Araw ni Rizal sa mata ng mga trolls

Disclaimer: This post contains heavy amounts of sarcasm which some may not be able to handle, and may generate considerable amount of butthurt. Read at your own discretion. We will not be responsible for any backlash that may arise. Ito na naman ang araw na ipagdiriwang ng mga Pepetards ang araw ng pagkamatay ng kanilangContinue reading “Araw ni Rizal sa mata ng mga trolls”

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Ideas for routes to Latin America

We would like to pitch some ideas on how to operate flights from the Philippines to Latin America, as non-stop flights are still impossible even for jumbo airliners like the Airbus A330, Boeing 777, Airbus A340, Airbus A350, and perhaps Airbus A380 (correct me if I’m wrong): Manila to Sao Paolo via Johannesburg Manila toContinue reading “Ideas for routes to Latin America”

New look, and stories in store

Before this year ends, I have decided to unveil a new look for the blog, which reflects the seriousness in our approach and to further attact readership. Coupled with that, we will improve our content. For our domestic (Filipino) audience, here are posts you will expect from us for the coming days or perhaps nextContinue reading “New look, and stories in store”

Banat Top 5 for 2016

With this blog barely a year old and due my relatively busy schedule (coupled with a penchant for procrastination), we have not been able to post that much content, but we would like to end the year with the top 5 issues that we feel  made a lot of impact. 5. Geopolitical earthquakes one afterContinue reading “Banat Top 5 for 2016”

On fake news: what’s your stand?

There has been a lot of talk regarding fake news recently, with the spread of heavily partisan news sources or outright hoaxes and its influence in shaping public opinion. But we would like to ask a question. Which is more alarming, and who’s more responsible, these “fake news” sites or mainstream media’s failure to trulyContinue reading “On fake news: what’s your stand?”

Why not a new trade bloc with Latin America? 

(Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shaking hands with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kucyznski during the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Lima, Peru last November 18-20, 2016. Photo credits: Philstar) As part of the Philippines’ ongoing push to pursue a foreign policy independent from the West, we would like to suggest why don’t we consider establishing strongerContinue reading “Why not a new trade bloc with Latin America? “

ARC still a work in progress

It’s about six months since the ABS-CBN Regional Channel hit the airwaves with a promise of bringing viewers closer to home. It was heavily promoted on its regional programs, and even has livestreaming access on Sky On Demand and iWanTV. But has it lived up to the expectations? No, not yet.  One would expect itContinue reading “ARC still a work in progress”

Long-distance flights from Manila to Latin America?

(A Boeing 777-300ER plane. Photo credit: http://www.philippineairlines.com) Has anyone thought of direct flights from the Philippines to countries in Latin America? We may share something in common when it comes to culture, traditions, heritage, among others, but why isn’t there such a thing? Considering the long distances (17-18 kilometers, 17hrs of flying, and the needContinue reading “Long-distance flights from Manila to Latin America?”

Russia-Philippines relations

Lately we’ve been hearing reports that the Philippines intends to sign defence cooperation agreements, enhance economic relations, and even send workers to the Russian Federation, all of these as a result of a long-term effort to diversify our foreign relations and reduce dependency on the United States. You may remember that our relations with theContinue reading “Russia-Philippines relations”