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“All warfare is based on deception…Know yourself, know your enemy, a hundred battles a hundred victories…The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” ― Sun Tzu, Art of War Communist leader Xi Jinping, the President of Communist China, is...
It is now over a year since economic activity in the country slowed down because of the pandemic. Many companies have adopted the wait-and-see attitude, putting on hold investments. But not San Miguel Corporation, one of the country’s top...
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst...
Nobody expected that the first US-China high-level meeting in Anchorage, Alaska would lead to an open adversarial situation.  Facing each other, the two groups seemed to suggest that the two superpowers were locked in a new Cold War in a...
(Editor's Note: This is a reprint of a 2018 column by the author. We are posting it  because of its relevance to the current situation in the West Philippine Sea.) Just as the year 2018 was coming to end, several...
“You can fool all the people some of the time, some of the people all the time but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” – President Abraham Lincoln For me, the sick entertainment in these perilous times of the...
Although the Cold War with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ended when it collapsed in 1991, there is a Cold War-like situation that exists between the US and China.  All because of Taiwan, a former province of China that...
Not all are privileged to work with a former Philippine president. But for over 20 years now, I’ve had the blessing of serving alongside former President Fidel V. Ramos, who turns 93 today, March 18, whose love for our country...
When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1933, he instituted his New Deal programs, some of which were the Social Security Administration (SSA), Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Civil Works Administration (CVA), and Farm Security Administration (FSA).  Roosevelt focused on...
Five-five hundred years ago, the first Austronesians migrated from South China to Taiwan. It took another 1,500 years before they migrated to the Philippines. In my column, “Who Discovered the Philippines?” (April 13, 2007), I wrote: “In the late 1990s, Jared Diamond,...
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