Tag Archives: Philippines

About my WWII Japanese Imperial Army officer friend who knew my father was an American hiding from the enemy


I was seven going on eight years old when World War II broke out and the Japanese military occupied the Philippines. In 1941, while I was a student at the Cubao Elementary School in Quezon City, I met and was … Continue reading

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Imelda, Imee, and Bongbong: give it up, surrender plundered wealth, change your last name, and start a new life somewhere else


Three members of the Marcos family – Imelda Romualdez Marcos and her children Maria Imelda ‘Imee’ Marcos and Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. – refuse to admit that the name of their late husband and father, former dictator Ferdinand Edralin Marcos, … Continue reading

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte needs to improve his manners, and put an end to extrajudicial killings


The great majority of Filipinos continue to admire and show support for President Rodrigo Duterte in spite of the rising voice of discontent and dissatisfaction among the nation’s intelligentsia. The discontent and dissatisfaction are brought about by three – among … Continue reading

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On the Philippine Constitution’s mandate for separation of Church and State and the emergence of an Islamic nation within the country


Article II, Section 6 of the Philippine Constitution provides: “The separation of the Church and State shall be inviolable.” The mandate – which must never to be broken, infringed, or dishonored – is the most violated law of the land. … Continue reading

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Year after year, the Philippine government’s Bureau of Customs is ranked as the country’s ‘Most Corrupt Government Office’


Because of its recent attempt to make OFW (overseas Filipino workers) ‘balikbayan’ boxes a target for its corrupt agents, the Philippine Department of Finance’s Bureau of Customs has once again come into public focus. In a US State Department investment … Continue reading

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