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Arming Teachers: Not a Solution

I don’t understand arming teachers in order to protect schools from crazy gunmen. Do these people have ANY idea of the psychological cost in pointing a gun at a living human being and pulling that trigger? A decent person will … Continue reading

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A eulogy for Sec. Emilia Boncodin

I don’t know former Budget Secretary Emilia Boncodin personally. My interactions with her were all from that period when the Liberal Party of the Philippines was beginning to be a “serious” political party, holding policy caucuses to come up with … Continue reading

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Flag issues

Thank you, Dick Gordon, for providing me an easier topic to write about. I’ve been attempting to return to active blogging for quite some time now but most of the issues I consider worthy of doing so are also quite… … Continue reading

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An eloquent defiance to Terror

Terror as a policy tool is meant to destroy its target as much from the inside as from outside. The deaths, the horror at lives lost or much reduced (in the case of those who survived but are horribly maimed, … Continue reading

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The Cory in my mind

When news first came out about the battle Former Pres. Cory Aquino was having with colon cancer, I had mixed feelings. And this reaction, which continues even to today as I monitor the activities and commentaries accompanying her death, is … Continue reading

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On Gloria, in her last few months as President of the “Fifth” Republic

Ah, there. That was a more appropriate title to just saying, “last few months,” period. At least that captures the… essence of the discussions, debates and, yes, fears regarding the Little Girl on the Banks of the Pasig. The first … Continue reading

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History Channel has nothing on my grandmother ^_^

While having dinner with my grandmother this evening, table talk went to their era, that (in my opinion) wonderful, if tragic, time in the Philippines called by her generation as “Pre-War.” Of course, as a history nut, this was an … Continue reading

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