Retooling the “debates”

Retooling the “debates”

Since the 90-day official presidential campaign period kicked off in February, Filipinos have been treated to a series of presidential “debates.” These are but media forums, rather than “debates,” strictly speaking, for a “debate,” as we know it, is a formal public...
Before Covid-19, there was the bubonic plague

Before Covid-19, there was the bubonic plague

While following online the spread of the corona virus worldwide, I decided to go back to Warren H. Carroll’s monumental History of Christendom to see how the 14th century Christians dealt with the deadly bubonic plague or Black Death. The plague, writes Carroll, was...
The shoe finally dropped, but not as expected

The shoe finally dropped, but not as expected

For the longest time, Vice President Leni Robredo had been waiting for the shoe to drop. She had been threatened with certain removal by impeachment, even though she had not committed any impeachable crime; it is President Rodrigo Duterte who has committed all the...