The golden years

By Chemrock Did you know that world ranking in terms of GDP, the Philippines was in 44th position in 2010 and it has moved up to 36th by 2016? That was an incredible achievement under the previous administration. If that doesn’t impress you, by 2016, the Philippine GDP has nudged ahead of Singapore which is … Continue reading

Upside down

by Wilfredo G. Villanueva “Mommy, thank you,” Pedro said. Paz acknowledged the gratitude, glancing at Pedro while sipping from a ladle. He was wearing a tie on an immaculate white shirt, his sleeves rolled up to eat the breakfast that Paz had prepared. Picture of an executive. It was a big breakfast the del Rosario … Continue reading

My Father and Duterte

By Wilfredo G. Villanueva Disturbing, Duterte as father of the nation. I speak only for myself and do not carry express authority, but like the boy in the movie who says, “I see dead people,” I also I have a special sense. I’ll call it simply as a magnet. A magnet for good things, especially … Continue reading

Absurdistan: the Philippines under Duterte

By Joe America My thanks to contributor and blogging colleague Irineo B. R. Salazar (Filipino-German Learning Center) for the perfect characterization of the Philippines in 2017. Absurdistan It is absurd when killing is adopted as a state-enterprise, in the guise of fighting drugs . . . without the compassion that recognizes drugs are a symptom of the … Continue reading

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