I am sharing an essay that I co-wrote last month with Orly Putong and Rochel Bernido about the historical and … More
Originally posted on Panay Today:
ILOILO City – The burial grounds and sacred sites of the Tumandok indigenous peoples of Central…
Originally posted on In Between Columns:
October 22-25, 1984 (This is an account of the first day of the four-day transport strike…
The growing acceptance of glowing myths of the Marcos era is therefore not just the outcome of Filipinos’ innate forgetfulness or “forgiving culture.” It has more to do with the absence of a real settling with the past and the failure of an “elite democracy” characterized by unabated poverty, injustice and rampant corruption.
This is why the son of the dictator can brazenly call on the public to forget the past in his run for the second highest position in the land. This can also explain the lure of the iron fist, as exemplified by the tough-talking Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s open endorsement of the killing of petty criminals.
After Greece, it’s now Puerto Rico’s turn to declare bankruptcy amidst a longstanding crisis that makes itunable to pay part … More
Fr. Rudy Romano was abducted by armed men, allegedly under the orders of the Marcos dictatorial regime, in Barangay Tisa, … More
Note: I wrote this article for The Philippine Online Chronicles. Mahigit 40,000 katao ang nag-bakwit sa kanilang mga tahanan dahil … More
PixelOffensiveGinugunita ngayon taon ang ika-116 anibersaryo ng pagsiklab ng Digmaang Pilipino-Amerikano, isang marahas na gerang agresyon ng Estados Unidos upang sakupin ang Pilipinas. Ang Digmaang Pilipino-Amerikano ang simula ng isang-siglong paghahari ng kapangyarihang US sa ating bansa. Malaking hamon ang pagmulat ng mga kabataan at mamamayang Pilipino sa tunay na kasaysayan ng Digmaang Pilipino-Amerikano.
I wrote this for the Philippine Online Chronicles. Malalaking kilos-protesta at demonstrasyon sa pangunguna ng Kabataang Makabayan (KM) at ibang … More
I wrote this commentary for the Philippine Online Chronicles. Last September 21, the nation commemorated the 42nd anniversary of the … More
I wrote this for Philippine Online Chronicles. No trace of Fr. Rudy Romano’s body has been found until the present, … More
The Hinilawod, the Hiligaynon epic of Central Panay, tells the story of the adventures of the three brothers Labaw Donggon, … More
I wrote this for the Philippine Online Chronicles. On November 30, 2013 we commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Andres … More
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, better known by its Spanish initials FARC (or the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarios de Colombia), … More
Coca-Cola is a mainstay of everyday urban life in the Philippines. My colleagues, family, and friends drink it all the … More