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Marcos and the Philippines Energy Requirements

Politics, Technology June 3, 2014

Bataan_Nuclear_PowerplantThe continuous advancement of technology in today’s world requires an equally continuous increase in the need for fuel. Fuel is needed to power the machines involved in these technologies. In the Philippines various energy sources are tapped. Electricity is mainly derived from water power plants or geothermal power plants. Cars and airplanes are powered by oil imported from the Middle East.

Very few could probably still remember, but in the 1980s, an alternative energy source became available to the Filipinos—the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant. This power plant cost the country billions of dollars to finish, but ultimately was never used. To this day, the country is paying the debt we have incurred in the construction of the power plant while it stands in the Bataan, without any foreseeable use. Continue reading …

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Ferdinand Marcos and the Philippine Military

Politics May 31, 2014

marcos-philippine-militaryThe military of a country can make or break its present administration—this claim perhaps is best proved by the events that transpired during President Ferdinand Marcos’ despotic administration. During the implementation of Martial law in the country, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, composed of the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, and the Philippine Air Force became pivotal in quelling uprisings and attacking “enemies of the state”. But towards the end of Marcos’ presidency, the Philippine military also played a key role in overthrowing the dictator. Continue reading …

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Philippine-China: Asia’s David and Goliath

News, Politics May 25, 2014

southChinaSea-westphilippineseaJust recently 11 Chinese fishermen were arrested in a standoff in Palawan after they were caught illegally poaching over 500 marine turtles in the waters of the disputed West Philippine Sea. This event is without a doubt connected to the long-running territorial dispute between China and the Philippines over which country has legitimate claim over the Spratly Islands. The Spratlys region, an oil-rich chain of islands located in what was formerly known as the South China Sea (aka West Philippine Sea) is now being claimed by at least five sovereign states — China, the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Notwithstanding, the strongest of claims have always emanated and continue to emanate from China and the Philippines. The clash between the two countries has become so hopelessly bad that the United Nations has already become involved in the arbitration process. Continue reading …

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Philippine Politics and the Pork Barrel Scam

Politics May 23, 2014

napoles-pork-barrelPolitics in the Philippines is unique in a lot of regrettable ways.  For one, it is extremely personal—dynastic even. Powerful clans dominate both local and national levels of government. It is a network of compadres, of friends and families, who mastermind grand schemes and plots towards enrichment and self-aggrandizement. Obviously, this kind of personal and clannish politics concerned mostly in itself tends to be the most corrupt. Continue reading …

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The Point of UNCLOS Over Philippine and China Dispute

News, Politics March 26, 2014

un_logoThe Philippines, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Brunei and Vietnam are competing control over some areas in the South China Seas. Lately, people are hearing about Philippines and China dispute covering South China Sea. This case is believed to be settled through the binding arbitration of UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea).

UNCLOS permits the nations for claiming EEZ or Exclusive Economic Zone that expands 200 nautical miles away from the nation’s territorial sea. But UNCLOS is not the main reason regarding the China and Philippine dispute.However, the reason for the dispute between China and the Philippines is the maritime boundary. Continue reading …

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Cojuangco – Aquino Family and the Philippine Political Dynasty

Politics March 16, 2013

cojuangco-aquinoThe Cojuangco-Aquino Family is a famous political clan in the Philippines. The family is known to be rich and famous because of their rulings in the Hacienda Luisita, which is a large sugar plantation estate in the province of Tarlac. It was owned by the former President Corazon Conjuangco-Aquino and her family, and when she passed away the rights are passed on to her children under the leadership of the current president of the Philippines, Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III. Continue reading …

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Philippine Claims Over Sabah

News, Politics March 2, 2013

map of sabah

map of sabahThe dispute between Malaysia and Philippines started many years ago, but just recently the two countries become very aggressive when it comes to territorial claims over Sabah. What is the basis of the Philippines to tell that Sabah is still a part of the country? In this article, we will take a look at some important parts of the history that strongly suggest that Sabah belongs to the Philippines.

Sabah is actually a part of Borneo situated in the northern part of the country. It is surrounded by various coastlines including South China Sea in the northwestern part of Sabah and Sulu Sea (Philippines) in the northeastern part. The total population in Sabah is approximately 2.5 million with a land area of 76,116 square kilometer. Continue reading …

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Philippines claims over Spratly Islands

News, Politics February 10, 2013

Paracel_and_Spratly_islands

The Philippines and China both claim the territorial ownership of Spratly Islands. This is one of the disputes faced by the two Southeast Asian Countries. Geographical wise, the Philippines is the closest country in Spratly Islands along with other five Asian countries Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan, Vietnam, and China. The territorial dispute over Spratly Islands has been on for the past three decades. This issue has led to military skirmishes, diplomatic rows, and fisher folk detention. Continue reading …

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  • Cojuangco - Aquino Family and the Philippine Political Dynasty

    by on March 16, 2013 - 0 Comments

    The Cojuangco-Aquino Family is a famous political clan in the Philippines. The family is known to be rich and famous because of their rulings in the Hacienda Luisita, which is a large sugar plantation estate in the province of Tarlac. It was owned by the former President Corazon Conjuangco-Aquino and her family, and when she […]

  • Attractions for Kids in Clark, Pampanga

    by on July 19, 2015 - 1 Comments

    If you are looking for tourist destinations in the Philippines, then Clark, Pampanga is one of the places that you would want to choose! Even Filipinos themselves often choose this place for their vacations because of many amenities and places they offer. Clark, Pampanga is about 80 to 100 kilometers from Metro Manila by vehicle, […]

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    Philippines as Rising Tiger Economy of Asia

    by on January 23, 2013 - 0 Comments

    Philippines is said to be the next “rising tiger of Asia.” What does it take to be held as Asian economic tiger? It is demonstrated by massive influx of FDI or foreign direct investment, improvement of the manufacturing base, as well as better export economy. To become an Asian tiger, there should be a strong […]

  • Basic Personal Finance Facts in the Philippines That People Constantly Get Wrong

    by on August 27, 2016 - 0 Comments

    There’s so much confusion regarding money and personal finance. What sounds right to you may sound ridiculous to the next person. But there are some truths that we simply cannot ignore, because we just keep getting them wrong. Like these five things we have listed here. How Much Savings You Should Have Ideally, you should […]

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    Philippines List of Free Job Ads Listing/Posting Portals and Websites

    by on November 25, 2012 - 0 Comments

    Nowadays, we can’t denied that convenience brought to us by Job Ads Listing/Posting Websites especially to those who are looking for jobs or companies who wish to hire competent employee. With the help of free Job Ads Listing/Posting Websites Employers  can now easily announce or advertise job opening. And on the side of Job Seekers, it brings […]

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