helpless after one of its main cargo planes crashed, the issue of armed forces modernization was brought up again. The issue of acquiring new fighter planes for the air force that would replace retired F-5 Freedom Fighters, more helicopter gunships for anti-terrorist operations and more fast […]

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Arrogant Manila

It’s been seven years now since Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the President of the Philippines, has been seated in power. And its been that long that she’s taking rants and being bashed by her critics. I’m not much of a fan of Mrs. Arroyo, but I’d rather have her stay seated in power until 2010. Actually, most […]

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