In a world of liars, let the honest people shine!

By Joe Am How do you measure the value of integrity, of dignity, of rising above our mundane little lot in life to give yourself to humanity? The Ramon Magsaysay Awards are granted to people of Asia who do just that. Bharat Vatwani from India was one of six people so honored this year. “Vatwani … Continue reading

“That’s the Story of My Life”, an Interview with Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV

by Wilfredo G. Villanueva “Cannot justice be bought?” I asked, referring to his hearings at regional trial courts to determine cause for arrest. “I’m not ready to say that. Hindi naman ako naive enough to assume that the judicial system is working perfectly, but there is always hope,” Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV (SAFT) said—inscrutable, … Continue reading

What has to happen to end Philippine self-destruction

By JoeAm It does not take a genius to understand how dysfunctional the Philippines can be. One only need look around to see the mediocrity, selfishness, and nonsense that infest the legislative halls, or the brutality, lies, lack of civil bearing, corruption, and incompetence that define the national government agencies, provincial and mayoral offices, and … Continue reading

Ano Nga Pala ang Nangyari sa Mga Adik?

ni Wilfredo G. Villanueva Ginoong Pangulo, Naniwala sila sa inyo. Ang mga magulang at ibang loved ones ng mga drug addicts, bumilib po sa inyo nung sinabi ninyong maglulunsad kayo ng drug war kung maging pangulo kayo. Buong akala po kasi nila nalinis ninyo ang Davao. Ito ang panimulamo po. Kaya po kayo nanalo, h’wag … Continue reading

Idolatry: The Roots of the Duterte Phenomenon

By Edgar Lores “Idolatry is really not good for anyone. Not even the idols.” — John Bach Introduction We have speculated a great deal about the possible causes of the Philippine cultural malaise. We know that a social disease complex, like an individual one, has many causes. A human disease can be physical or mental. … Continue reading