Senator Trillanes: “We will fight evil as it comes”

Ni Wilfredo G. Villanueva (Second of Two Installments) “We will fight evil as it comes,” sabi ni Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV sa aming conversation. Ginamit niya ang pronoun na “we” in reference to Magdalo, from whence he comes. “Isa itong collegial body,” sabi niya, “so, ang decision ng buong body ang sinusunod naming lahat.” … Continue reading

The good life

By Joe America I suppose many of us are spoiled from living the good life. I know I am. I was raised in the U.S. during the latter part of the 1900’s when wars were relegated to the cold type, or localized. We could always go fight in a foreign land and return to our … Continue reading

“The Philippines is driving me insane!”

By Joe America “The Philippines is driving me insane!”  That is the view of many people living in the Philippines who are schooled in the niceties of civility, human kindness, law, and order. But they have to deal with a President who is way outside the civil box. The three things that are most crazy-making … Continue reading

The social significance of ‘Kita Kita’

By Wilfredo G. Villanueva The movie Kita Kita from Spring Films and Viva Films. A film by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo, writer and director. Alessandra de Rossi as Lea. Empoy Marquez as Tonyo. Binibining Joyce Bernal, creative producer and executive producer. Erwin Blanco, producer. Reign Anne L. de Guzman, line producer. Piolo Pascual, executive producer. … Continue reading

A history lesson missed by Poe, Gordon, Angara, Lacson, and a whole lot of other smart people

By Joe America Apolinario Mabini, the architect of the hatchling Philippine Republic’s ways and means, wrote over a century ago: The Revolution failed because it was badly led; because its leader won his post by reprehensible rather than meritorious acts; because instead of supporting the men most useful to the people, he made them useless … Continue reading