Fr. EMMANUEL “NONO” L. ALFONSO, SJ, is Executive Director of Jesuit Communications, writer and TV and radio host at ABS-CBN (Channel 2), DZMM Teleradyo, Radio Veritas and Radyo Katipunan. In 2008, he was given a Special Citation Award for Best Opinion Column Category at the 30th Catholic Mass Media Awards.
Certainly, they are God’s modern-day anawim, the poorest of the poor.
In March 30, this year, in a historical move that did not draw sufficient media attention, the Vatican abrogated an original sin. No, not Augustine’s doctrine on original sin. But the Doctrine of Discovery which became the foundation of colonialism from the 15th century onwards.
What if the whole environmental movement is being manipulated by corporate interest, which is its purported arch-enemy?
The poor then can only rely on themselves and fend for themselves. As a wise saying goes, they can “organize or die!”
Now, while the local elections have always been historically dominated by political dynasties, what makes the 2022 elections special and historical is the teaming up of these families to forge a winning ticket for the highest elective post of the land.