Inquirer…the rise of tabloid journalism

Dear Inquirer, The title of your article, “Leni slams growing culture of vigilantism”, published on July 13, 2016, in your newspaper caught my attention.  I was aghast after reading it.1 YOUR TITLE IS GROSSLY EXAGGERATED.  You used the words, “Leni SLAMS growing culture of violence”.  What a word to use, slam means to criticize harshly […]

Wait… Why blame Duterte? He’s not yet the President!

Are you crazy or just plain stupid? According to educator and philosopher, Paul J. Glenn (1933), some of the notable errors in thinking are “the careless acceptance of common and uncriticized opinions; prejudice; and inordinate predominance of personal preference”.1 This happens when a false is judged to be true and the true is judged to […]

Government Service: A “Signature industry” Duterte will change

Beware bureaucrats! Change is coming your way! What is the signature industry? It is not uncommon to hear the rants and raves of people, frustrated about how long it takes for government to process an application. Whether it is a business permit, license, passport, clearance, certification, loans and claims from SSS, Pag-Ibig, Philhealth, etc., it’s […]

Duterte, Social Justice and The Church

In 2002, Time magazine published an article calling Rodrigo Duterte “The Punisher”(1). He gained popularity with the people of Davao, a huge city in Mindanao at the time beleaguered by two groups of insurgents, diehard communists and Muslim radicals, due to his “zero tolerance” for criminality and corruption. He was very successful in cleaning up […]