TODAY'S OPINION HEADLINES

OP-ED | Memories of a military air base, memories of Mindanao 15-Feb-15, 7:31 PM | Danton Remoto, News5

OPINION | By the Numbers: What's so precious in Muslim Mindanao? 14-Feb-15, 10:22 AM | Ferdinand G. Mendoza, special to InterAksyon.com

EDITORIAL | Deception and insincerity on Mamasapano 30-Jan-15, 1:10 PM | InterAksyon.com

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JESSICA ZAFRA | How to choose a book 12:28 pm | Jessica Zafra JESSICA ZAFRA | How to choose a bookFaced with thousands of books in bookstores and millions of titles online, how do you choose the books you will read? The other week I bought a book just because I liked the title and its first line.

War in Mindanao: What are the internal and external repercussions? Last of 3 parts 7:47 am | Jose Antonio A. Custodio, Special to InterAksyon.com War in Mindanao: What are the internal and external repercussions? Last of 3 partsIn the first two installments of his piece, military analyst Jose Antonio Custodio reviewed Estrada's all-out war campaign and the military preparedness should it go on an all-out war. In this last part, he will answer: What are the repercussions of returning to a war footing with the Moros?

War in Mindanao: How prepared is the military? Part 2 of 3 6:36 am | Jose Antonio A. Custodio, Special to InterAksyon.com War in Mindanao: How prepared is the military? Part 2 of 3In the first installment of his piece, military analyst Jose Antonio Custodio reviewed Estrada's all-out war campaign. Here, he tackles: Is the military prepared to go on an all-out war? In the last part, he will answer: What are the internal and external repercussions to a return to a war footing?

War in Mindanao: How did Estrada's all-out war against the MILF fare? Part 1 of 3 2:07 pm | Jose Antonio A. Custodio, Special to InterAksyon.com War in Mindanao: How did Estrada\After the Mamasapano tragedy, calls for all-out war against the MILF have been made. Did Estrada's all-out war campaign succeed? This is the question that military analyst Jose Antonio Custodio is going to answer here. The next two parts will come out February 18 and 19.

MARIE YUVIENCO | Purisima's Thesaurus: why 'advice' is as good as an order 8:32 am | Marie Yuvienco MARIE YUVIENCO | Purisima\If the Ombudsman's suspension order prevents Purisima from actively giving orders and generally discharging the functions of his office, he cannot indirectly subvert the order by issuing 'advice' to his subordinates.

COCKTALES | Swiss Leaks' focus on Escaler reads like a case of Swiss Miss 12:07 pm | Victor C. Agustin COCKTALES | Swiss Leaks\It was not clear why Swiss Leaks focused first on Escaler (with a private account of $105,000 co-held with a relative, since closed) rather than on the 'politician' or the $32-million account holder that the investigative group had referred from among the Philippine-linked private bank accounts.

ANALYSIS & OPINION | 2 crises and 1 hapless 'savior' in Europe 7:06 am | John Lloyd, Reuters ANALYSIS & OPINION | 2 crises and 1 hapless \Continued Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine, the Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said, could be "the end of the end of the Cold War." Mainstream economists have raised the chances of a Greek exit from the euro to high, and of a collapse of the euro to more than possible.

OP-ED | Memories of a military air base, memories of Mindanao 7:31 pm | Danton Remoto, News5 OP-ED | Memories of a military air base, memories of MindanaoSeeing widows and orphans meeting sealed caskets of mutilated bodies of soldiers; women and babies in refugee camps; children displaced when they should be in school - an airman's child growing up to see Mindanao cast in the eyes of victims and researchers prays for one thing: peace.

NUJP demands justice for Bohol broadcaster, 31st journo killed in PNoy time; Palace slams murder 1:39 pm | National Union of Journalists of the Philippines | With PNA NUJP demands justice for Bohol broadcaster, 31st journo killed in PNoy time; Palace slams murderUPDATE 9:45 P.M.-Maurito Lim is the second journalist murdered in Bohol, the 172nd since 1986, and the 31st under the administration of Benigno Aquino III. The NUJP issued a statement on his murder. Palace officials condemned his killing, vowing results in effort to get culprits.

OPINION | By the Numbers: What's so precious in Muslim Mindanao? 10:22 am | Ferdinand G. Mendoza, special to InterAksyon.com OPINION | By the Numbers: What\When you tire about reading of freedom, self-determination, revolutionary ideals and anything conceptual about the Mamasapano carnage, ask yourself: What is in Maguindanao - or Muslim Mindanao, for that matter -that is so precious, groups and countries would kill for it?

IQBAL STATEMENT AT SENATE | Let Us Be Partners for Peace 2:28 pm | MOHAGHER IQBAL, Chairman, Bangsamoro Transition Commission IQBAL STATEMENT AT SENATE | Let Us Be Partners for PeaceAppearing at the third Senate hearing on the Mamasapano incident, MILF leader Mohagher Iqbal explained the organization's position with 10 key points, stressing repeatedly their intent to promote peace in Mindanao, and vowing to cooperate in seeking the truth and justice.

Oplan Exodus was 'a costly victory,' says military analyst 8:45 am | InterAksyon.com Oplan Exodus was \Oplan Exodus, the operation plan to arrest suspected international terrorist Malaysian Julkifli Abdhir alias Marwan and his Filipino protege Abdul Basit Usman was ill-conceived and bound to end in a disaster, said military analyst Jose Antonio Custodio.

REVIEW | Fifty Shades of Harang 7:09 am | Jessica Zafra REVIEW | Fifty Shades of HarangI am united with the Fifty Shades fandom: Noooooo! Director Sam Taylor-Wood has tried to make a classy, serious movie, and in doing so took away the only interesting thing about Fifty Shades. It is, as we Pinoy viewers say, harang.