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.
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.
Pandemic or no, the Mass is the center of a Christian’s daily life. Following it online is not the same as participating in the actual Mass.
Health concerns have never been an issue when it comes to leadership changes in the Philippines but rumors of a leader’s failing health could be a very dangerous recipe for instability and unrest.
As the Philippines slowly but steadily builds its military capability to protect its national interests in the disputed waters in the South China Sea, expect more Chinese nationals to get lost in military facilities around the country, particularly facing the western seaboard.
Now is the best time for our policy makers to send Filipino technicians, scholars, engineers and scientists abroad to learn and apply the knowledge back home. The coronavirus has taught the Philippines a valuable lesson. It must not rely on China and other countries to develop vaccines and drugs.
Never Again! This has been our mantra every time we commemorate the declaration of martial law that started the dictatorial rule of Marcos which lasted over thirteen years.
“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.
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.”
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)
Black clouds signify dark and even stormy times are coming.
Fasting now is a growing trend, but for different reasons.
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.
I recall a question articulated by our former Vice President Emmanuel Pelaez many years ago.
We have been taught in CFC to live out our faith, to consider our faith as an integral part of our being, not merely as a separate compartment of our life.
Are Filipinos that forgiving or are we simply forgetful?
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.
EIGHTEEN months into office and still, Rodrigo Duterte escapes identification…