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Ways to make China comply if  U.N. ruling on SCS  favors PH

Ways to make China comply if U.N. ruling on SCS favors PH

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE Philippines is not exactly helpless if the  United Nations Arbitral Court decides in our favor in the case..

June 24, 2016
De Ocampo, Lhuillier aspire for London  post

De Ocampo, Lhuillier aspire for London post

     By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS LONDON is one of the most coveted posts in foreign service, including for Philippine diplomats. The..

June 22, 2016
Why doesn’t Roxas  just pay fine for SOCE non-filing?

Why doesn’t Roxas just pay fine for SOCE non-filing?

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS WOULD it be a less stressful option for Mar Roxas, Liberal Party presidential candidate in the  May 9, 2016 ..

June 20, 2016
Boost military defenses ahead of South China Sea ruling — Enrile

Boost military defenses ahead of South China Sea ruling — Enrile

By BRYAN EZRA GONZALES WEEKS before a ruling is expected on the arbitration case of the Philippines at The Hague, a senator is urging the..

June 19, 2016
David Lapuz: ‘One prodigious fountain spouting forth brilliant ideas’

David Lapuz: ‘One prodigious fountain spouting forth brilliant ideas’

  BY ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS              ASIDE from Salvador Panelo,  spokesperson of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte for..

June 17, 2016
Panelo wants to be ambassador to London?

Panelo wants to be ambassador to London?

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS WE are going to miss Atty. Salvador Panelo as presidential spokesperson. Incoming president Rodrigo Duterte has a..

June 15, 2016
For a more meaningful Independence Day

For a more meaningful Independence Day

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS                        THE nation observed  the  118th Independence Day in a..

June 13, 2016
Centerlaw voices alarm over Duterte’s acceptance of kangaroo court

Centerlaw voices alarm over Duterte’s acceptance of kangaroo court

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS               CENTERLAW, a non-government organization dedicated to the promotion of the Rule of..

June 8, 2016
Why reporters are persistent in press conferences

Why reporters are persistent in press conferences

                              By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS IN press conferences, there are times when reporters are..

June 6, 2016
Duterte spokesmen’s damage control statements add insult to injury

Duterte spokesmen’s damage control statements add insult to injury

                   By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS TO control the damage wrought by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s verbal..

June 3, 2016
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