Christmas is Us

By Wilfredo G. Villanueva Sharing with you two stories of Christmas. My Facebook public’s warm response to them is evidence that the country is awake, strong and caring. Touched Last night, on our way out of Ma Mon Luk restaurant on Quezon boulevard in Quezon city, Baby saw a boy about ten years old who … Continue reading

Killings, Politics, Federalism, Elections and the Catholic Church of the Philippines

By JoeAm For the life of me, I cannot figure out the Catholic Church of the Philippines. The Church and killings The Church is a moral voice that is extraordinarily strong . . . as when Pope Francis visits or when battling Reproductive Health initiatives. And it is shockingly ineffectual, divided, and quiet about the … Continue reading

Is technological evolution our ticket to extinction?

By Chemrock Joe prodded me to blog on Bitcoin / blockchain recently. With my banking background I can probably scramble some decent words on Bitcoin. Blockchain however, is beyond my comprehension technically. Whilst reflecting on this, I was inspired to write on something interesting that springs off from this mundane subject. So, at the risk … Continue reading

The Day We Made Dr. Valenciano Cry

by Wilfredo G. Villanueva I don’t know Dr. Valenciano personally. My companions said that that was his name when they queried him. He was a passerby as we prayed the Holy Rosary at the foot of the statue of Joaquin “Chino” P. Roces on Tulay ng Kalayaan, Kalye Mendiola. It was June 26th. The tears … Continue reading

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