Yellow Pad By Soliman M. Santos, Jr. President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to give the New People’s Army (NPA) tit for tat” is notable on several levels. It is perhaps the first...
Yellow Pad By AJ Montesa In a speech in Ilocos Sur on July 25, President Rodrigo R. Duterte strongly alluded to a suspension of the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Act of 2019. Duterte proposed a “happy...Read More
Yellow Pad Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III The filing of sedition charges against Vice-President Leni Robredo and 35 other individuals who are identified with the so-called “yellow opposition” is alarming. One can dismiss it as...Read More
Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III As we enter the last half of Rodrigo Duterte’s term, economic policy-makers and policy-influencers look at the prospects of what reforms can still be done. The conventional thinking...Read More
Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III As I was disembarking from a Manila-Taipei flight that had just landed at the Taoyuan airport, a co-passenger approached me and asked: “Aren’t you Men? Do you remember me?” I couldn’t...Read More
Yellow Pad By Jay Tristan Tariella In light of recent regional maritime disputes involving China and the Philippines, Japan’s maritime strategy to calm tensions cannot be ignored. For Japan — which is dependent on the sea for...Read More
Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III LET us be clear about an implicit assumption about the work of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI): Its objective goes beyond transparency of revenues,...Read More