Ang Pusô ni Jover Laurio

ni Wilfredo G. Villanueva Solong anak siya. Maagang naulila, sampung taon pa lang. Una, yung nanay niyang si Nelima, complications due to appendicitis. Nagiinom si Celestino, tatay niya, dahil sa pighatî, at kalaunan, namatay na rin pagkaraan ng dalawang taon sa sobrang lungkot. Inampon siya ng mga tiyuhin at tiyahin niya, binunot sa Masbate kung … Continue reading

Attack dogs for decency

By Joe America The Bible says to turn the other cheek when struck, the idea being to avoid becoming brutal, too. But there is also a lot of justified smiting going on in that great book. I think the ‘yellows’ sometimes turn their cheeks too often. They are too nice, too dispassionate about the way … Continue reading

A Blast From the Past: Noynoy’s Philippine Dream

[Editor’s note: The title is new, but this article was written by Popoy Del R. Cartanio on December 9, 2009, before President Aquino was elected and took office. Read today, it is profoundly moving. One is inclined to ask, did President Aquino fail the people, or did the people fail President Aquino?]  A Blast From … Continue reading

JoeAm in JoeAm

By Wilfredo G. Villanueva Not all bloggers in the Philippines are uncouth, quarrelsome, with a personality only a mother could love—bearers of fake news. His name was mentioned in former President Benigno S. Aquino’s last State of the Nation Address in July 27, last year. Recall the President’s words: “To those like Joe America, a blogger … Continue reading

Aquino pride vs. Duterte pride

By Joe America I caught a little bit of former President Noynoy Aquino’s briefing on Mamasapano on television the other day. It was good to see him again. I am biased. I like the man. He is smart in a well-read, informed, and reflective way. He is kind no matter what hostile people say about … Continue reading