Editorial & Opinion

Sea row brings to mind Hitler-West pact

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China stood reality on its head in its response to President Aquino’s call for more global support for the Philippines in resisting Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, drawing a parallel to the West’s failure to support Czechoslovakia against Hitler’s demand for Czech land in 1938.

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PH should inventory donations from 1992 or face donation fatigue!

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CHICAGO (jGLi/FAXX) -- The Philippines has been buffeted by typhoons, earthquakes, volcano eruptions and other calamities over the last hundreds of years. But it was only in 1992 when the government of President Fidel V. Ramos institutionalized the acceptance of international donations.

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‘12 Years a Slave?’ California Filipinos know some of that pain

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When American Filipinos celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his special day (Jan. 20th) that commemorates his dream, they may want to also remember Fermin Tobera.

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The Philippines: A House Broken

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It is no secret that the Philippines has retained a culture of political corruption. In the last three decades, two presidents have been ousted from power. From cheating, murder, corruption, it is a tragic fact that most Filipinos believe their own government cannot be trusted.

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PH can learn from Japan about disaster preparedness

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SHIZUOKA, Japan -- As the Philippines starts to rise from the devastation wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” it could benefit from adopting certain practices of one of Japan’s prefectures where preparing for disasters is a constant endeavor involving the government and residents.

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Indomitable spirit of the Filipino

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You often hear the saying, “A friend in need is a friend indeed,” but seldom do you find a friend when you needed him most. This was put to a test when Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as “Yolanda”) struck Central Visayas creating a 25-foot tidal wave.

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Everyone Hates U.S. Bases in Asia - Until Disaster Strikes

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It was 1991 when a closely divided Philippine government ordered U.S. forces to leave the naval base in Subic Bay, a sprawling facility that had been used by Americans for decades. The Philippines and the U.S. militaries have interacted since, but only recently began discussing the possibility of again basing U.S. forces in the southeastern Asia nation.

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Typhoon-prone PH islands need Noah’s arks

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) -- Even if God streaked a rainbow as a sign that never again will He bring a deluge upon his creation, man should treat every impending storm as if it is capable of wiping a piece of land from the face of the earth.

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APCNY Raises Awareness of Fundraising Fraud

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Make a generous donation but beware of scams and bogus solicitations. More important: Practice due diligence to make sure that your donations are making a real and direct impact on the devastated lives of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the Philppines. 

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Victims need help to ‘shake off the dirt’

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My eyes reddened as I looked at the picture – a grieving father carrying his lifeless six-year-old daughter to the morgue in Tacloban City, a morgue that I could imagine wouldn’t even be able to accommodate the young girl, with hundreds already inside and hundreds more lying on the streets covered with newspaper, blanket, banana leaves and whatever the residents could get.

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