Opinion & Analysis


OPEN LETTER: Justice for Carla Abogado

Dearest reader, Thank you for making it to the first part of my post. I know it’s difficult to read things that involve death or any other horrible circumstances. I, myself have turned off the TV and scrolled down past links when something tragic has happened in the world. But once something devastating close to 

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Out of the shadows

By Arnold Alamon SO THIS is what the leaders of the longest Maoist insurgency in the world look like, I thought to myself as I stared at the pictures of the couple who seemed well into their retirement years. At first glance, they looked ordinary to me, except for the stern faces and clenched fists 

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Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia

How do you solve a problem like Cudia

By Atty. Romulo B. Macalintal Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia’s petition before the Supreme Court and his intention to appeal to the Office of the President that he be included in the March 16 commencement exercises of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) have been rendered moot and academic when the said graduation rites were 

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Mabini Pablo (Photo: HG)

The Extraordinary Prepians

UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL By Mabini “EQ” Pablo (Delivered during the UP Prep Grand Alumni and Faculty Reunion Diamond Jubilee at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Metro Manila on 18 February 2014) Good evening fellow Prepians, ladies and gentlemen. Tonight I have been given the privilege of speaking to you on behalf of 

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Members of Class ’64, Section IV-1 (Morning), Far Eastern University, Boys High School and two of their former teachers. Front row, from left: Freddie Obligacion, Vernon Gamboa, Omar Oteyza, Mrs. Nena Orendain, Mrs. Consolacion Valmonte, Rene Ruivivar, Atty. Edwin Obien, Philip Recto. Back row: Mar Concepcion, Bernardo Montiero, George Cua Chi Lam, Rufo Limon, Ed Deveza, Peter Aventajado, Leopoldo Ong, Dr. Virgilio Gillego, Eddie Dio, Mel Bustamante, Fernando Gan Tiong Kang, Atty. Romy Macalintal and Hermie Garcia. (Photo: John Tan)

FEU Boys High, Class ‘64 Golden Reunion

By Philip Recto February 24, 2014 Dear Classmates, We had a most memorable reunion last Feb. 22 at the Architectural Centre Club in Makati. The weather was cool. It was a Saturday so we had the club all to ourselves, allowing us to make all the noise, laughters and uninhibited singing. Our classmates arrived on 

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By Ysh Cabana

Of Puto and Poutine

A rejoinder on the Young Filipino-Canadian Leaders Summit There was a time when community members came and left. Certain structures however were far more enduring than others, with some individuals who are more participative, to enablers who animate a model, to activists who push for change, may it be revision or radical reform. A community 

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By Rodel Ramos

Political Goal

Gaining political influence in Canada — Part 3 Our goal should be to have political influence in Canada and in 3 years time have at least one councilor in Greater Toronto Area and the suburb, one Member of Parliament (MP) and a Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) in every province. In five years we can 

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FQS: The uprising that created and nurtured people power

This time of the year since 1987, the Philippine mass media invariably lends an inordinate amount of print space and air time to political personalities, pundits, and chroniclers of modern history, even ordinary eyewitnesses, who wax nostalgic about the events surrounding the “people power” or unarmed uprising in Metro Manila that toppled the fascist dictator 

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Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos

Stopping the Marcoses from erasing their crimes from history

Here is the video and text of my speech on My husband’s lovers: Why Martial Law babies to the present generation love and hate Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, for the  forum sponsored by the University of the Philippines Third World Studies Center. I would like to thank the Third World Studies Center, its director Dr. Ricardo Jose, 

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By Rodel Ramos

We’re a very active community, why are we politically indifferent?

Gaining political influence in Canada (Part 2) If we remain indifferent and not get involved in the voting process we will always be insignificant and as Prime Minister Harper said “invisible”. Politicians do not even care to court our votes because they know we have no value to them. We don’t vote solid and if 

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