philippines

Benigno S. Aquino

The Philippines Joins the Asian Race

The Philippines Joins the Asian Race

MANILA - In 1980, my father arrived in the United States to undergo a heart bypass, due to the rigors of his imprisonment by the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. The dictatorship offered him a reprieve, but, true to its nature, one dependent on its whims. Having already been condemned by a kangaroo court to death by musketry, my father refused to hoist a white flag. "The Filipino," he insisted, "is worth dying for."

China's Expanding Core

TOKYO - China is now engaged in bitter disputes with the Philippines over Scarborough Shoal and Japan over the Senkaku Islands, both located far beyond China's 200-mile-wide territorial waters in the South China Sea. Indeed, so expansive are China's claims nowadays that many Asians are wondering what will satisfy China's desire to secure its "core interests." Are there no limits, or does today's China conceive of itself as a restored Middle Kingdom, to whom the entire world must kowtow?

China's Expanding Core

TOKYO - China is now engaged in bitter disputes with the Philippines over Scarborough Shoal and Japan over the Senkaku Islands, both located far beyond China's 200-mile-wide territorial waters in the South China Sea. Indeed, so expansive are China's claims nowadays that many Asians are wondering what will satisfy China's desire to secure its "core interests." Are there no limits, or does today's China conceive of itself as a restored Middle Kingdom, to whom the entire world must kowtow?

Building Pax Asia-Pacifica

Building Pax Asia-Pacifica

Will armed conflict result from these recurring - and, it seems, escalating - disputes between the Philippines and Vietnam on one side, and China on the other? War, of course, is in no one's interest. But the risk posed by these disputes is growing, because China's relations with both the

The Great Organ Bazaar

The Great Organ Bazaar

Other offers of this type could, just a few years ago, be found at www.liver4you.org, which promised kidneys for $80,000-$110,000. The costs of the operation, including the fees of the surgeons - licensed in the United States, Great Britain, or the Philippines - would be included in the price.All

A Strategy for Russia's Snow Revolution

A Strategy for Russia's Snow Revolution

, where demonstrations played out mainly in the capital cities, Russia's metropolises have long been hotbeds of dissent. Unlike Serbia and Ukraine, however, provincial protesters would be unable to come to the rescue in case of a showdown.In the Philippines in 1986, Ferdinand Marcos's tanks were stopped

North Korea's Blackmail Missile

North Korea's Blackmail Missile

More surprising was the success of the launch, which makes North Korea the tenth member of the world's "Space Club" (the ninth member was Iran, which successfully launched its Safir rocket in 2008). The Unha-3, a three-stage rocket weighing 92 tons, follows the Unha-2, which failed spectac

Calming the South China Sea

the north, also claimed by the Philippines; and the Spratly Islands in the south (variously claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei, in some cases against each other as well as against China.)There has been a scramble by the various claimants to occupy as many of these islands - some

Hillary's Kissinger Moment

Hillary's Kissinger Moment

the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea was now a "core interest." By that definition, China considers the islands (whose ownership is disputed by Vietnam and the Philippines) as much a part of the mainland as Tibet and Taiwan, making any outside interference taboo.Rejecting this, Clinton

Potężny tajfun uderzył w Filipiny. Ponad 10 tys. ofiar. "Ludzie jak zombi, szukają jedzenia. Pomocy!"

Potężny tajfun uderzył w Filipiny. Ponad 10 tys. ofiar. "Ludzie jak zombi, szukają jedzenia. Pomocy!"

złożył też minister spraw zagranicznych Radosław Sikorski. "Przerażony śmiertelnym żniwem tajfunu na Filipinach. Kondolencje i solidarność z Polski" - napisał szef MSZ. Horrified by the death toll of the cataclismic typhoon in the Philippines. Condolences and solidarity from Poland.? Radosław

Asia After the Afghan War

Asia After the Afghan War

, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Vietnam, and even Mongolia all regard America's military presence in the region as essential to counterbalancing China's increasing might.Gates, however, is due to step down from his post shortly, which is unfortunate, because the

Obama and Asia's Two Futures

Obama and Asia's Two Futures

the other countries bordering the South China Sea. This has made bilateral negotiations to settle these disputes unviable. Vietnam and the Philippines have been bullied in this way recently, with both pushing back rather than submit to Chinese imposed terms.The presidential elections scheduled for

The New Old Year

The New Old Year

to diminish; in fact, it is far more likely to intensify. The chance of a military incident involving China and one of its neighbors - be it Japan, the Philippines, or Vietnam - cannot be ignored, and it remains to be seen whether the region's diplomatic circuits can carry the load. New leadership in

Dynastic Asia

This pattern is not confined to Northeast Asia. President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines is the son of former President Corazon Aquino. Prime Ministers Najib Abdul Razak and Lee Hsien Loong of Malaysia and Singapore, respectively, are also sons of former prime ministers. In India, Rahul

East Asia's Turning Point

East Asia's Turning Point

to turn hawkish, marginal politicians like Shintaro Ishihara into important mainstream figures. Japan may be in economic decline, but it is rising politically. Indeed, Albert del Rosario, the foreign minister of the Philippines, which was under Japanese occupation during WWII, now strongly supports a

The New Pharmaceutical Frontier

, by 60% in the Philippines and gained a 14-fold increase in volume sales). Further, it proposed the establishment of an LDC patent pool for neglected tropical diseases and donated to it 13,500 compounds for malaria vaccines.Slowly, other companies are following suit. Sanofi-Aventis recently announced

Kowtow or Cooperation in Asia?

Kowtow or Cooperation in Asia?

here - the greatest current source of regional tensions - that a shared common enterprise is not only possible, but also necessary if peace is to be preserved. After all, no government in the region - whether a democracy like Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines, a one-party state like China

America's Trouble with China

overarching risks. The first is confrontation, which could occur directly or as a result of the US being drawn into conflicts between China and its neighbors.The other risk is that Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, or Myanmar could fall into China's strategic orbit. Many of these

America's Unhinged "Pivot"

America's Unhinged "Pivot"

" altogether, owing to its military connotation, in favor of "rebalancing."Whatever one calls it, the new policy approach is all about China, with America bolstering alliances and friendships with countries around China's periphery, including India, Japan, the Philippines, Vietnam

Private Education's Public Benefits

experience.Furthermore, the private sector can drive educational achievement at a lower cost than the public sector. A World Bank studyon language and mathematics showed that, for the same cost per pupil, private schools in the five participating countries (Colombia, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Tanzania

Asia's Stifled Services

diversify the production base, thereby enhancing economic resilience and boosting growth momentum. Modern services are becoming increasingly tradable, providing new export opportunities. India and the Philippines, for example, have established themselves as world leaders in the export of outsourced business

China's Made-in-America Success Story

; Singapore has allowed the US Navy to station ships; Australia is hosting US Marine and other deployments; and India, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines, among others, have drawn closer to the US as well.But no one should have any illusions about US policy. Despite America's "pivot" to Asia

Islands of Nationalism

" the islands from "private" Japanese owners can be explained in this context.On the Chinese side, the maritime quarrels with Japan - and with Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines in the South China Sea - have reignited a national debate about whether China's foreign policy is

The Battle for Churchill's Bust

A bronze sculpture of the British prime minister had been in the Oval Office of the White House since the 1960's. On becoming President, Barack Obama replaced it with a bust of Abraham Lincoln. Mitt Romney, his Republican opponent in November's election, has vowed to restore it if he wins. Then a Wh

The Battle for Churchill's Bust

A bronze sculpture of the British prime minister had been in the Oval Office of the White House since the 1960's. On becoming President, Barack Obama replaced it with a bust of Abraham Lincoln. Mitt Romney, his Republican opponent in November's election, has vowed to restore it if he wins. Then a Wh

Obama's China Card?

other countries combined. Six aircraft carriers, with their accompanying support vessels - indeed, 60% of America's entire navy - are now stationed in the Pacific.In addition, Obama's administration has been conducting talks with the Philippines to increase and enhance naval cooperation. And Singapore

Power to Asia's Women

in Asia, though limited, show that the Philippines, Australia, and New Zealand are consistently among the top performers. With the addition of economic and occupational parameters - such as women in senior management positions, promotion rates, remuneration, and wage equality - these countries are

The Resistible Rise of Asia?

Spratly Islands, amid protests by the Philippines. This history helps to explain why China's rapidly growing military power raises important concerns in Asia today.Indeed, not since Japan rose to world-power status during the reign of the Meiji Emperor (1867-1912) has another non-Western power emerged

The Particle-Emissions Dilemma

affecting human health. In 1991, the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines created a haze of sulfur in the higher atmosphere that cooled the entire planet approximately half a degree Celsius for two years afterwards.Other methods of geoengineering - that is, consciously manipulating the climate

Britain's European Destiny

the EU and an economy that eventually will be the world's largest. India has more than a billion people. Indonesia's population is three times that of the largest European country, and a host of other countries - including Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Egypt - have more people

Toward a Peaceful Pacific

Korea, which could help to resolve the security issues posed by that country's regime.Furthermore, the Spratly Islands dispute should be resolved through international adjudication. The islands, claimed by China, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei, are valuable because of their oil

Toward a Peaceful Pacific

country's regime.Furthermore, the international court should resolve the Spratly Islands dispute. A group of islands in the South China Sea claimed by China, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei, the Spratly Islands are valuable because of their oil reserves and their commercial fishing

Re-Orienting America

, Asian countries are a critical source of investment for the US economy.Maintaining regional stability is thus critical for US (and global) economic success. The US has multiple alliance obligations - with Japan, South Korea, Australia, the Philippines, and Thailand - which are needed, in part, to

China's Trouble with the Neighbors

From the territorial disputes with Vietnam and the Philippines in the South China Sea to tensions with Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand, relationships that were sound, if not always friendly, have now soured. Myanmar's decision to shelve the Chinese-backed Myitsone Dam project shocked China. Likewise

A Gender Divided

poor - and some are booming. Think of China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brazil, South Korea, and Turkey.The low status of women on Planet Worst cannot be blamed on cultural stasis: many of the "surprise" countries - Romania, Portugal, the Philippines, and India - treated women far more

A Shift from the Middle East to the Pacific

Cooperation meeting in Hawaii was on message and on target: jobs, jobs, jobs.But, soon after, when Obama arrived in Australia and Clinton landed in the Philippines, what looked like a clean narrative about the economy abruptly unraveled: Obama promised his Australian hosts that the US would station fewer than

America's Pacific Rebalance

salvage and rescue, reflecting this key partnership's growing dynamism.In Southeast Asia, we are expanding our engagement with the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN), increasing bilateral engagement with traditional allies and partners like Thailand, the Philippines, and Singapore, and

Taking Faith Seriously

, the Philippines and elsewhere. More than half of today's conflicts in the world today have a predominantly religious dimension.Most (though not all) religious faiths today contain extremist groups, all capable of producing discord among previously settled communities. True, much of this extremism is

Indonesia's Democratic Islam

Of the ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, only Indonesia has a "free" rating from Freedom House. The largely Catholic Philippines, Buddhist Thailand, and Confucian Singapore lag behind Indonesia in providing basic democratic rights to their people. American

Vietnam's Chinese Lessons

maritime disputes between China and Malaysia, the Philippines, Japan, and Vietnam itself.Vietnam's emergence as a central player in Asian affairs should not be surprising, for the country was the catalyst of perhaps the key turning point in modern Asian history. In February 1979, China's leader, Deng

Seks był wabikiem

wszystko to byli krewni i znajomi Marcosów. W świeżo zbudowanym hotelu Philippines Plaza mieliśmy otwarty rachunek na wszystko poza alkoholem, co mi zresztą nie przeszkadzało, bo nie piję. Zanim wyjechałem, chyba w listopadzie 1981 roku, w telewizji, w "Dzienniku", był news z Filipin. Myślę: O

USS Philippines

Okręty US Navy o nazwie USS "Philippines": Pierwszy "Philippines" (SP-1677) był transportowcem wojska, który był używany w 1919. Drugi "Philippines" (CB-4) miał być wielkim krążownikiem, ale jego budowę przerwano w 1943.

USS Philippines (CB-4)

USS Philippines (CB–4) był wielkim krążownikiem typu Alaska, którego budowa została przerwana przed ukończeniem okrętu. Był planowany jako czwarty okręt swojego typu. Budowa "Philippines" została zatwierdzona 19 lipca 1940, i jego konstrukcję rozpoczęto w New York Shipbuilding Corporation

Katastrofa lotu Air Philippines 541

Katastrofa lotu Air Philippines 541 wydarzyła się 19 kwietnia 2000. Boeing 737-2H4, należący do linii Air Philippines, lecący z Manili do Davao, rozbił się podczas podchodzenia do lądowania na przedmieściach Davao. W katastrofie zginęło 131 osób.Boeing 737-2H4 (nr. rej. RP-C3010

FAAP

Skrót FAAP może oznaczać: Fundaç?o Armando Alvares Penteado - Brazylia Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines

Sytuacja prawna i społeczna osób LGBT na Filipinach

Status prawnyStosunki homoseksualne są w kraju legalne.State-sponsored Homophobia A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults Daniel Geje i lesbijki mogą jawnie służyć w armii od 2009 roku.Philippines ends ban on gays in militaryNie istnieją żadne przepisy

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