Category Archives: Philippine Situation

To the Undecided on the Eve of the 2016 National Elections

I was on a line to a counter in a 7-11. Like any resident of these sun-drenched Islands, you probably noticed – as I have so often when purchasing – that there’s a tally board above the counter. And unless … Continue reading

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An Apology to the Anawim

When i gave the little vagrant girl the second burger of my Buy-One-Take-One, she seemed so happy. I was thinking how she deserves more than that. In the world we wanted to build more than ten years ago, she wouldn’t … Continue reading

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On Filipino Catholics and the bullying of Philippine Bishops

Filipino Catholics are a long-suffering lot. Partly due to the legendary resiliency of our culture and the early catechism in these Islands, Filipino Catholics can take a lot, mentally, psychologically, physically and spiritually. Filipino Catholics are like the giant, age-old … Continue reading

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The Philippines almost a year after Ondoy: Not. Ready.

Ever since that first storm that hit the Philippines in the middle of May 2011, I’ve been meaning to write about this. I suppose I can’t help it, since I’m actually suffering from a form of PTSD from Ondoy. I … Continue reading

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