Filipinos prefer to cheer kids who shoot hoops over kids who shoot soldiers

If the Communist Party of the Philippines has not gotten the memo yet, let me spell it out. Their “revolution” is dead. In this day and age of instant digital gratification and even more potent tribalism on exhibit via social media, little girls being “martyred” in a jungle “revolution” simply can’t compete with the glitz […]

The Ateneo and La Salle administrations’ failure to protest human rights violations

Administrators of two elite Philippine schools seem to prove what some have been suspecting all along – that the teachers in the country are teaching students what to think instead of how to think. Before the first encounter between the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) and De La Salle University (DLSU) in this year’s UAAP […]

Raising the flag of righteous indignation

It really irks me no end to see and hear people judge others and label them as evil or bad, at the very least not good. So-called righteous people who parade themselves as holier than thou are, in reality, hypocrites.  Like the minions of the yellow army who until now keep on harping that President […]

Emergency powers needed to fix Manila’s traffic catastrophe!

Peace and order is seen to be a priority feature of modern societies that is important enough to warrant drastic measures enshrined in a national Constitution to guarantee that these be maintained. When there is a breakdown of peace and order, the law allows the government to declare a state of emergency and undertake drastic […]

Do we have the right to judge Ai Ai delas Alas?

She’s 50 years old. He’s 20 and a college student at the De La Salle University (DLSU). According to reports they’re in love and their respective families enjoy good relationships with one another. Ai Ai seems to have a good relationship with her boyfriend’s family, as she sometimes posts her photos together with Gerald’s family […]

How Serious is the Philippines’ Educational Crisis?

Lately, the Philippines has — for a number of good reasons — enjoyed the limelight, emerging as an economic bright spot in Asia. Receiving a stamp of approval from the world’s leading rating agencies, namely Fitch, S&P, and Moody’s, the country stands — in label — as a full-fledged investment-grade economy. This, at least theoretically, means […]

Educators who are EMPLOYED by Catholic schools should make a CHOICE

I don’t buy this whole freedom of expression thing when it comes to speaking up about the RH Bill — not if I were employed by an institution of learning that affiliates itself with the Roman Catholic Church. Those outspoken professors enjoy the great pay (as far as educators go) in schools like the Ateneo, […]

UST ups the RH Bill ‘debate’ ante: Will Catholic university professors remain in the game?

Grand old University of Santo Tomas (UST), the Philippines’ most ancient institution of higher learning has come out and made a clear and absolute statement on its position on the Reproductive Health Bill through its school paper, the Varsitarian, and it is one that is expected of a Catholic learning institution. In RH bill, Ateneo, […]