Ramon J. Farolan
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Dignity in death by firing squad
by Ramon J. Farolan - May 28, 2023 - 12:00am
The period from May 28 (today) to June 12, Philippine Independence Day, has been declared by law as “Flag Days.” The government enjoins all its offices, agencies and instrumentalities, all business establishments,...
Josefina C. Fonacier, UP math icon
by Ramon J. Farolan - May 21, 2023 - 12:00am
Not many Filipinos can claim having been born in Corregidor, the tadpole-shaped island fortress at the mouth of Manila Bay.
by Ramon J. Farolan - May 14, 2023 - 12:00am
Last year, while browsing through one of the shops in Makati, I came across a book on Israel written by Daniel Gordis, senior vice president at Shalem College, Israel’s first liberal arts college in Jerusalem....
America emerges as new global power
by Ramon J. Farolan - April 30, 2023 - 12:00am
At the stroke of midnight tonight, India will replace China as the world’s most populous nation. According to the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs, “by the end of this month,...
Amazing events of the Pacific War
by Ramon J. Farolan - April 23, 2023 - 12:00am
For a dwindling number of Filipinos, the Pacific War is mainly about Bataan and Corregidor, followed by the liberation campaign that saw the destruction of the City of Manila.
Benjamin Diokno, reformist official
by Ramon J. Farolan - April 16, 2023 - 12:00am
Two weeks ago, Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno introduced to members of media “the elephant in the room,” referring to his proposal for needed reforms in the military and uniformed personnel pension...
Day of defeat, day of valor
by Ramon J. Farolan - April 9, 2023 - 12:00am
Today, April 9, 2023 is Easter Sunday.
Reflections on EDCA
by Ramon J. Farolan - April 2, 2023 - 12:00am
Since 1898, there have been US forces stationed in the Philippines either as conqueror, administrator or ally. Except for three-and-a-half years of Japanese occupation and six years following the Senate vote that...
Discovery and colonization
by Ramon J. Farolan - March 26, 2023 - 12:00am
Before the month of March moves out of our lives and is replaced by April, let me remind our people that it was in March that an event took place that completely changed our lives.
Senate CAAP probe and sacred cows
by Ramon J. Farolan - March 19, 2023 - 12:00am
We are a people of short memories.
PMA Beacon Tower Class of 1970
by Ramon J. Farolan - March 12, 2023 - 12:00am
In connection with International Wom
PMA gender equalityreaches new heights
by Ramon J. Farolan - March 5, 2023 - 12:00am
First, a story of kindness and compassion reminding us that, in a world filled with violence and greed, there are people who still car
More on Betty
by Ramon J. Farolan - February 26, 2023 - 12:00am
February is a special month for the family. Last Feb. 15, Penny and I marked our 64th wedding anniversary.
Enemy yesterday, friend and ally today
by Ramon J. Farolan - February 19, 2023 - 12:00am
Over the weekend, the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association marked its annual general meeting and homecoming with a parade and review at Fort Del Pilar, Baguio City. Last Friday, General Rowen Tolentino...
US Senator speaks up against RP annexation
by Ramon J. Farolan - February 12, 2023 - 12:00am
In February 1898 the US battleship Maine, in Havana Harbor, Cuba, was completely destroyed by a mysterious explosion that detonated ammunition magazines, killing more than 200 crew members.
Some reactions to PNP purge program
by Ramon J. Farolan - February 5, 2023 - 12:00am
First, an update on CAAP the investigation.
PNP surgery action, FVR-style
by Ramon J. Farolan - January 22, 2023 - 12:00am
Last week, we provided a brief background on some of the events that led to the reorganization decision.
PNP surgery action, FVR-style
by Ramon J. Farolan - January 15, 2023 - 12:00am
Just a few days after the New Year fiasco at the NAIA, Department of the Interior and Local Governments Secretary Benhur Abalos dropped another New Year bombshell, this time calling on high-ranking PNP officials...
CAAP needs new leadership
by Ramon J. Farolan - January 8, 2023 - 12:00am
Sometime in 2010, Yukio Hatoyama, who co-founded the opposition Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), was elected prime minister in a landslide victory.
by Ramon J. Farolan - January 1, 2023 - 12:00am
“Billie Mary” was her given name but when classmates would tease her because they considered it more of a boy’s name, her father decided to call her “Betty.” And for the rest of her...
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