Dick Malay: The Rebel Finds Love, Part 2

By Wilfredo G. Villanueva Second of Two Parts After living for ten years in China (1971-1981), Dick, battle-scarred for tilling soil, his family and comrades limped towards the Netherlands, China not being the land of promise for them anymore. Utrecht was to be the second global front of the Left’s struggle against the Marcos dictatorship. … Continue reading

A government of convenience

By Joe America The open discussion during my holiday was wide-ranging and deep. I’d like to take an observation made there by Irineo B. R. Salazar and put it into play. I had made a comment about the Duterte Administration’s strategy in dealing with Japan and China and he remarked that there is no strategy. … Continue reading

Dick Malay: The Rebel Finds Love

By Wilfredo G. Villanueva (First of Two Parts) (A dramatization based on a true story: Stones began raining on Sonny and the rest of the American kids as they were playing in JUSMAG—Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group—compound in Quezon City beside West Avenue in the summer of ‘52. They looked where the stones were coming … Continue reading

Open discussion: It’s the economy always the economy.

By Joe America A facebook commentary by Coalition Against Darkness and Dictatorship – CADD provides a fascinating perspective on Duterte’s hastily scheduled trip to Japan. The concessions he has allegedly had to make strip him of his revolutionary ambitions, and even national martial law. It’s the economy, sportsfans, the economy. 1. Inflation up to 3.7%. 2. … Continue reading

Open discussion: Who, really, is the Filipino, today?

By Joe America The first open discussion thread is getting long. We will leave that one for the lengthier comments that are collecting there to open this new one. I’ll again offer a suggested topic, but it is only a suggestion and is indeed a difficult subject, at least for me. I very much dislike … Continue reading