Category: Inkdrops

Balangiga and the IDPs in My Mind

From mid-2003 to sometime in 2006, I was part of a team that facilitated community meetings in Balangiga, Eastern Samar. Ours was one of several...

Traffic, Imagined from Afar

The vehicular traffic problem in major cities, particularly Metro Manila, has gone from bad to worse. It has crippled everyone—commuters, motorists, private companies and public...

In the Wild, the Fittest Survives

There are two approaches by which the Philippines can free itself from China’s tightening friendship grip. One can be completed over the short term; the...

Stopping the Dragon

Following last week’s contention that while China now thinks it is time to pounce on its prey, like what a Komodo dragon does when it...

The Way of the Dragon

China invading the Philippines? That’s old news. A long, long time ago, even before the Europeans reached our shores, the Chinese were already making fortunes...

Visualizing a People’s Congress

Two or three generations from now, public discussion on the design of a People’s Congress that will take the place of the current Senate and...

Where Am I Today?

In a 1963 song titled “Blowing in the Wind,” Bob Dylan asked simple, yet hard, questions: How many roads must a man walk down, before...