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Rotten justice system

The country’s justice system needs reform. From law enforcement to the prison facilities. Perhaps, Percy Lapid did not not only expose the wrongdoings of government officials, he also exposed the country’s rotten justice system.

Wasting government resources

The president also promised to barangay leaders to postpone the elections and extend their terms if they will help him win the presidency. Politicians running for seats in the bicameral Congress made the same campaign promise.

Most favored ally

The Philippines has been getting more attention in the United States because of its geographic location in the Indo-Pacific region as tension with China rises not just over the South China Sea but also because of Taiwan.

Sara’s concept of good governance

Does she serve for others, or does she rule for her own interests? It is a critical distinction we continually ask of our public servants if we were to mature in the politics of accountability.The many of us not accustomed yet to Dutertismo and the disinformative...

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Side tracking Lent

There may be changes in some of the church practices that we do, but let us not be side-tracked by these discussions from the real meaning of the season of Lent which is a season of grace and conversion.

Who will it be?

Since it was announced by no less than Pope Francis himself that Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has been appointed Prefect of the Congregation on the Evangelization of Peoples on December 8, 2019, there has been a lot of speculations on who would be the next Archbishop of Manila. Yes, speculations, because we truly do not know.

The dark side of leadership

Nowadays, we often hear of government leaders who are incompetent and who use their position of leadership for their self-interest: they are corrupt, despotic, immoral, power-hungry, materialistic, abusive, and who are more concerned about their image or status.

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A watershed moment for Filipinos

Like Cardinal Advincula’s recognition of the “martyrdom” of Gomburza, such a vigorous reaffirmation of Church teaching on politics by the shepherds, pastors and consecrated women of the Philippine church could yet be another 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.

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