Commentaries (180)

A child of the oligarchy

Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:39 Written by
I’VE never had the pleasure of meeting Gina Lopez personally. I of course know a little of her public persona and her pedigree; a daughter of the oligarchy who may have rejected the values of her class and assumed those…

A campaign to unseat

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 09:32 Written by
THE key words of the campaign are: culture of impunity, hate and anger. Platforms used are local and international media as well as the drilling effect of social media. That a culture was built overnight (because it has been 10…

Better days ahead for PH internet connectivity

Monday, 13 March 2017 09:48 Written by
SINCE commercial internet connectivity spread into the domain of the developing world in the late 1990s, the Philippines has been a consistent laggard among the 15 Asia Pacific countries monitored by Akamai Technologies Inc. Akamai, an American content delivery network…

What happened to EDSA?

Thursday, 09 March 2017 08:49 Written by
Part 3FOR each of the groups that participated in EDSA, the expectations, hopes and aspirations which motivated them were diverse. Thirty-one years, the survivors may now have a better grasp of the event and a better appreciation of whether these…

Multiplier effect

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 10:05 Written by
DAVAO is “three times bigger than Metro Manila, six times the size of Cebu, one of the largest metropolitan areas not just in Asia but in the world.” Today, it is the unofficial capital of the country. The Davao formula…

Character, opposition and change

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 09:25 Written by
MUCH has been said about Edsa@31, how we started finding our star and how we held on to each other to reach that star. Those were good times when being Filipino made us stand straight and hold our head high.…

The biggest opportunity we missed because of ‘EDSA’ and Cory

Monday, 27 February 2017 09:56 Written by
THE biggest opportunity we missed because of the EDSA uprising, and Corazon Aquino’s assumption to power because of that political upheaval, was our failure to shift toward a parliamentary system. (Its most important feature is that the head of government…

EDSA and its celebrations have severely weakened Philippine nationalism

Friday, 24 February 2017 10:51 Written by
THERE are several factors that explain our people’s weak sense of nationalism, among them: a foreign-descended ruling class that doesn’t identify with the mostly ethnic Malay masses; the US colonizers’ successful brainwashing of the elite and the middle class that…
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