Ramon J. Farolan
Ramon J. Farolan
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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...
Teacher’s Camp to trenches of Bataan
by Ramon J. Farolan - December 25, 2022 - 12:00am
On Dec. 21, 1935, Commonwealth Act No. 1, also known as the National Defense Act, was passed by the National Assembly of the Philippine Commonwealth government.
Of helicopters, Turk and Russian
by Ramon J. Farolan - December 18, 2022 - 12:00am
Last Friday, the front page of our newspapers carried the same photo from Malacañang. It showed the President with the Turkish ambassador at the ceremonial blessing of two T129 ATAK helicopters acquired by...
December 8, 1941
by Ramon J. Farolan - December 11, 2022 - 12:00am
My recollection of Dec. 8, 1941was going to mass at the Baguio cathedral accompanied by my aunt, a deeply religious woman with a special devotion to our Lady of Mt. Carmel.
Patience obtains everything
by Ramon J. Farolan - December 4, 2022 - 12:00am
The recent news from Malaysia is that Anwar Ibrahim, who spent almost ten years in jail for sodomy and corruption charges that he says were both politically motivated, is now the prime minister after a narrow election...
Calling DPWH Sec. Manny Bonoan
by Ramon J. Farolan - November 27, 2022 - 12:00am
First of all, let me congratulate Manuel “Manny” Bonoan on his recent confirmation by the Commission on Appointments as Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways.
‘New kid in town’
by Ramon J. Farolan - November 20, 2022 - 12:00am
When President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. arrived in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, he described himself as the “new kid in town.” A
War to end all wars
by Ramon J. Farolan - November 13, 2022 - 12:00am
It was dubbed “The Great War” or “The War to End All Wars,” and indeed it was a great war until 30 years later, World War II came along, an even greater conflict that included the Philip...
by Ramon J. Farolan - November 6, 2022 - 12:00am
Two events 25 years ago make 1997 an especially memorable time for me. One could say that both were affairs of the heart.
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