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

Knowledge and church doctrine, a kindly debate

By Joe America I made a remark in a recent discussion thread taking the Philippine Catholic Church to task for failing to speak out against extra judicial killings (EJKs). It was one of those ‘off the top of my head’ remarks that lacked context, and therefore was considered cavalier (showing arrogant or offhand disregard; dismissive) by … Continue reading

The Philippines is not really a Catholic nation

By Joe America Occasionally, I write an article that is intended mainly to provoke discussion. Why? Usually because I am confused and the discussion that follows the article helps me sort out my ideas. This is one of those articles. About 86% of the Philippine population belongs to the Catholic Church (Center for Global Education). … Continue reading

Pinakamahalaga Ang Politika Sa Buhay Ng Tao

By Popoy Del R. Cartanio Ano ba yan? Saan ba napulot yan ideya na yan. Kahit basura sa Payatas o sa Isla Puting Bato meron pakinabang. Pero politika? Hah! Galit ang mga karanniwan mamayan diyan. Ang politika, salot sa mga mahirap yan. Ugat ng katarantaduhan sa lipunan yan, Eh. Teka, teka muna. Pag ganyan ang … Continue reading

The Ten Good Things About Our Country (or What We Stand to Lose)

By Wilfredo G. Villanueva A friend said he had stopped reading his Facebook feeds. “Why?” I asked. “They’re negative.” And so we have come to this: that what was once a prosperous or at least a forward-looking country is down in the dumps. My personal experience is evidence of the truth behind my friend’s observation. … Continue reading