President Barack Obama in a file photo.


THE much-awaited first of three presidential debates took place at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. last Monday night.


President Rodrigo Duterte (center) does the fist gesture together with soldiers at the 10th Infantry Division in Compostela Valley on Sept. 20.  (Richard Madelo/PPD)

IN this new now era of globalization, interdependence and alliances, no country could exist as an island by itself.


President Rodrigo Duterte (2nd from right), U.S. President Barack Obama (3rd from left) and other heads of states pose for a group photo at the ASEAN Summit at the National Convention Center in Vientiane, Laos on Sept. 7.  (King Rodriguez/PPD)

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