The Seven Other Deadly Sins of Rodrigo Duterte

By Edgar Lores We are all familiar with the Seven Deadly Sins (SDS). They are pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth. These sins are not generally considered to be mortal sins that separate us from God and lead to eternal damnation. No, they are more gateways to mortal sins. Greed may lead to theft, … Continue reading

What’s Happening to Leni Robredo?

by Wilfredo G. Villanueva In Agutaya, a town on the coast of northern Palawan, Vice President Leni Robredo found occasion to manifest her grit and passion. To reach it, you have to travel over land and sea for 12 hours. The children of Agutaya do not grow to full height because of malnutrition. Electricity visits … Continue reading

A Meditative Interview with God for Ash Wednesday

by Wilfredo G. Villanueva He wasn’t surprised to see me. He’s all-knowing after all. But I was. Didn’t know he lived a simple life. His place reminded me of the animal shed where the Son was born, in Bethlehem. But his face. His face shone like the sun, the moon and the stars. That I … Continue reading

Ang Mga Sampung Mabubuting Kinahinatnan ng Pagka-pangulo ni Rodrigo Duterte

ni Wilfredo G. Villanueva Ang sasabihin ko sana, Ang Sampung Mga Mabubuting Ginawa ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte, pero sabi ng asawa ko, dapat daw yata, Ang Sampung Mga Mabubuting Kinahinatnan ng Pagka-pangulo ni Rodrigo Duterte. Hindi pa raw kasi tapos ang paghusga sa mga gawain ng pangulo, pero ngayon pa lang nababanaagan na o nararamdaman … Continue reading

Can you be a Catholic and support Donald Trump?

By Andrew Lim This essay follows on the heels of Joe’s previous piece “The  Philippines is not really a Catholic nation”. But instead of dwelling on the local situation where there is much consensus on the “split-level”, cognitive-dissonant, hypocritical, shallow, superstitious appreciation and application of Catholicism in the country, we talk of the United States, … Continue reading