Mr. Chill

by Wilfredo G. Villanueva He prepared well for the Bar Exams in 1999, and when an acquaintance who called by mobile phone read his name from a list faxed by the Supreme Court to the Department of Justice, he knew from the pit of his stomach that he would be number one because he had … Continue reading

Politics, Power and Processors

By Josephivo Know where you are standing to decide where to go A lot on our plate today, democracies under attack by populism and autocratic leaders, globalization of cultures and economics, exploding developments in computer science and biology. What are the key elements, how do they interact, why are they relevant? And the ever-important serenity … Continue reading

In defense of Mocha Uson

By Joe America A reader recently expressed concern that I resisted his call to eradicate Mocha Uson and other propagandists who undermine Philippine democracy. I explained that, as an alien, I don’t do active resistance, and this is not a partisan blog. Any presumption of yellowness is in the mind of the beholder. It crossed … Continue reading

The Colorless Atty. Mac

by Wilfredo G. Villanueva He is the election lawyer of Senators Tito Sotto, Manny Pacquiao, Ralph Recto, and Vilma Santos. He lawyered for former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the Ampatuans, the Cayetanos. He’s been an election lawyer since 1980, after passing the Bar with an average of 83.1 in 1979. He has done nothing else, except … Continue reading

Do Filipinos hate being Filipino?

By Joe America It struck me as I was meandering through the thought forest about human rights that Filipinos hate Filipinos. They also hate themselves because they are, after all, Filipino. Now this is dangerous territory because I am white and some might view this as a racist commentary (even though Filipino is not a … Continue reading