BACK IN THE OLDEN days, the Filipino family prayed together, stayed together, and weathered the storms of life intact. There were exceptions to the rule, of course, but society didn’t dwell on them. People got married and had children. If later the marriage foundered, the spouses ran a rope around the hull, kept it together
PREAMBLE We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Almighty God, in order to build a just and humane society, and establish a Government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, conserve and develop our patrimony, and secure to ourselves and our posterity, the blessings of independence and democracy under
THERE WAS SUCH a hodgepodge of news this week that it’s a bit tricky to recap as I usually do. But let’s give it a whirl, shall we? Politics was business as usual, except more so. Grace Poe had dinner at Malacañang then started to make the rounds, which probably tensed up Jojo Binay, who
Like most Filipinos, I am counting down the hours to the much-vaunted Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. As far as I’m concerned, Manny has already won. Still, the waiting is not easy. It never is. Not too many days ago, the nation waited with racking dread for Mary Jane Veloso to be shot. Most of us had never
We want to know whether the MILF legitimately represents the entire Bangsamoro people and if not, then why is our government negotiating only with this rebel entity? In the event that it is granted control of the transition government, we further want to know whether the MILF can guarantee a sustainable peace. Can it win the respect of the BIFF and other armed groups? Can it solve the problem of Datuism and other forms of turfing in the region? Is the peace panel justified in reposing trust in the MILF?
… the Philippines’ two treasures are its music and its faith; and though we have a multitude of voices, we harmonize on those. In the mass today, both filled the Manila Cathedral and overflowed to the grounds beyond, binding the clergy within and the laity without in the unifying, healing Spirit of Christ.