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Pacquiao’s win is the Philippines’ loss

I clearly remember our parish priest’s homily when I was around 15 years old: “The Philippines is exporting our OFWs to different countries.  But in the midst of our poverty, do not be worried for there is a grand plan for us…. Filipinos are already all over the world, the time will come when we … Continue reading Pacquiao’s win is the Philippines’ loss

Malacañang’s Dilemma: Align with the East or West?

Featured May 25, 2017 on Inquirer.net Right after Fidel Ramos became the 12th President of the Republic, he immediately embarked on a mission to promote international trade and encourage foreign investments.  With a total of 69 foreign trips during his tenure, this era marked not only the start of the Philippines' recovery as a potential … Continue reading Malacañang’s Dilemma: Align with the East or West?

Bazinga! Women’s rights is at the heart of Malacañang’s Madam Secretary feud

Featured Mar 22, 2017 on Inquirer.net Sheldon Cooper, the socially-awkward physicist of the Big Bang Theory fame (currently #1 Comedy Show), popularized the word “Bazinga!” as his catchphrase for a cruel joke on the set.  First heard in the Season 2 finale, the word gave birth to life in 2012 when a newly discovered specie, … Continue reading Bazinga! Women’s rights is at the heart of Malacañang’s Madam Secretary feud

The Audacity of Gina Lopez

Featured Mar 7, 2017 on INQUIRER.net   Of Mining and Mountains “Moving a mountain” is an oft-quoted phrase that could be traced back to the Analects of Confucius. The dawn of the 20th century turned this idiom into a reality with the advent of a technology developed to advance man’s insatiable need for progress:  modern … Continue reading The Audacity of Gina Lopez