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 […]
Read More First Comes First In the Philippines
After a Georgian attack aimed at reclaiming the breakaway region of South Ossetia, Russia considered it an attack into their sovereign territory, considering that 2/3 of the South Ossetian population have Russian passports. However, the Russians weren’t contented of just driving them away and even sent their troops into Georgian territory and now Georgia is […]
Read More Blazing Georgia
It has been two decades no since the first tragedy happened, as the years past more tragedies occurred now numbering to about five. And only one has been solved. One has to wonder how the big Shipping line, Sulpicio Lines, evaded conviction on most of the five disasters it was charged with. Put together has […]
Read More Bribery in Sulpicio Lines cases..?
Last week, our local newspaper the Negros Chronicle boasted on their article that politicians can “stop dreaming about a multi-billion steel bridge that would link Negros to Cebu” and instead, “be thankful of the ferries of a private firm for linking both provinces at a cheaper price. Well, I say otherwise. A steel bridge or […]
Read More Ferries not enough to connect Cebu and Negros
The recent highlight of the news nowadays is the P 900+ M coal deal between the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR), an Indonesian mining firm and a local company with a P62k capital. The question on everyone’s mind is that how did such a small company get such a big contract? NAPOCOR responds that there was […]
Read More How can a small company deliver that much coal?
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 […]
Read More Arrogant Manila
The controversial community development fund, or the pork barrel, is not as bad as what most people see of it. You see, it is also useful. Take Senator Miriam Defensor for example, she uses her funds to purchase new hardware for the Philippine General Hospital. But some lawmakers’ funds are suspicious, such as Loren Legarda’s […]
Read More Lawmaker’s Pork for Coast Guard Equipment