The trade off: multi-billion dollar projects in exchange for Chinese exploration in PH EEZ

From the fragmented information about the resumption of talks on joint exploration with China in the disputed parts of the Spratlys, what is emerging is a repeat of jumbo loans that the administration of Gloria Arroyo obtained from the Chinese government in 2004 in exchange for agreeing to allow China to explore within the country’s […]

July 29, 2017  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  One Comment

Will it finally be Cayetano to DFA despite Arroyo’s objection?

It looks like Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano will finally be the foreign secretary come May when the one-year election ban for those who ran in the last elections would expire. Although the President reiterated last December his offer to his running mate made last May after the elections, no one was sure given the unpredictability […]

March 6, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  13 Comments

Mar-Chiz, Binay-Meloto, Cayetano-Trillanes

These are the political alliances shaping up for the 2016 presidential elections. President Aquino’s dream team for 2016.[/caption]Interior Secretary Mar Roxas for president and Sen. Chiz Escudero for vice president for the Liberal Party; Vice President Jejomar Binay and Gawad Kalinga founder and chairman Tony Meloto for the United Nationalist Alliance; and Senators Alan Cayetano […]

March 2, 2014  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Elections 2016  59 Comments