From the December 16, 2016 issue of the Inquirer: There is something odd about the conflict between the people who oppose the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani and those who support it, more specifically President Duterte. Those against claim Marcos is not a hero and so he […]

Given the general atmosphere of the Philippines these days, I was prompted to write this letter to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. The paper published it October 18, 2016. Some 2,300 years ago, Aristotle wrote in his Nichomachean Ethics: “Friendship seems to hold states together and lawgivers to care more for it than for justice.” Aristotle […]

The Philippine Daily Inquirer printed a letter I sent to the Editor. Thanks to the Editorial Board for this. I will post that letter here. However, the editors removed a paragraph, which I will also include here. I revised it a little bit also. I was not intending to pass a judgment of the Editors; […]

We’re in the month of May. In some countries like the Philippines, people still observe some traditions during this month to honor Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ: pilgrimages, processions, offering of flowers and praying the Rosary. The Philippine Daily Inquirer published a letter I sent them. It is quite timely because it talks about […]

I’m posting a letter I wrote to the Inquirer which they printed April 13, 2016. This refers to the Inquirer editorial on the fires that hit Mt. Apo (“Mt. Apo in flames,” Opinion, 4/3/16). Although the article focused on the incident of the forest fire possibly caused by some campers, it also mentioned the lack […]

The Inquirer’s Dec. 13 editorial ended with these words: “Impoverished indeed is a nation that does not remember, and does not ensure that its future generations will be more than just a blank slate.” The editorial advocated the writing of the stories of World War II veterans and passing them on to future generations. Indeed, […]

The Philippines is a young democracy. We are still finding ways and systems that best suit the needs of our nation. I wrote a letter to the Inquirer: a suggestion to improve the way we choose our presidents. The paper printed it and here it is. It’s election time again. And the dominant media topic […]