Ijtihad Mehol K. Sadain Less than eighteen months from now the country will have another national presidential election. Judging from the usual intensity of elections in the Philippines, the emerging colorful tangling personalities, the raging issues of corruption and violence played against the backdrop of the covid-19 threat in crowded gatherings like campaigns and election-day… Read More MAIL-VOTING OR MAL-VOTING?
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
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
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
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???
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
Ijtihad Mehol K. Sadain Chapter 17 (Al-Israa) of the Noble Qur’an enumerates what it considers are revealed rules of wisdom. The first is Allah’s decree that man should worship none but Him or the doctrine of Tauheed; immediately followed by the second command to be kind to parents, and to treat and address them honorably.… Read More Wisdom from the Qur’an
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
Diliman Way With Homobono A. Adaza “If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim,If you can meet with Triumph and DisasterAnd treat those two impostors just the same:” -From IF by Rudyard Kipling “Daghan nangaburos tungod sa mga saad.”(Manybecame pregnant because of… Read More Of Pledges, Promises, Hopes and Dreams
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