Why attending wakes and not Senate hearings may in fact save Jojo Binay
In a culture that values community, to make ordinary people feel the sense of “damay” in periods of their mourning is to be deeply embedded in their psyche, to a point that they can easily forget the other factors that need to be considered when politicians have to be weighed and assessed, such as overpriced buildings, rigged biddings, undeclared assets and use of dummies.
A homophobia that kills
The virulence of the remarks condemning the lifestyle of Jennifer Laude, where her being transgender has become the point that somewhat lend an air of justification for her murder, is but another manifestation of this homophobic bigotry.
Blind idolatry and the irrational elites
I may not like Jojo Binay, but I will not be as bold in dismissing the views of this guy I talked to, and the rest of the 31 percent who still would vote for the Vice President despite the mud that has been thrown at him. Instead of indicting them for their preferences, what we should be indicting and holding accountable are those who were tasked to rescue us from the pits of political malaise, and have promised to make our lives better, but instead have miserably failed.
I am scandalized by anti-martial law activists who in the same breath join those who condemn acts of resistance against the establishment as forms of hooliganism.