ONLY THREE SCENARIOS FOR THE COMMUNIST INSURGENCY

ONE REASON for the survival of the communist insurgency is that there are those, like many ex-activist University of the Philippines and Ateneo teachers now in their senior years, who naively believe that the violent organization behind it is doing something right: effectively putting pressure on the elites to reform the country’s social structure. Thus, […]

DIGONG, CATRIONA ELECTRIFY OUR NATIONALISM

IN the span of three short days, a former mayor of the country’s remotest major city, and a Filipino-Australian born in far north Queensland have strengthened — electrified really — our sense of nationalism. The easiest way to see this as not an exaggeration is to think of that exclamation expressed, separately, when the Balangiga […]

Thanks to Ressa and Coronel, PH press viewed as bad as in NKorea and Myanmar

IT was shocking for international human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, whose fame was boosted by her marriage to the actor George Clooney, to casually portray Philippine media as being subjugated as that of North Korea or targeted for attack by an “autocratic” regime as that of Myanmar. What makes Clooney’s remarks so damaging for […]