The Ten Good Things About Our Country (or What We Stand to Lose)

By Wilfredo G. Villanueva A friend said he had stopped reading his Facebook feeds. “Why?” I asked. “They’re negative.” And so we have come to this: that what was once a prosperous or at least a forward-looking country is down in the dumps. My personal experience is evidence of the truth behind my friend’s observation. … Continue reading

Open Discussion #4: What do people think when a life is rolled away?

  There is no joy on the mean streets of Manila. What do you think the bystanders in this photograph are thinking? Feeling? I ask knowing that the answers reflect more the thoughts and emotions of you the reader than the people watching the departed soul roll away, never to be accounted for, never to … Continue reading

The AlDub Phenomenon Revisited

   By Wilfredo G. Villanueva Dear Sir Wilfredo G. Villanueva, I’ve read long ago your take on Aldub Phenomenon entitled “The Social Significance of Aldub” written on September 22, 2015. I am currently doing a study on the impact of the Aldub Phenomenon; An Assessment and I would like to seek your views now about … Continue reading

Open Discussion #2: The Philippines, an occupied State

What are the characteristics of occupancy? A ruling nation invades, takes charge, and assigns its dogmatic leaders to control the occupied state. Filipinos are born and raised to understand this, because the time of true democratic freedoms has amounted to perhaps 25 years over a span of six centuries. The current occupation is not by a foreign … Continue reading

Last week was a regular Fernando Poe shoot ’em up!

By Joe America Last week, the Philippines was full of action, a jam packed, knock-down drag-out drama as exciting as a Fernando Poe shoot ’em up. We had Time Magazine dropping it’s Leila bomb, giving international recognition to both President Duterte for his killing streets and Senator De Lima for standing upright in opposition. We had China … Continue reading