11:37 am February 8, 2015 | 1 Comment
The Americans and their PNP-SAF escorts were allowed into Mamasapano on a deal with the MILF involving the peso equivalent of the combined bounties for the heads of Marwan and Usman, $6 million.
4:42 pm February 1, 2015 | 3 Comments
In the wake of the “mis-encounter” in the normally sleepy town of Mamasapano in Central Mindanao in the Philippines, where 44 elite policemen lost their lives, former President Fidel V. Ramos says there shouldn’t be finger-pointing among government officials,
10:31 am January 26, 2015 | No Comment
Pope Francis has resurrected an ancient notion that Catholic families must be big families — because they resort only to the rhythm method of contraception, which doesn’t work. It’s not called “Vatican roulette” for nothing.
6:22 pm January 18, 2015 | No Comment
In the exercise of freedom of expression, content matters. So does social context.
4:07 pm January 16, 2015 | 4 Comments
So what does a rich traffic jam vocabulary tell us about Indonesia’s changing environment?
2:44 pm January 11, 2015 | 73 Comments
Like the imams and the cardinals I condemn the slaughter of civilians and peace officers and feel compassion for all the victims and their families. But I can’t say, “I am Charlie Hebdo.”
4:02 pm January 4, 2015 | No Comment
To be sure, hardly anybody wins this kind of war any more. It’s too asymmetrical for the stronger side to score an absolute victory.
3:54 pm December 21, 2014 | 3 Comments
Instead of Rohingya, they’re called Bengali to pass them off as recent runaways from Bangladesh. They’re not welcome in Bangladesh. Nor anywhere else.
2:20 pm December 14, 2014 | 3 Comments
It doesn’t matter if the Bajau is Bruneian, Filipino, Indonesian or Malaysian. You sink his boat, you’ve sunk a home. Sink six and you’ve submerged a housing complex.