What even makes Pope Francis a formidable force to face the challenges of our times is the fact that he does not deconstruct only his church. He also confronts the secular world of politics to which his vision of a progressive church will have to minister and work to transform.
The ARMM has a new image albeit it is about to fade away with the emergence of the Bangsamoro. It is no longer the home of the ghosts - ghost voters, ghost pupils, ghost employees and ghost projects and infrastructures.
It is highly deplorable and grossly distasteful, to say the least, that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has established a bank account "for anyone who wishes to give donations" for the families of slain policemen in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.