The metaphors of the net

Some fifty-three or so years ago, not one would have thought—not even Pope Paul VI who initiated the celebrations of World Communications Day in 1966

How long will the center hold?

China is far from blameless on any number of issues, but it is a mistake to accuse her of any wrongdoing that is not based on fact.

‘Heartless, inhuman, and insensitive’

The act is heartless, insensitive and inhuman — not so much in relation to the network’s management, or its 11,000 or so workers who will all lose their jobs, as in relation to the vast millions of Filipinos who will be deprived of the network’s basic services.

A breach of military discipline

The military’s integrity faces a tough litmus test as it imposes rigid rules to discipline an elite unit tasked to ensure the security and safety of the president and his family. Gen. Gilbert Gapay, chief of staff of the 150,000-member armed forces, has ordered a...

Duterte’s subterfuge

Rodrigo Duterte has mastered the art of political propaganda to bolster his own image, a tested formula that helped him win the 2016 presidential elections.Last year, he threatened to go to war with Canada if Ottawa did not take back the tons of garbage it had shipped...

Duterte’s silver bullet could be a dud

Trucks rolled out of an American pharmaceutical company to deliver across the United States doses to give people immunity from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) that surfaced in China last year. Shipments of the vaccines were also airlifted to the United Kingdom,...

Ninoy Aquino: Apostle of non-violent resistance

“I have returned to join the ranks of those struggling to restore our rights and freedoms through non-violence.” This was part of the statement Ninoy Aquino wanted to deliver upon his arrival from exile thirty-six years ago.

The culture of death and social sin

We find ourselves living in a society where killing and corruption have become normal.  People don’t even consider these as sin. What is happening can be described as the “culture of death” – a term used by Pope John II in his encyclical “Evangelium Vitae.”

Time to Love

The Holy Book says: “There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.” (Eccl. 3:1) Thus “there is a time to love.” (Eccl. 3:8)

Who is St. Thomas More?

Very little is known about St. Thomas More, the patron of statesmen and politicians as declared by Pope John Paul II in the year 2000. He lived a very inspiring life and is a model of firmness of conscience to the end.

Eyes on the Ice: Human rights diplomacy

Last week’s vote by United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the Iceland-backed resolution exasperated the sensitive Duterte administration and the DDS community.

Ningas-kugon

Are Filipinos that forgiving or are we simply forgetful?

Living the ‘holiness of normality’

At an age when people, especially millennials, seem to seek personal fulfilment through high-profile accomplishments, one woman has just been recognized as a model of sanctity through devoting her life to teaching chemistry—without fanfare.