Ahahaha, those Inquirer “journalists” are a piece of work

First, condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc (June 28, 1941 – December 24, 2015), an icon of courage and journalistic integrity. The nation is somehow a little emptier with her passing. This article has little to do with her, but is about the content of the paper she left behind, and about … Continue reading

To disembowel a blogger

  w By Popoy Del R. Cartanio What make the innards of a blogger Could be something tough like leather Or something crispy like Lapid’s Chicharon, plain or spicy or greasy brown Bulaklak or Bituka the taste of malansa. Or it could be like tasty bread Like a cadaver laid on his back Sold in … Continue reading

The Book of Allegory

This blog has the echo of a prior writing, but we have a lot of new followers, so I’ll tread that ground once more. It may explain a few things. Let me first note how I came to the topic this time around. It is amusing, I think. Mariano Renato Pacifico did it, essentially, by leveling a blast … Continue reading

Are there any Filipino philosophers?

How much politics can we take, eh? Or dealing with Philippine media and its pandering, sensationalist ways. It is time to get cerebral. Are there any Filipino philosophers? That was my starting point for this article, along with wondering what Google or Wiki have to say about existentialism. I always enjoyed philosophy, although reading the … Continue reading

The Bierce Denouements

Denouement, n. 1. a. the final clarification or resolution of a plot in a play or other work, b. the point at which this occurs. 2. final outcome; solution. Ambrose Bierce gives us, in resolute resolution, the meanings of words which otherwise would be plots of unintelligible confusion.  Here are a few of his more … Continue reading