WHEN I WAS in high school, Ninoy Aquino was killed. That was a turning point for the nation, but I did not realize it very well then. I was 15 when it happened, and like any teenager I was immersed in my own angst and self-understanding. The only action I wanted was in my love
HE WAS JOKING. But you know what jokes are in this regime – they’re depravity clothed in chuckles. Panty Alvarez was having a ball. It was his 60th birthday and boy, was he the life of the party. And what a party! The president had come to fête him, as had a thousand other VVIPs.
I MET WITH friends last week to talk about where we’re headed – more important, where Rodrigo Duterte is taking us. Thankfully, the company and food were good. The discussion was depressing. FORMLESS To be fair, we took an objective look at federalism. We wanted to know whether it was something the country truly needs now – is