Half a Millenium after Magellan

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar The late Yoyoy Villame sang “on March 16, 1521, the Philippines was discovered by Magellan” and the late Edgar Lores can be seen practically singing along in an old comment. That a wise man like Edgar likes a comedian’s song is not surprising to me, as Filipino … Continue reading

RIP Father Bernas, S.J. – 1932-2021

  By Irineo B. R. Salazar One of the major architects of the Philippine 1987 Constitution died just today, while his main work is being put in doubt by major segments of Philippine society. A new drug law that wants to make those caught at a drug-dealing scene guilty until proven innocent is an example, … Continue reading

‘I am stronger, much stronger than I thought’ – Sen. De Lima

Interview By Wilfredo G. Villanueva (Sen. Leila de Lima, jailed for what legal luminaries and plain folks believe are trumped up charges, continues to shine. She herself is surprised by her strength. Four years in detention! The Holy Rosary, the Bible, books, adopted cats, focus on her job, these things keep her in good spirits. … Continue reading

35 Years after People Power

Analysis and Opinion By Karl Garcia February 22, 2021, marks the 35th anniversary of the People Power Revolution. During those four days of February 1986, millions of Filipinos, along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in Metro Manila, and cities all over the country, stood up to then-president Ferdinand E. Marcos. Edsa was the culmination … Continue reading

Twenty Years Ago

Analysis and Opinion By Irineo B. R. Salazar Twenty Years Ago 20 years ago, Filipinos massed along EDSA again, nearly 15 years after they had gathered on that avenue to oust a dictator. This time it was to oust a populist who later became Mayor of Manila. Erap or Joseph Estrada was Mayor of San … Continue reading