June 13, 2020

Dying is a messy business, wherever and however one decides to undertake it.  It shatters dreams.  It scuppers the best laid of plans. It creates chaos, confusion and despair.  It catches the unaware off-balance.  It is merciless on the unprepared.  It leaves broken he...

February 23, 2020

MATAGAL ko nang naririnig na may isang napakaganda raw nars sa bagong ospital. Lagi siyang pinag-uusapan ng mga kasamahan ko sa opisina kapag nasa silid-kainan kami o kaya'y basta nag-uumpukan sa gabi. Kesyo pinakaperpekto daw ang hubog ng katawan, pinakamataas sa buon...

Mozart at Salieri

ni Alexander Pushkin

Unang Eksena

[Isang silid]


Sinasabi ng lahat:  walang katarungan sa sangkalupaan.

Nguni't wala ring katarungan maging sa kalangitan man.

Anong linaw nito sa akin, tulad ng isang payak na iskala!

Ipinanganak ako...

December 23, 2018

Eastwind Memoirs

TO THE MILLIONS of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) worldwide, who cannot come home for Christmas, this true story is for you.

At the age of 26, I left New York City to embark on an adventure of a lifetime, dubbed eastwind, hitchhiking 25,000 kilometers...

December 14, 2018


IT WAS A DARK, stormy afternoon when Carmen, my other half, and I drove down to Portsmouth on the southern coast of England from London.  It took us around two hours; we stopped for coffee along the way.

But even a warm, foamy latte could not distract...

December 5, 2018

LAKING gulat ko nang sabihin sa akin ni Sonny Trillanes na 19, hindi 14 na unang naiulat, ang kandidato sa pagka-senador sa 2019 ng namumunong koalisyon. Maidadagdag sa 14 sina Grace Poe, Freddie Aguilar, Lito Lapid, Rafael Alunan, at Larry Gadon, ani Trillanes. Ngunit...

November 27, 2018

Not many people believe in ghosts.  This much I know.  Or perhaps many people would rather deny the possibility of the existence of ghosts for whatever reason, than having to deal with the scary prospect of seeing a spectre.  They would say, “Hmmm, hard to believe.  Ar...

November 2, 2018

RODRIGO Roa Duterte must have a death wish considering the way he keeps insulting the very people who may one day soon have the power eventually over his fate.  Witness him threatening to slap the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICCt).

And th...

September 23, 2018

[Reposting Ma Socorro Naguit's Facebook post, including reactions as of 23 Sep 2018, 12:00pm]]

What I Whispered in Satur Ocampo's Ear at the Luneta Last Night (i.e., Sept 21, 2018)

Yesterday evening, before we--my friend Marlene (fellow patriot and volunteer sharer of Ch...

August 3, 2018

THE HAGUE -- Over 30 Filipinos gathered at the Hague on 30 July 2018 in order to hold a peaceful rally at the International Criminal Court (ICC).   They went there to find out more about the workings of the ICC, and to appeal to the ICC Judges to expedite the pending c...

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