President Marcos and Me

Diliman Way With Homobono A. Adaza “…the qualities required for greatness andwickedness, for heroism and monstrosity,for brilliant decent philanthropy and brutaldystopian murderousness are not too far distantfrom each other. The Norwegian alone has a word for this: stormannsgalskap – the madnessof great men.” – Titans of History by SimomSebag Montefiore I have to write about… Read More President Marcos and Me

A Tribute To LTP-9 Chairman Bob Tugung

Batanes to Tawi-Tawi Julmunir I. Jannaral Ulbert Ulama “Bob” Tugung (November 10, 1939 –November 22, 1986) was a Filipino teacher, newsman, technocrat, civic leader, lawmaker, and politician. He served as Chairman of the Lupong Tagapagpaganap ng Pook (LTP) of Autonomous Region IX in Mindanao from 1979 until his assassination in 1986. On the day Chairman… Read More A Tribute To LTP-9 Chairman Bob Tugung

10-M OFWs urgently deserve a separate department

By Abdul Hannan Magarang Tago Being an overseas worker for the last 25 years, I have witnessed and made number of reports on their (OFWs) sacrifices.  Despite of that, the country benefits from their USD30 billion yearly remittances helping not only their families but contributing heavily to the national growth.  They also played a significant… Read More 10-M OFWs urgently deserve a separate department

The Calamitous Impact of Natural Disasters In The Philippines: Why???

By Yusuf Ashraf “Joey”Pamaran Tugung The recent super typhoons Rolly and Ulysses and typhoons Quinta and Siony that consecutively battered the different parts of our archipelagic country and the destruction that they have wrought along its path due to heavy rains, strong winds and severe flooding are not something new. In fact, these were expected… Read More The Calamitous Impact of Natural Disasters In The Philippines: Why???

Alpha Sigma Phi serves the Zamboanga City Community

Batanes to Tawi-Tawi With Julmunir I. Jannaral The Batanes To Tawi-Tawi Column would like to congratulate the Alpha Sigma Phi-1845 fraternity for serving the community as a fraternal organization by helping the 54th Army Engineering Brigade and the GMA7 Kapuso Foundation put up a 2-classroom multi-purpose building in Barangay Cabatangan, Zamboanga City. First and foremost… Read More Alpha Sigma Phi serves the Zamboanga City Community

3 years is not enough

Punchline Ali G. Macabalang The 80-member interim governing body called Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) of the fledgling Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) cannot by all means, without Divine intervention, fully flesh out the two-track intents of the 2014 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) final peace accord with the government. I am certain of… Read More 3 years is not enough

How PH missed near to US$500-M business opportunity from KSA

Abdul Hannan Magarang Tago Nearly 500 Million US Dollars initial business investment alone from Saudi Arabia’s major companies were inked during the 2017 state visit of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to Saudi Arabia and some several millions from other Gulf countries. The Letters of Intent (LOI) deals were signed by Secretary Ramon “Mon” Lopez of… Read More How PH missed near to US$500-M business opportunity from KSA