Filipism is what ails the Philippines

By Chemrock Filipism is a belief system that the path to law and order is found by slaughtering drug dealers, users and innocents and totally subverting the criminal justice system, that defeatism and proffering economic opportunities to a strong intruder is the best foreign policy, that sexism and profanity are nouveau virtues, that ethical and moral … Continue reading

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