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Desperate measures: How to survive a night in the jungle

It may be hard to imagine that you can end up lost in a jungle, or any similar wild environment, but why not be prepared if such situation comes up? Nature can be tough with humans, especially when you find yourself in a place without gadgets, technology or any other…




Peace talks with communists halted after vow to resist martial law

The latest round of peace talks with communist rebels has been called off after they ordered their fighters to step up attacks in response to martial law. Speaking after nearly 10 hours of closed-door discussions, the government’s chief negotiator Jesus Dureza said: “We are maintaining the decision made not to…




“Prepare to fight another dictator” – battle lines drawn over martial law comments

Patriotic Filipinos “should start preparing to fight another dictator”, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV warned today (Monday, January 16) following Duterte’s latest comments on martial law. Former Navy officer Trillanes, who led two coup attempts against President Gloria Arroyo, said: “Soldiers should also start reviewing their constitutional mandate.” Speaking in Davao City on…


Duterte: “No one can stop me declaring martial law if I want to”

President Duterte has again raised the spectre of martial law, saying he could declare it “if I want to” and that “no one can stop me.” Speaking in Davao city yesterday (Saturday, January 14) he said he was willing to trigger the suspension of basic rights should the situation in the country…


Critics appalled as Duterte raises spectre of martial law

Critics have reacted with dismay after president Duterte said he wanted the constitution amended to make it easier for a president to declare martial law. Speaking in Angeles City yesterday (Thursday, December 22), he said the constitution tied the president’s hands when it came to dealing with security crises. The…


Digging up the past: How the Marcos years can’t be laid to rest

PROTESTS and legal challenges show no signs of abating following the controversial burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos. The preserved body of the former leader was recently taken from his mausoleum in Ilocos Norte and buried at the national heroes’ cemetery in Manila. Many were angered at how the Marcos…