Thinkers only: the limits of intelligence

Editor’s note: This article was originally a reader’s comment in response to my recent blog about NEDA. I am publishing it here because I believe it warrants a wider audience if we ever hope to put the days of being resilient but incompetent in the past. JA   By Francis Pardon for the excessive length … Continue reading

Popularity is a lousy way to run a nation

By Joe America One of the common arguments pro-democracy ‘yellows’ hear from supporters of President Duterte is that his popularity gives him a mandate to lead, and we should follow. Anyone who criticizes the President is being unfair or even unpatriotic. We can see this “popularity” argument is more than just an argument when we … Continue reading

To touch a dream

By Joe America It is easy to get caught up in the negativity of a government of the crass, by the crass, and for the crass. Mean-spirited men and women haunt the hallowed halls of government and our public space every day, offending our sense of decency and fairness. There is a way out. I … Continue reading

Merry Christmas! Putang Ina Mo!

Merry Christmas! Putang Ina Mo! Anno Domini 2016 By Edgar Lores At the end of the year of the Lord 2016, we find ourselves in a divided world. This bifurcated world is reflected in the title. On one side, we have the old world of tradition, of civility and of — dare I say? — … Continue reading

From Naga with Love

w By Wilfredo G. Villanueva I always love going home to Naga. It was there some 50 years ago when I envisioned with my best friend the kind of life he and I would like to have, you know, family, career, cars, sport, home. We were what, 15 years old at that time, yet our … Continue reading