Category: state of the nation
By Calixto V. Chikiamco OUR CURRENT situation seems hopeless. Our economic oligarchy is powerful, rich beyond imagination. It controls conglomerates that reach into almost every aspect of Filipinos’ lives, its unassailable position protected by law or other barriers to entry. … Continue reading
from A tradition not worth it, cito beltran’s column yesterday, in anticipation of the afternoon SONA — a ritual borrowed from the U.S. that Filipino politicians have reinvented and trivialized.
By W. Scott Thompson OVER the years I recall cartoonists — who always understand best — showing a globe with a bear behind it, his claws grasping more and more of the territory at the edge of his fingers. The … Continue reading
it’s really too bad that we haven’t tried hard enough as a people to develop tagalog into a national language. then maybe we would have a better sense of national interests as opposed to foreign interests, and we could be making … Continue reading
kaya ba talaga ng comelec / smartmatic na i-replace ang flash cards ng bawat PCOS machine nationwide in the next two days, for testing and sealing immediately? that’s a big job, and with mercury still retrograde — paatras pa … Continue reading
if junie kalaw were alive he’d be saying i-told-you-so, just like odette alcantara. junie and odette were our leading environmentalists, pioneers, who didn’t live to see the great floods wrought by ondoy & pepeng [and some dam(ned) officials] but … Continue reading