Dick Malay: The Rebel Finds Love

By Wilfredo G. Villanueva (First of Two Parts) (A dramatization based on a true story: Stones began raining on Sonny and the rest of the American kids as they were playing in JUSMAG—Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group—compound in Quezon City beside West Avenue in the summer of ‘52. They looked where the stones were coming … Continue reading

Open discussion: Who, really, is the Filipino, today?

By Joe America The first open discussion thread is getting long. We will leave that one for the lengthier comments that are collecting there to open this new one. I’ll again offer a suggested topic, but it is only a suggestion and is indeed a difficult subject, at least for me. I very much dislike … Continue reading

To touch a dream

By Joe America It is easy to get caught up in the negativity of a government of the crass, by the crass, and for the crass. Mean-spirited men and women haunt the hallowed halls of government and our public space every day, offending our sense of decency and fairness. There is a way out. I … Continue reading

The Moral Landscape: Part 1 – The Three Primary Virtues

By Edgar Lores Introduction The moral landscape is a wasteland. Whether in the cities or in the country, there are no green trees of rectitude, no flowering plants of virtues, no unbroken fences of decency. Once there was a pale fence that demarcated the line between what is right and what is wrong. But that … Continue reading

It . . . Bulaga!

Ni Wilfredo G. Villanueva Hindi ko alam ang tutuong spelling ng “eet… bulaga!” o “it… bulaga!” Ito yung pinagmulan ng pangalan ng popular noontime tv show, yun bang kapag nilalaro mo ang baby mo, tatakpan mo ang mukha mo ng mga kamay mo habang sinasabing “It…” biglang ibaba ang mga ito at sasabihing “Bulaga!” para … Continue reading