The marginalization of Filipinos in our conflict with Taiwan
With Taiwan’s relative economic prosperity and our dependence in its labor market, it is now in a position to feel superior and dominant over us----that is, to punish us with labor sanctions cessation of economic exchanges, and even marginalize us as their poor and dependent neighbors. It is unfortunate it has decided to be less diplomatic again this time.
How Maguindanao politics set the stage for a massacre
The split between the Ampatuans and the Mangudadatus came about when the former refused to share power in the May 2010 elections. Fr. Jun Mercado explains the political maneuverings that led to the nation's most infamous massacre.
The final push for those who aspire to become senator
For those jockeying for the last few slots in the magic 12, the only way that they will be able to get free media mileage in the final week of the campaign is if they are able to differentiate their campaign from the rest. Harvey Keh discusses the last week before election day.
Beyond Facebook and Twitter: Why we should be partisan in this 2013 elections
I share this short experience because this is precisely the attitude of many middle to upper class Filipinos who have grown comfortable with their day to day lives that they no longer see the need for them to be more involved in ensuring that our country is able to choose the right kind of leaders in this coming elections.