Category Archives: Religion

Risa Hontiveros: How can one be a communist and a Catholic at the same time?

Reading John Nery gush like a starstruck teenager about senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros (Akbayan and the Liberal Party) in his recent piece “A Catholic vote for Risa”, you could be forgiven for thinking Hontiveros is some sort of Filipino … Continue reading

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Down with the PC Police and Muslim Butt-Kissers!

As we move along the post-Boston Marathon bombing period, I see that there is a lot of debate all around about terrorism issues. There are those who downplay the terror inflicted on the innocent people in Boston and that they … Continue reading

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Modern Idolatry and the Social Media

Two days after April Fools’ Day and I am still reeling in from the bitter truth that we are living in the days of a perpetual practical joke, with the general public being its perennial victims. Where jokes usually end … Continue reading

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A Time to Laugh at Death

Today, with the indulgence of the reader, I would like to write and talk about death. Yes, death. As the Greek philosopher Epicurus famously stated: Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when … Continue reading

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Reform by mob: does it always work?

Some recent events in Egypt and Tunisia illustrate the whole trouble with street mobs supposedly calling for “reform” – that in a situation described more by anarchy than any sort of clear higher purpose, it becomes difficult to sort the … Continue reading

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Burma and the Philippines: struggling for democracy

In a move reminiscent of its coverage of the late Former Philippine President Corazon “Cory” Aquino’s political career, TIME magazine has recently featured on its cover not once, but twice in less than two months, another woman who is touted … Continue reading

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King of Comedy Dolphy faces the Inquisition

Today I find myself on the side of Philippine Media as they lock and load for what looks like the gathering storm of a monumental battle against the Forces of Primitivism. On the side of modernity is Dolphy, the King … Continue reading

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