Original sin: the hypocrisy of the pro-Mar, pro-Aquino, anti-Marcos groups

Before we begin, let’s delve into a little bit of set theory. Let’s define three distinct sets/groups in Filipino society. Yes, they all exist. First, the pro-Mar group. This set consists of those whose net political inclination is to back and support Liberal Party (LP) candidate Mar Roxas and his campaign for the presidency for […]

Double The Standard Double The Fun In Malacanang!

He said such order from the President covered both the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and Malampaya Fund scams, adding that investigations would be done fairly, without fear or favor. Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr  , June 1, 2014    Back in August  the headlines screamed that Noynoy could care less about […]

Elvis, Nixon and Enrile

  “Absolute id crashed into absolute superego…as the uptightset man in America shook hands with just about the loosest.” (Mark Feeney on the ‘Elvis meets Nixon’ meeting)     Elvis Presley is such a universal icon but how many of us know even some of the episodes of his zany life. One of the most […]

Cara Doble: the unofficial Philippine national dance

Do you remember any of the native dances that were taught in kinder, and elementary? Pandango sa Ilaw, Tinikling, Maglalatik, Itik-itik, Subli, do any of these ring a bell? Also, I believe that in high school, and college, we were also exposed to modern dance. Ballroom dance primarily, but some of us also studied ballet, […]