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Rational decision-making can make the difference

Lately, the Bureau of Corrections (Bucor) has been the subject of comprehensive Senate inquiries. The problems and issues unearthed are so complex that they are beyond comprehension. It is very evident that management has been remiss in the exercise of the decision-making process. If one does not act immediately due to indecision, the opportunity vanishes unless a radical change is undertaken.

The China Issue: Impressions of a military mind

For the last five decades, the Philippines has fought the communist insurgency whose roots and foundations originated from Communist China. In spite of China’s shift to a free market economy and becoming the second largest economy in the world, the foundations of its political system are still basically communist-inspired. Why then did the Philippines, a country founded on democratic ideals, so quickly shift its alignment to China? Is it economic or political, or both? Notwithstanding China’s claim that it is here as a friend, the signs of its overbearing attitude indicate subjugation and subservience. This will be disastrous to the next generations of Filipinos. China will carry out its foreign relations in the international community predicated on the communist vision of protracted wars.

Is a military junta tenable?

This article will not delve on the legal issues of implementing a military government. It will discuss the foundation of military culture and its response in cases when the political status quo is challenged.

Sustaining leadership excellence in the AFP

On his deathbed, Alexander the Great’s comrades asked him, “To whom do you leave the kingdom?” To this, Alexander simply replied, “To the best and strongest.”

Guardians of political stability

On March 22, during the celebration of the 124th Anniversary of the Philippine Army, former Commanding Generals across generations were honored with a parade...

Banaue Rice Terraces Restoration: A case study on Tourism Sustainability

Let me start with a little scenario. Tomorrow, one family or barkada will take a trip to the mountain resort of Baguio and then the...

Communist insurgency: An anathema to a stable business environment

The theme of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) for 2018 is “Competing in the Age of Disruption.” Disruption will come from advancement...

Celebrating the Service

From September to December, those merry months in what is known around the world as the longest Christmas season of all, Filipinos go through...

Hazing: Time to leave the old ways behind?

The latest hazing incident that resulted in the death of Horacio Castillo III, a neophyte of the Aegis Juris Fraternity, brings to light malpractices...

M. A. P. Insights Jaime S. de los Santos During the second quarterly meeting of the Association of Generals and Flag Officers last June 22, the...