OPLAN Exodus: The Blame Game

Evidence seems to be mounting that the country’s political leadership had a hand in delaying the deployment of reinforcements to the pinned-down Special Action Force (SAF) commandos until it was too late. Former Iloilo solon Augusto Boboy Syjuco points out inconsistencies in the accounts of Administration officials as well as key military and police officers … Continue reading OPLAN Exodus: The Blame Game

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Yaya Quest

By Anna Garcia Being a mom to a two-year old boy, I may not have much experience compared to other moms out there who’ve decade’s worth of stories to tell. I’ve had four yayas (nannies) in my two and a half years of being a mother, plus the few months prior to my giving birth. … Continue reading Yaya Quest

DDB head doubts gun ban effectiveness

Civilian gun rights advocates got a much-needed shot-in-the-arm after the head of government’s anti-narcotics policy-making body openly stated that the election gun ban has been unsuccessful in curbing the rising tide of crime in the Philippines. Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) chairman Antonio “Bebot” Villar, Jr. said that the gun ban may possibly be the reason … Continue reading DDB head doubts gun ban effectiveness