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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 »

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 »

Ang Kapatiran Party: No to Charter Change under GMA

In Christian Democracy, Constitution, Corruption, Democracy, Government, News, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics on August 18, 2008 at 22:23

According to AKP, Charter Change will be used to keep power at the expense of the people’s interest… Read the rest of this entry »

Pacquiao beats Diaz! (and why GMA should be grateful)

In News, Philippines, Pinoy, Sports on June 29, 2008 at 13:32

Diaz could and did take a lot of punishment, but it was clear, long before the fight ended, that Diaz was outmatched. 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 »

Is Impeachment Better than People Power?

In Christian Democracy, Constitution, Corruption, Democracy, EDSA, Ethics, Government, Law, Opinion, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Theology, Thomism on March 3, 2008 at 19:32

No person should decide her own case; but with her control of the House, isn’t it really the President judging her own impeachment? 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 »

People Power 1986—News from the Heroic Age

In Christian Democracy, Church, Democracy, History, Law, News, Opinion, Philippine politics, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Society, Values on February 17, 2008 at 17:33

Today in 1986, the Inquirer reported Cory Aquino’s 7-step strategy to bring down President Marcos. Could we use the same tactics against a leader who has proven herself to be, in every way, Marcos’ equal, or perhaps even his master? Read the rest of this entry »

Clues you’re at a Filipino party (from El Santo)

In Culture, Family, Food, Holidays, Humor, Life, Philippines, Pinoy on December 29, 2007 at 06:03

“No one ever comes on time. In fact, if you actually come on time, you’re too early. No one really shows up until one or two hours later” 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 »

To solve crisis, GMA must resign, says Kapatiran Party

In Catholicism, Christian Democracy, Christianity, Constitution, Democracy, Law, Manila, News, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics on November 29, 2007 at 09:41

The present unrest will not stop unless there is a change in the national executive leadership… the immediate resignation of the President and the Vice President… Read the rest of this entry »

Breaking News: Another coup d’etat?

In Democracy, Manila, Military, News, Opinion, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics on November 29, 2007 at 04:23

Right now, they are reportedly walking  along Ayala Avenue, M-16s, uniforms and all, trying to stoke another “People Power” uprising against the Arroyo autocracy…  Read the rest of this entry »

The Batasan bombing: a shocking defiance

In Asia, Democracy, Life, Manila, News, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Terrorism, Thoughts on November 14, 2007 at 10:11

The bombing was not only an attempt at mass murder but a national lese majeste, an brazen act of political sacrilege that makes us shudder for its confidence and contempt… Read the rest of this entry »