Category: Opinion

A Comprehensive Proposal for an EDSA Reform (edited) 32

A Comprehensive Proposal for an EDSA Reform (edited)

EDSA will no longer be about alternative personalities, or parties. It will no longer be about dependence on the individual. It will be something better, more comprehensive. Now you will have something to fight...

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Inertia: Sustaining the EDSA Movement

No, no, no, Arroyo will not listen… but we will howl nevertheless. In the two years she remains in power, we will howl her in the streets, howl her in the courts, and howl...

For Better or For Worse: Cuba, Pakistan, Kosovo 3

For Better or For Worse: Cuba, Pakistan, Kosovo

Everywhere there seems to be a feeling of fatigue for one failed system after another, and movements (like Obama’s, which seems to be sweeping the United States) have begun to spring up, maybe not...

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A Celebration of Love

Have you ever looked in the eyes of a mother, after giving birth to her child? If you stood close to her when she was in labor—the one without anesthetics, the natural labor—you would...

Happily Ever After 1

Happily Ever After

We live in a cynical world. In our search for Love and Happiness, we found only pain and suffering. In our labors to find the goodness of the human heart, we have found only...

How We are Saved By EDSA 3

How We are Saved By EDSA

And here is why I believe that the EDSA Movement is indeed God’s gift to the Filipino people, and why it is different from other revolutions out there: it sired a peaceful demonstration, but...

Age of Terror: Legitimacy 1

Age of Terror: Legitimacy

In the post-Cold War world, Usama bin Laden was hardly in anyone’s thoughts. But he had high-flung dreams. And in the years that the world ignored him, he would brood, plot, train and struggle...

Super Tuesday: A Day Later 1

Super Tuesday: A Day Later

But, owing to the luck of time zones, one with a keen and patient eye could watch the election event known as “Super Tuesday” unfolds from east to west.

The End of Dynasties (updated) 3

The End of Dynasties (updated)

..this season’s Super Bowl was epic indeed. It would either cap the Patriots’ bid to break the record for the Miami Dolphins (18-0), or bring a trophy home, for the first time in a...

The Philippine Autocracy & the Battle for Congress 4

The Philippine Autocracy & the Battle for Congress

Determined to forge a legacy to be remembered (the Iron Lady could yet surpass Lee Kuan Yew… or maybe make Thaksin grind his teeth in envy), Gloria has now turned her energies to her...