The Filipino left desparately needs a new voice

In a disturbing turn of events, the Communist Party of the Philippines’ armed wing New Peoples’ Army announced a termination of their unilateral ceasefire starting Feb.10. The stated reasons were the government’s refusal to comply with their demands of the release of more than 400 political prisoners and the military’s withdrawal from their “territories”.  AsContinue reading “The Filipino left desparately needs a new voice”

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? “

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?”