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The relevance of the EDSA People Power Revolution, 31 years later

Feb 26, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The 1986 People Power revolution was not merely a people’s collective exertion against a tyrannical regime More importantly it was a people’s war to recover their dignity and freedom ensuring that as life comes from God only God can take away

Personalities involved in the People Power revolt link arms while singing during the celebration 31st EDSA revolution inside the Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on February 24, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Pangilinan: 'Real change' lies in 'people power'

Feb 25, 2017 - 10:46 PM

I believe the war on drugs should be refocused [to] war on poverty to reach a developed nation status says Senator Francis Pangilinan

EDSA31. Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan said in a forum on the commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution that real change lies in the empowerment of the Filipino people

Almonte hopes Duterte can make less 'colorful' statements

Oct 06, 2016 - 2:11 PM

I am hopeful he will change when the time comes says former National Security Adviser Jose Almonte who believes the President s constant tirades overshadow his accomplishments

RATING DUTERTE. Former National Security Adviser Jose Almonte speaks to media at Malacañang Palace on October 6, 2016. Screenshot of RTVM video

Towards an independent foreign policy

Sep 24, 2016 - 10:00 AM

It is not for or against anybody but equidistant to everyone

DUTERTE AND CHINA. President Duterte meets Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jinhua in Malacanang Palace in July 2016. Photo from Presidential Photographers Division

Aquino told: Tell ‘accurate’ Mamasapano story

Feb 28, 2015 - 12:48 PM

How can government regain public trust after the bloody Maguindanao operation? The President should address the growing search for truth justice accountability

'Joker thought Operation Big Bird too complicated for Cory'

Feb 26, 2015 - 9:00 PM

In his memoir General Jose Almonte recalls how Executive Secretary Joker Arroyo thought President Corazon Aquino wouldn t understand the details of efforts to retrieve Marcos hidden wealth

MUST-READ. Former National Security Adviser Jose Almonte's memoir will be launched on February 25, 2015.

Baby Arenas wanted the presidency? 'Absurd,' says daughter

Feb 26, 2015 - 7:33 PM

Pangasinan Representative and known socialite Baby Arenas writes a letter to retired general Jose Almonte to dispute his claims in his memoir

'ABSURD': Rachel Arenas denies her mom Baby Arenas wanted to run for president

Bongbong degrees, Gringo plot, AFP vs. BIFF | The wRap

Feb 25, 2015 - 7:39 PM

Did Bongbong Marcos lie about his university degrees? A former general says Gringo Honasan once plotted to kill the Marcoses The military declares all out war against BIFF

Baby Arenas wanted to be president after Fidel Ramos

Feb 25, 2015 - 10:25 AM

In Endless Journey: A Memoir former National Security Adviser Jose Almonte recalls his years as the self appointed babysitter of Baby Arenas a role that would distance him from First Lady Ming Ramos and the presidential children

Gringo plotted to kill Marcos – Almonte

Feb 24, 2015 - 9:27 PM

In his memoir to be launched February 25 Retired National Security Adviser Jose Almonte recalls the years before the ouster of dictator Ferdinand Marcos

Letters from Bubby Dacer

Jan 26, 2014 - 12:06 PM

The recent civil case ruling in the US that awards damages to the family of murdered publicist Bubby Dacer calls to mind letters he wrote many years ago

Aquino's big rice-bowl moment

Nov 05, 2013 - 4:55 PM

There are other levers President Aquino can use to have his reform bills passed

What our China 'problem' really means

Feb 02, 2013 - 9:40 AM

Our national interest should be the start of our understanding of our basic foreign policy problems including our current impasse with China

Julio S Amador III.