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Andrew J. Masigan
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A United Nations agency involved in terrorism
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 28, 2024 - 12:00am
What is the United Nations Relief and Works Agency?
Japan steps up in its global role
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 21, 2024 - 12:00am
In the early 70s, US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger mistakenly believed that as China grew in wealth on the back of the free trade system, the communist nation would abandon its Maoist principles and embrace...
Entitled politicians
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 14, 2024 - 12:00am
I just returned from Tokyo for meetings with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japan Trade Organization, the government-related organization that promotes trade and investments between Japan and the...
A hesitant America and an aggressive China
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 7, 2024 - 12:00am
In an unabashed attempt to spin the narrative, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi recently accused the Philippines of provocation and escalating tensions in the West Philippine Sea. He warned the Philippines of a more...
Campaign of disunity must be nipped in the bud
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 31, 2024 - 12:00am
The Marcos-Duterte UniTeam has disintegrated. It was flimsy in the first place, never founded on creed or principles but on political interest. Both camps collide in practically all facets of governance, and nowhere...
Why Charter change is OK by me
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 24, 2024 - 12:00am
I would never undervalue the 1987 Constitution. It dismantled the legal framework of a repressive regime and established the democratic institutions we enjoy today. For this, I am grateful.
Diplomacy, soft power and education
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 17, 2024 - 12:00am
Look through ASEAN development statistics and you will find that in the last 40 years, the Philippines has plummeted in most development indices as opposed to its neighbors.
A perspective for P.A. Frederick Go
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 10, 2024 - 12:00am
We are starting the year right with two positive developments.
We can now aspire for more
by Andrew J. Masigan - January 3, 2024 - 12:00am
I’ve had two important realizations in 2023.
The Atin Ito convoy achieved more than planned
by Andrew J. Masigan - December 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Most Filipinos identify as part of a family, clan or community, first and foremost.
COP28 and our losing battle against climate change
by Andrew J. Masigan - December 20, 2023 - 12:00am
The 28th Climate Change Conference recently concluded in Dubai. As usual, the conference was chockful of presentations warning us of impending climate-induced doom. Sadly, the world is losing its fight against climate...
Self-inflicted casualties
by Andrew J. Masigan - December 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Hamas knew full well that the Israelis would retaliate with force and fury when they attacked innocent Jewish civilians last Oct. 7.
Lessons from Mexico
by Andrew J. Masigan - December 6, 2023 - 12:00am
Mexico stands to be the greatest beneficiary as the trade war between the United States and China escalates.
Let’s keep the Department of Finance professional
by Andrew J. Masigan - November 29, 2023 - 12:00am
Rumors are rife about a Cabinet reshuffle of key economic managers. One among those said to be replaced is Department of Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno. Word on the street is that his replacement is a politician,...
Anti-Semitism and selective prejudice
by Andrew J. Masigan - November 22, 2023 - 12:00am
Anti-Semitism is back with a vengeance and the liberal-wokes are leading the charge.
The Philippines’ place under the economic sun
by Andrew J. Masigan - November 15, 2023 - 12:00am
I said it before and I will say it over and over again until our political leaders get it.
Why borders are closed for Palestinian refugees
by Andrew J. Masigan - November 8, 2023 - 12:00am
The Israeli government mercifully advised Palestinian civilians to move south as the Israeli Defense Force launched its ground assault on Hamas inside Gaza’s borders.
A tribute to Delfin Wenceslao Jr.
by Andrew J. Masigan - November 1, 2023 - 12:00am
I met Delfin Wenceslao Jr. sometime in 2017 at one of the events of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce. I was board member of the chamber that year and Del was an active participant in our many events.
Hamas is not Palestine
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Images of war victims on the Palestinian side are flooding the internet. No surprise, public sentiment for the Palestinian cause is on the rise. Alarmingly, some sectors have even gone so far as to support Hama...
Germany’s Philippine agenda
by Andrew J. Masigan - October 18, 2023 - 12:00am
I had the pleasure to meet the new German Ambassador to the Philippines, Andreas Pfaffernoschke, at a diplomatic event last month.
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