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...

Senator Jose Dira Avelino

The name of Jose Avelino is mentioned—almost invariably—with contempt. That is because he is largely remembered for this quote: “What are we in power for?”...

PDP Laban: A Fake Ruling Party in Agony?

For the first time since its founding in 1982, the Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan, or PDP Laban, found itself swept to power when...

Recto’s Debt Cap Bill

Just the other day, reports came out that Senator Ralph Recto had filed a bill limiting the relative amount of national government debt at 50...

Solid work soiled by shit

Doubts on the competence of the police to conduct drug operations persist as the government’s war on drugs recently claimed the life of another innocent...