12 WAYS DE LIMA IS INNOCENT & PERSECUTED

I REGULARLY POST news items about Senator Leila de Lima. Her cause is one I have seriously backed, because hers is one of the most nefarious cases of injustice I have ever witnessed. She deserves to be heard. She has been imprisoned for 1 year and 10 months now and most likely will be kept

Silence is NOT an Option

  ANOTHER PERSON WAS killed Monday night – a priest, 72 year-old Fr. Tito Paez, whose only fault, it seems, was to take up the cudgels for the marginalized. Authorities have been insisting that crime is down and the country is so safe now that it’s all right to take evening strolls. Well, the night wasn’t safe for

Dealing With Bullies

GROWING UP, I was taught that the noble spirit soars. It puts others above self, exalts excellence, and defends righteousness for the benefit of all. I understood how idealistic that was, but therein lay its beauty: ideals transcend us and invite aspiration; they beckon us and we dream. The nearer a person achieves the ideal, the greater the social

Justice for All

WE KNOW KIAN. His story has assailed us since that bloody Wednesday night when he died. We narrate every stage of his final moments like folks at a wake, telling and retelling how he left the world. It helps ease the ache. He has become close, like our own children. That’s the rub. They could