Monthly Archives: June 2013

United States and China : Partners, Competitors, or Adversaries?

by Paul Ballard
June 16, 2013
“The appropriate label for the China-USA relationship is less partnership than “co-evolution”. It means that both countries pursue their domestic imperatives, cooperating where possible, and adjust their relations to minimize conflict. Neither side endorses all the aims of the other or presumes a total identity of interests, but both sides seek to identify and develop complementary interests.A cooperative U.S.-China relationship is essential to global stability and peace.” ~ Henry Kissinger, 2011. Continue reading

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China’s Salami-Slicing Strategy

by Rodel Rodis
June 16, 2013
While the Philippines was preoccupied with the controversy over the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine Coast Guard on May 9, little attention was paid to the ominous arrival on May 8 of three Chinese naval ships at the Ayungin Reef (Second Thomas Shoal) – the gateway to the oil and mineral rich Reed Bank – just 105 nautical miles from Palawan Island, within the 200 mile exclusive economic zone of the Philippines. Continue reading

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Dangers of using testosterone

by Dr. Philip S. Chua.
June 16, 2013
The various media, print, radio, television, and the internet are flooded with infomercials about testosterone replacement (rejuvenation and sex enhancing) therapy. Some even suggests it to be a fountain of youth that could stop the biological clock and transform males to “supermen in bed” and athletes to champions. Continue reading

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Magandang Balita: Mataas na Growth Rate ng Pilipinas

by Fermin Salvador.
June 16, 2013
Sa Pilipinas, nasanay na tayong ang balita lang ay ang pangit na balita. Kalamidad, eskandalo, masaker, isyung diplomatiko, panlalait ng mga dayuhan, at kung anu-ano pang malalaki, maliliit, at medium-size na kalagiman. Kung may break man sa mga ito ay mga balitang halalan. Pulitika at police blotter. Continue reading

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DOPERS’ HOLIDAY Legalizing Marijuana – Part One

by Fred C. Wilson III
June 16, 2013
“When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.” -President Barack Obama-
Illinois jails and prisons are filled to overflowing with people convicted for marijuana possession. 60% of all Federal inmates are incarcerated for violation of drug laws. Since 1992 approximately six million Americans have been arrested on marijuana charges, a greater number than the entire populations of Alaska, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming combined. Annual marijuana arrests have more than doubled during the 1990’s. Many of the non-violent criminals doing time for drug offenses are beaten, robbed and raped by violent inmates. Continue reading

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A Watergate Scandal In The Making For Obama And Democrats?

by Don Azarias
June 16, 2013
Are the brewing political issues, with the same magnitude as the Watergate political scandal, in the making? No matter how President Barack Obama and the Democrats try to suppress and make them go away, they keep coming back like the proverbial bad penny. Continue reading

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Summitry or gimmickry?

June 16, 2013
When U.S. President Barack Obama met Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Sunnylands estate in the desert city of Rancho Mirage in California last June 7 and 8, it was one of the most heralded summits in recent history. It measured in importance to the Cold War –era Washington Summit between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and the Soviet Union’s Communist Party General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev. The highlight of the Washington Summit was the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Continue reading

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Growth but fewer jobs

June 16, 2013
New reports made public have indicated that unemployment in the Philippines worsened to 7.5 percent in April, the highest in three years. This new jobless rate is worse than the 6.9 percent in the same month last year, and the 7.1 percent posted in January 2013. Continue reading

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The Grand Wedding of Lydia Alberto Rhoton & Rev. Pascual Tayco

June 16, 2013
Wedding Ceremony & Reception: Hilton Hotel Northbrook, Saturday, May 26, 2013, Officiating Ministers: Rev. Dr. Pio S. Tica, Rev. Dr. Bob Aquino, Rev. Rosendo Valdez, Photos by Rosie Reed Continue reading

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Actress Maricar Reyes marries singer Richard Poon

June 16, 2013
Actress Maricar Reyes and singer Richard Poon has tied the knot. Reyes and Poon were married in a well attended Christian wedding of friends and relatives last week at the Belleview Hotel in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. The two, however, are not in a hurry to have children. Continue reading

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