To Russia with love, P2-B downpayment
by Ramon J. Farolan - August 14, 2022 - 12:00am
Congratulations to Maj. General Rowen S. Tolentino on his assumption of command as superintendent of the Philippine Military Academy.
After Ukraine, can Taiwan be far behind?
by Ramon J. Farolan - August 7, 2022 - 12:00am
Tomorrow, the first AFP chief of staff to be appointed by President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. will be installed in simple rites at Camp Gen. Aguinaldo.
BBM priorities: ROTC and 1935 Defense Act
by Ramon J. Farolan - July 31, 2022 - 12:00am
First, a few lines about the State of the Nation Address. The SONA is no ordinary message from the Chief Executive to the people.
‘Black Jack’ Pershing, Captain to Brig. General
by Ramon J. Farolan - July 24, 2022 - 12:00am
Some of the greatest figures in US history got their feet wet in the difficult work of governance while serving in the Philippines during the early days of American colonial rule.
A citizen army, our best weapons system
by Ramon J. Farolan - July 17, 2022 - 12:00am
One of the last acts of the outgoing administration was to order two navy corvettes from South Korea, with anti-ship, anti-submarine and anti-air capabilities.
The Secretary of National Defense
by Ramon J. Farolan - July 10, 2022 - 12:00am
On May 25, 2020 George Floyd, a black man, was murdered by Derek Chauvin, a 44-year-old white police officer in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Lt. Gen. Connor Canlas and PAF Diamond Year
by Ramon J. Farolan - July 3, 2022 - 12:00am
Sometime in January 1987, Third Class Cadet Connor Canlas was called out from formation with instructions to report to PMA Superintendent Brig. Gen. Rodolfo Biazon.
Vicky Garchitorena, brains and beauty
by Ramon J. Farolan - June 26, 2022 - 12:00am
Vicky Pineda Garchitorena, youngest of six children of Dr. Carlo Jose Pineda and Dr. Carmen Pineda, was born in March 1944 while bombs rained down on Manila as Allied forces moved closer towards the Philippines...
Jose Rizal
by Ramon J. Farolan - June 19, 2022 - 12:00am
Just after the end of World War II, when I was in elementary or possibly first year high school, I recall reciting before the class Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.” My teacher was so pleased...
Nation and family
by Ramon J. Farolan - June 12, 2022 - 12:00am
Today the nation marks the 124th anniversary of the Proclamation of Independence, making it the first Republic in Asia.
Scent of success comes in early June
by Ramon J. Farolan - June 5, 2022 - 12:00am
.The Pacific War began on Sunday morning Dec. 7, 1941, when carrier-based planes of the Japanese Combined Fleet under the command of Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo headed for targets at Pearl Harbor, Hickam and Willard...
‘More than just a motto’
by Ramon J. Farolan - May 29, 2022 - 12:00am
First of all, in my last column on R.A. 11709 setting out fixed terms for key AFP officials, we acknowledged the efforts and assistance of individuals who tirelessly worked for the passage of the new law. Some names...
For the Armed Forces, better days ahead
by Ramon J. Farolan - May 22, 2022 - 12:00am
In one of my earlier columns on the subject of the AFP “revolving door” syndrome, I mentioned that in the first 21 years of the 21st Century, the AFP had 28 chiefs of staff, with presidents Gloria Arroyo...
Women of the PMA
by Ramon J. Farolan - May 15, 2022 - 12:00am
The first major breakthrough for women’s rights in the Philippines took place in 1937.
Consuelo J. Paz, mother and leader
by Ramon J. Farolan - May 1, 2022 - 12:00am
My sister-in-law Connie Paz raised eight kids (seven boys and a girl) and along the way, picked up an AB in English, an MA in Linguistics, followed by a Ph.D also in Linguistics, all from the University of the Philippines...
Forgotten heroes of the South
by Ramon J. Farolan - April 24, 2022 - 12:00am
For decades after the end of World War II, much of Philippine military history has centered on battlefield actions on the island of Luzon.
Mission impossible
by Ramon J. Farolan - April 17, 2022 - 12:00am
In my youth the highlight of Easter Sunday festivities was the Easter egg hunt.
Bataan and the 1946 Rescission Act
by Ramon J. Farolan - April 10, 2022 - 12:00am
In the journey of life, we have two eyes that allow us to see the path ahead.
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