Hope is best served with a million dollars

Like the word “happiness”, another word Filipinos — specially their politicians — like bandying around is “hope”. As long as there is hope, the saying goes, there is life. What the quality of that life will be, however, is an altogether different discussion. The idea that Hope conquers all is as old as the mythology […]

The Aim of Politics is Ethics and Virtue, the Promotion of the Individual Self Worth and the Common Good

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle This humble paper is a counter-thesis to the prevalent negative and pessimistic view that there is no ethics in politics and that the idea of the ancient Greeks concerning politics is not applicable in our society or in […]