Duterte, The Pacifist, and The Just War Tradition

“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse.” — John Stuart Mill President Duterte has been accused of using unnecessary violence, killings, and other atrocities to fight the war against drugs, […]

Why We Should Never Discount Faith In Seeking The Truth

Do not lose faith in the Lord all because you got carried away with your philosophy courses. It is natural for a growing mind to tend to stick with what makes sense rather than accept an idea that almost seems like a leap of faith, but remember that while we all want to get to […]

Should Congress Give in to Duterte’s Demand to Reinstate the Death Penalty?

The Philippines is the Menudo melting pot where religion and politics mix together to come up with a colorful and interestingly flavored concoction unique to this mixed-breed people that conspicuously keep appearing in headlines with all the noise they generate from their small corner of the globe. Again we are talk of the town all […]

Why Filipinos are not ready to fully embrace ‘gay rights’

Any discission on the future of the “gay rights” movement in the Philippines has to start with the teachings of Filipinos’ Christian faith — because, at the moment, religion is stubbornly baked into Filipinos’ sense of identity. But, Christian teaching in general — and Catholic dogma specifically — categorically lists homosexuality and its derivative lifestyles […]

Alternative Media (Part 12): Needful Things

Well ladies and gentlemen, Halloween is fast on the approach and, after that, will be Christmas again. Before Yuletide season comes along though and floods us with problems like providing gifts for our godchildren, putting up our Christmas lights without getting electrocuted for our troubles and finding legally sold fireworks though, I’d first like to […]

The Filipino Reaction To The Tianjin Explosion: Another Sign Of Immaturity

I would like to ask for a moment of silence to pay respect for the 50 dead in the recent explosion that occurred in Tianjin, China and, if you’re the praying type, let’s offer a prayer for the quick recovery of the 701 who were injured in the blast… There. I’m sure that all of you […]

Kristiyano Ba Talaga Tayong Mga Pilipino?

Linggo ngayon mga mahal kong kababayan at feel kong manermon. Oo, alam kong hindi ako pari o pastor pero nakasulat din naman sa Bibliya na hindi mo rin naman kailangan ng basbas ng kahit anong simbahan para mangaral ukol sa mga salita ng Diyos. Basta buo ang pananampalataya mo at bukal sa loob mo ang […]