March 26, 2018

OUR ENEMIES want nothing better than to divide us. The principle behind this is so time-tested that the resulting mottoes have become battle clichés:  United we stand, divided we fall. In unity there is strength.

The villainous, for their part, can be counted on to turn...

March 9, 2018

 Krip Yuson in Flora and Fauna at the Met [Photo by Flora BC]

I could have used “despise” in the title, but the occasional sobriety that comes with old age and the continuing struggle to play fair, if not to argue fairly, had me opt for the gentler verb. “Decry” could’v...

March 4, 2018

INTENT ON discovering what Filipinos did in this country on their day off, I set off early on the  Sunday I arrived for Metro Transit Rail's Central Station.  I then came out through the Landmark exit, and turned right towards Chater Road.  The first thing I noticed as...

March 4, 2018

Filipinos in Britain gather in their tens of thousands one weekend annually in July for the biggest Barrio Fiesta of them all in Walton on Thames, organised by Philippine Centre and sponsored by ABS-CBN Europe.  The Philippine Centre was established in 1985, with Gene...

March 3, 2018

IT HAS BEEN over a year since Senator Leila de Lima was jailed by the Duterte administration on fake trumped-up charges.  She fell victim to the "strong arm of the State and the President's [Duterte's] deeply-rooted vengeance against her".

“All those so-called witnesses...

February 22, 2018

Nakakabahala na pati ang Benham Rise ay napasakamay na ng mga dayuhang intsik. Hindi ka pa ba nakakagising, sa iyong kahibangan? Simple lang naman ang aritmitik ni DU30. Gaya ni Macoy ginagamit ang build, build, build para makautang ang Pinas. Si Marcos noon ay sa Sing...

February 21, 2018



•Galing sa masa - college student pa lang daw sya ay milyonaryo na. So papanong masa kung milyonaryo pala sa murang gulang? Halos lahat ng negosyo sa Davao ay pag-aari ng DU30 family. Maraming a...

February 17, 2018

Early in the morning of 12 February, I received an email from my friend and colleague, Loida Nicolas Lewis, in New York, refuting the lies that President Rodrigo Duterte pronounced at a press briefing on Friday 9th February at the Matina Enclaves Residence in Davao Cit...

February 8, 2018

Finally after some 15,000+ extra judicial killings in the Philippines, we now have confirmation from the International Criminal Court (ICC) that they are opening Preliminary Examinations on the situation in the Philippines.  We understand it is not an investigation but...

February 1, 2018

It is not often that we see Filipino celebrities up close and personal in London.  The big stars are so big we do not even get to hobnob with them, maybe they hide from the Filipino public, or they are closely guarded by their entourage.  Remember the Barrio Fiestas wh...

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