Tag: Philippines

China Ready to Cooperate With The Philippines as Part of One Belt–One Road

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has met with the Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano in Beijing to discuss bilateral relations. The productive meeting saw both sides retain commitments to bilateral endeavours in a variety of areas, while China formally invited The Philippines to become a cooperative partner in […]

The Only People Who Should Fear a Parliamentary Philippines Are Those Who Command No Support

Generally speaking, full-scale parliamentary systems are considered less power than those with a defined or de-facto strong presidential system. Countries like the US, Russia, China, France, Syria, Egypt, Zimbabwe and to a degree South Africa, have become known for strong and influential presidents. Parliamentary systems can produce a strong leader, […]

Why Are Global Elites More Concerned With Russian Olympians’ Alleged “Doping” Than The Real Drug Problem in The Philippines?

As expected, last night’s Academy Award ceremony in Hollywood came with notable political overtones. In the category for best full length documentary, one witnessed the surreal moment where an anti-Syrian film made with the help of the al-Qaeda affiliate White Helmets called Last Man In Aleppo went up against a film […]

Virtues and Vices of Media and Press Freedom – from The Philippines and Singapore to The US, South Asia and The Arab World

The settled 20th century consensus on different styles of media regulation has largely been challenged by the pervasiveness of online media which continues to shape national and trans-national dialogues in the 21st century. However, when tracing the development of media regulation in the 20th century, one can learn a great […]