Opinion

OPINION: Inequity and inequality in the time of Covid-19

By Dr. Ma. Angela Leonor Aguinaldo Contributor/ columnist   A few days ago the BBC made a startling revelation about the earnest efforts of developed nations such as the UK, US, and the European Union to block vaccine plans for developing countries.  As reported, although these richer nations are posturing themselves to be at the forefront of pushing for global solutions to the worldwide pandemic, in truth there is a conscious and massive effort to […]

OPINION: Did the ASEAN enable the Myanmar situation?

By Dr. Ma. Angela Leonor Aguinaldo Contributor/columnist   The military officials in Myanmar remain unperturbed.  Despite the local demonstrations against the military coup, the pleas from its neighboring countries, as well as the international response and  impending sanctions from countries and regional organizations such as the United States and the European Union for the numerous violations of human rights, the end to the military coup in Myanmar remains out of sight.  Instead, the Myanmar military […]

Welcome to the Knightfall Protocol: Into the Light

  By Dr. Ma. Angela Leonor Aguinaldo Welcome to the Knightfall Protocol. It took a few months before I finally decided to launch this blog after being offered to contribute to the EBC (Eagle Broadcasting Corporation) website. The eagerness to help was there but I had my personal misgivings on whether I had the qualification to write on issues and events that matter around the world.  I had qualms on whether anyone would be interested […]

Recommendation of Federal Commission to arm teachers with guns spurs reactions across the US

UNITED STATES (Eagle News) — The Federal Commission on School Safety recently released its report to the President of the United States with recommended solutions to advance safety in U.S. schools. The commision was established by President Donald Trump following the February 14, 2018, school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The panel, led by Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education Betsy DeVos, was tasked to produce policy recommendations with […]

“Health Tips” From Facebook M.D.

By: Mark Christofer Manalo   I do not spend much time on social media. The utility of sharing personal information and pictures of one’s lunch escape me. But in the few times I checked out Facebook, I was greeted with two blatantly false stories that were passed around as “health news.” And by blatantly false, I mean that in an easily-disproven, just-a-Google-search-away, top-search-results kind of way.   The first one had a ring of truth […]

“Uncharted: The Lost Legacy” means Girl Power

By Jericho Morales Eagle News Service “Uncharted: The Lost Legacy” was supposed to be downloadable content for “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End,” but Naughty Dog appears to have realized that it could be much more than just that. All throughout the game, you play not as Nathan Drake, but as Chloe Frazer, who first appeared as Drake’s love interest in “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves,” that is, apart from Elena Fisher. Accompanied by artificial intelligence-controlled Nadine […]

Uber the political candidate

By: Mark Christofer Manalo I have wanted to weigh in on Uber’s suspension (and ride-hailing/sharing in general) for a long time, but have always decided against it. The arguments for and against it have always been too emotional, and I am loathe to wade into that. It has become one of the topics one should steer clear of if one wants to avoid arguments, along with politics.   What pushed me to go write about […]

Free higher education, is it possible?

QUEZON City, Philippines – Should every Filipino have a right to higher education?  Should higher education be free? If ever free college education becomes possible, it should be given without regard for the student’s financial background.   Why? Because everyone deserves an opportunity to have a college education. An opportunity to become whatever they dream to be. College education is a necessity in today’s society because without a college degree, it would be very hard to get […]

New media and the increasing violence in our society

QUEZON City, Philippines – It is a sad fact that violence continues to increase in our society. And one of the major factors causing that increase is the development of new technology and with it, new ways of communication. New technology gave birth to new forms of mass media, which in turn radically change how we receive and perceive information. New media is the term used to refer to vehicles that allow us to receive information […]

How martial law in the Philippines affects a Filipino-American in Las Vegas; says she supports the martial law declaration

  (Eagle News) – A Filipino-American interviewed by the Eagle News Bureau in Las Vegas explains how she is in favor of the martial law declaration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Mindanao. “Right now, we have to support the President over there,” said Nan Sta. Maria. “That’s the thing we can only do.  And of course, pray for them,” she said. Sta. Maria said she felt sad about the situation in Mindanao, particularly in […]

How to impeach your impeachable official

QUEZON City, Philippines (May 20) – Planning to impeach an impeachable official? Better do it properly so it will not be dismissed due to a technicality. But first, what is the process of impeachment? Impeachment has been defined as the method of national inquest into the conduct of public men. Its purpose is to protect the people from official delinquencies or malfeasance. Impeachment is primarily intended for the protection of the State, not for the punishment […]

To vape or not to vape…

QUEZON City, Philippines (May 21) – To vape or not to vape… that is the question in the minds of those craving for their nicotine fix. This especially after President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order No. 26, banning the smoking of tobacco products in public places, except in designated public areas. But what is vaping? Vaping means smoking an electronic cigarette or an e-cigarette. An electronic cigarette is a hand-held electronic device that creates an […]