Are you relevant?

Analysis and Opinion By JoeAm The amazing rush to action by volunteers supporting Vice President Robredo in her campaign for the Philippine presidency tapped an untapped human need in the Philippines, and around the world: the need to feel relevant. Important. Worth something. Going somewhere. I’d venture to guess that most of us are often … Continue reading

Filipino cultural issues that cause much harm

Analysis and Opinion By Andrew Lim FILIPINO CULTURAL ISSUES THAT CAUSE MUCH HARM:  1. Why are Filipinos so tribal minded? 2. Why do Filipinos use family as justification for corruption? The 2022 election season has brought into focus once more two perennial, problematic issues that are so backward and harmful and I do not understand … Continue reading

Reply 1986

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar ” . . if you can hear me, reply. 1988, time of my youth . .” is part of what Deok-Sun, the female main character of K-Drama Reply 1988, says at the end of that series, a nostalgic look at a neighborhood of Seoul back in 1988, when people still … Continue reading

Leni Robredo

Interview Wilfredo G. Villanueva recently conducted this questionnaire interview with Vice President Leni Robredo. The questions penetrate. The answers go directly from Ms. Robredo to you. It is an honor, is it not, to be spoken to without ego or game-playing, without politics or expectation? Photos are my choice. J.A. 1. Your health condition, anything … Continue reading

Four Fatal Shots

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar FOUR FATAL SHOTS rang out in Paniqui, Tarlac days ago. PNP Master Sergeant Nuezca killed mother and son Gregorio. According to some in the Philippine government, it was just an isolated incident. But it clearly wasn’t in a country where killings are on the rise – of drug … Continue reading