Confusing statements by the US; a confused China
by Andrew J. Masigan - June 22, 2022 - 12:00am
Deciphering the real position of the United States on China’s actuations towards Taiwan is proving to be a challenge. Where exactly does the US stand as far as China’s intention to re-claim Taiwan is...
Soft power under Marcos
by Andrew J. Masigan - June 15, 2022 - 12:00am
Globalization has changed the world. With borderless trade, open immigration and multilateral alliances as the new norm, the definition of power has shifted.
Marcos’ foreign policy
by Andrew J. Masigan - June 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Last week, I hosted a dinner for a Singaporean investor who is deeply entrenched in Philippine business.
Phl greenhouse gas emissions commitment
by Andrew J. Masigan - June 1, 2022 - 12:00am
Last year, the Philippines made its commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Marcos must resist going Sri Lanka’s way
by Andrew J. Masigan - May 25, 2022 - 12:00am
Many may not realize the severity of Sri Lanka’s situation.
Doing right by the D&E
by Andrew J. Masigan - May 18, 2022 - 12:00am
The D&E socioeconomic classes were Marcos’ strongholds in this election.
The cancer of disinformation
by Andrew J. Masigan - May 11, 2022 - 12:00am
The deed is done. Our votes are cast and all we have to do now is wait for the final tally.
Know them by the company they keep
by Andrew J. Masigan - May 4, 2022 - 12:00am
Johann Wolfgang von Goeth once said, “Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are.”
Why most dynasties oppose a Robredo presidency
by Andrew J. Masigan - April 27, 2022 - 12:00am
Dynasties monopolize political and economic power in both the local and national spheres. Is it unfair?
Gibo, Leila, Risa & Samira
by Andrew J. Masigan - April 20, 2022 - 12:00am
Three weeks ago, I started a series  where I named my senatorial choices and the reasons why they deserve our vote.
Defections towards unity
by Andrew J. Masigan - April 13, 2022 - 12:00am
The Visayas chapter of the Ikaw Muna Pilipinas Group formally announced their shift of support from Isko Moreno to VP Leni Robredo. This follows a spate of defections towards VP Leni’s camp by a growing number...
Long overdue laws finally passed
by Andrew J. Masigan - April 6, 2022 - 12:00am
On the eleventh hour of Mr. Duterte’s presidency, we were gifted with four new laws, all of which are long overdue but highly favorable.
The prequel to Putin’s war
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 30, 2022 - 12:00am
We’ve all seen the horrid images of military aggression… of attacks against civilians.… of destruction of properties… of separation of families… of death.
Chel, Dick & Luke
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 23, 2022 - 12:00am
A strong democracy is one where the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government share equal powers, with one counter-balancing the other.
The consequences of electing China’s candidate
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 16, 2022 - 12:00am
The Stratbase Institute recently organized a briefing with war expert and author, Elbridge Colby. Colby was the US Assistant Secretary of Defense responsible for defense strategies, armed forces development and...
On Google Trends and presidential surveys
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 9, 2022 - 12:00am
Presidential surveys and Google Trends tell different stories. Surveys give us a snapshot of where candidates stand at the time the survey was conducted. Google Trends, on the other hand, foretells election outcomes...
Child nutrition and education – a national emergency
by Andrew J. Masigan - March 2, 2022 - 12:00am
We must face the uncomfortable truth our children are the region’s most unhealthy and most educationally challenged with the lowest IQ among their regional peers.
Understanding the SWS survey and the early Marcos lead
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 23, 2022 - 12:00am
Presidential surveys from reputable pollsters tell more than just the poll leaders. If one examines the full report, you will find a wealth of data, not the least of which are the reasons why certain candidates trend...
Ping Lacson’s leadership plan
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 16, 2022 - 12:00am
This is a continuation of a series where I put the spotlight on each presidential candidate’s socio-economic plan. As of this writing, Robredo, Moreno, Lacson and Pacquiao have already published their respective...
Presidential agendas
by Andrew J. Masigan - February 9, 2022 - 12:00am
Presidential candidates with well-crafted socio-economic plans are those ready to hit the ground running with clarity of purpose.
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