A watershed moment for Filipinos

A watershed moment for Filipinos

On 17 February this year, Cardinal-Archbishop Jose F. Advincula of Manila presided over a solemn high mass in honor of the “martyrdom” of Fathers Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos and Jacinto Zamora, known by their acronym Gomburza. The three Filipino priests were executed...
A watershed moment for Filipinos

The quintessential F. Sionil Jose

On January 6 this year, Francisco Sionil Jose, novelist, journalist, social and political critic, and Philippine national artist for literature, died at 97. His death has irreparably affected the nation’s literary, social, cultural and political scene.Critics have...
A watershed moment for Filipinos

The sins of the father

The candidates in the May 9, 2022 national elections are already on the road, well ahead of the Feb. 8 to May 7, 2022 official campaign period, and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the courts are unable to do anything about it.However hard it is to enforce...
A watershed moment for Filipinos

A dangerous tide to sink all boats?

The May 2022 presidential season started early, and an overgrown pack of self-nominated candidates seems bent on showing the least of them is more fit than the foul-mouthed and dictatorially inclined outgoing president. But no one has offered any clear idea on how to...
The Prince does not care for respect

The Prince does not care for respect

Sen. Richard Gordon, chairman of the Senate blue ribbon committee, says Rodrigo Roa Duterte “is not a president people can respect.” He said this after Duterte vilified the Senate for inquiring into the Executive’s suspicious handling of billions of pesos in...