TIME: Evening of July 18, 2016, less than a month after the formal inauguration of the new Commander-in-Chief of the Philippine Republic. Place: Malacanan Palace.
Throughout the world, peace has become such a rare commodity that could only be purchased at a very heavy price.
THEY say behind every successful man there stands a woman. Well, the same holds true when it comes to their downfall. Take the case of the Holy Bible's Adam and Samson. Now, there is this flamboyant lawyer who currently occupies a…
Ninoy Aquino, his brother Butz, and the August Twenty-One Movement (ATOM) are three reasons why the month of August holds a special significance for me --- they are inseparably linked to the struggle that many freedom-loving Filipinos waged…
I honestly believe that newly-installed Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has all the good intentions in effecting changes at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) as his first order of the day, including the lateral…
#Don’t tax my beauty!
The system of checks and balances that lie at the heart of our democracy is anchored on one crucial assumption: that there is a limit to institutional tolerance.
“Give us back the bells of Balangiga!” This was the impassioned, if rather startling demand, that President Duterte addressed to the United States towards the mid-portion of his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 25.
There was palpable nostalgia in the air as we exchanged warm pleasantries with high fives, even fist bumps, during a recent gathering of eagles from my Ateneo de Manila high school batch of 1955. This was last Thursday, July 27 when only…
Last Sunday, July 23, the Battle of Marawi entered its third month, with the remnants of the Abu Sayyaf and Maute terrorist band still keeping government forces at bay even as the areas they control have significantly dwindled to just…
The past year has been surreal.
Next Monday, July 24, President Duterte will deliver his second State of the Nation Address or SONA, before Congress. Without doubt, this year’s SONA will include the continuing crisis in Marawi City that has claimed the lives of more than…
The only time I watched Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao fight live was in November 2006 in Las Vegas when he squared off with Erik Morales. My buddy Edu Manzano had an extra ringside ticket to the bout and thankfully gave it to me.
Obviously in a jocular mood, President Duterte engaged in some semantics Wednesday last week, June 28, while speaking during the founding anniversary of the Presidential Security Group (PSG).