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Archive for the ‘Manila’ Category

Prayer for disaster victims; against calamities

In Asia, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Liturgy, Manila, News, Philippines, Prayer, Religion on October 2, 2009 at 15:51

They all need our help in the long term; let us not fail themRead the rest of this entry »

In criticism of Earth Hour

In Birth Control, Distributism, Economy, Environment, Ethics, Holidays, Manila, Philippines, Philosophy, Population, Science, Society, Values on March 29, 2009 at 03:27

…For it diverts attention from the real cause of environmental problems: capitalist consumption… Read the rest of this entry »

In defense of People Power

In Christian Democracy, Constitution, Democracy, EDSA, Government, History, Law, Manila, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Society, Thomism on February 25, 2009 at 12:17

With our political circumstances, impeachment is a paper remedy with no functional viability in reality… Read the rest of this entry »

The Supreme Court and Philippine politics

In Asia, Christian Democracy, Constitution, Corruption, Democracy, EDSA, Ethics, Government, Law, Manila, News, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics on January 18, 2009 at 11:57

Cui bono? Who benefits if Justice Puno is kicked out of office?… The patrimonialists and the advocates of constitutional revision… Read the rest of this entry »

Defend Justice Puno, says Kapatiran Party

In Asia, Christian Democracy, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Corruption, Democracy, Ethics, God, Government, Human Rights, Law, Manila, News, Opinion, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Society, Values on January 17, 2009 at 22:38

“Justice Puno has protected us with heroism and conviction. Now it is our turn to protect him…” Read the rest of this entry »

Kapatiran calls presscon vs. charter change

In Christian Democracy, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Democracy, Government, Manila, News, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Pinoy on December 9, 2008 at 21:28

ANG Kapatiran, which we noted (here) to be a Philippine political party championing authentic Christian democracy, will hold a press conference tomorrow against the proposal to amend the Philippine Constitution before 2010 Read the rest of this entry »

Remembering Ninoy Aquino (Part 2)

In Catholicism, Christian Democracy, Christianity, Church, Civil Liberties, Democracy, EDSA, Government, History, Holidays, Human Rights, Manila, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Religion on August 23, 2008 at 12:54

He was our hero, whoever else would want to claim him as their own… Read the rest of this entry »

Truthfest tonight in Manila. Let’s all join!

In Catholicism, Christian Democracy, Christianity, Church, Culture, Democracy, EDSA, Faith, Government, Holidays, Manila, News, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Religion on August 22, 2008 at 12:12

Sa gabos/tanan/lahat na kapanalig, kababayan, at kapalangga, just a final reminder:

The Truthfest is on tonight! Read the rest of this entry »

Remembering Ninoy Aquino (Part 1)

In Civil Liberties, EDSA, Government, History, Holidays, Manila, Military, Opinion, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Society on August 21, 2008 at 19:25

How then did this man of privilege become the scourge of the Dictator? Read the rest of this entry »

Greater Malaysia (by Manuel L. Quezon III)

In Government, Islam, Malaysia, Manila, News, Opinion, Philippine politics, Philippines, United States on August 15, 2008 at 17:55

MLQ3 argues, in sum, that the present imbroglio on the Mindanao Question arises from the hegemonic policies of the United States and Malaysia… Read the rest of this entry »

Pope prays for storm victims in Philippines

In Asia, Benedict XVI, Christianity, God, Manila, News, Philippines, Pinoy, Prayer, Religion on June 23, 2008 at 01:33

In response to news of a deadly Philippine cyclone and the resulting sinking of a crowded ferry, Pope Benedict XVI expressed sorrow at the calamity and offered a special prayer for the victims Read the rest of this entry »

Congratulations, new lawyers!

In Law, Manila, News, Philippines, Pinoy on April 1, 2008 at 10:20

The joy and relief the bar passers must feel right now is beyond measure, for they’re finally through with one of the most harrowing periods of their professional lives… Read the rest of this entry »

Why I miss old-fashioned corruption

In Asia, Corruption, Democracy, Economics, Ethics, Government, Law, Manila, News, Opinion, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Satire, Society on March 15, 2008 at 16:39

Whereas hypocrisy once honored delicadeza by keeping bribes low and quiet, today’s corruption is garapalan, reaching dizzying heights of rates and ostentation… Read the rest of this entry »

Sustaining people power (from Writer’s Block)

In Constitution, Manila, News, Opinion, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics on March 2, 2008 at 00:39

Well, we had momentum, more than once, and even now. What we do not have is inertia; we had momentum, but we did not sustain it… Read the rest of this entry »

Why the Anti-Subversion Law should NOT be revived

In Constitution, Debate, Democracy, Human Rights, Law, Manila, News, Opinion, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Religion, Thoughts on December 16, 2007 at 07:20

If it were to be revived at all, precise distinctions have to be made to prevent excessive infringement of freedoms.  However, the Arroyo Autocracy seems unprepared to make them… Read the rest of this entry »