Category Archives: Inkdrops

Inkdrops are works brought to light by a student of life. They explore possibilities, essaying visions that bear on the future of human existence, in accord with the laws of nature and of creation. They are loud thoughts in the form of minted words that, like a drop of ink, as Lord Byron says, may make a million think.

Inkdrops are products of free-ranged creative writing, limited only by  ignorance, but not by fear of flying and falling. While the form of its media is to entertain as a way of attracting attention, the ultimate goal is to inform. Every pitch, should there be one, is a call to action.

Content includes position papers, essays, short stories, case studies, and the like, that form part of a larger advocacy for an inclusive, just, peace-loving, and law-abiding society.

The power of @, 2

The power of @ (Second of a series) was also published by The Manila Times on 30 August 2023. Given the growing pile of dirt and decay that society wallows in—the metastasis against which Noli Me Tangere has warned us long time ago—people with reputation for courage and invincibility in the mold of @Achilles may… Read More »

People and the law

People and the law and also published by The Manila Times on 22 March 2023. When people own their issues, they also own the law that aims to address those issues. This ideal state arises when conditions for people participation have been developed. It promotes a political system that enables government to respond more effectively… Read More »

The economy is alive, but…

The economy is alive, but… was also published by The Manila Times on 1 February 2023. The economy comes back to life but leaves the farmers dead. The Philippine economy grew by 7.6 percent, in terms of Gross Domestic Product (total value of local goods and services) in 2022. After being battered the previous year… Read More »

Back to my dreams

Back to my dreams was also published by the Manila Times on 25 January 2023. I stopped and smelled some roses, so to speak. While I was away from the keyboards this past several months, there was plenty of time to get busy by walking around, doing nothing. However, this was not necessarily an occasion… Read More »

Bayanihan to steal as one?

Bayanihan to steal as one? was first published by The Manila Times on 8 September 2021 – Admin. THE controversy surrounding the “overpriced” personal protective equipment (PPE) and other pandemic-related supplies following an award of billions of pesos worth of contract by the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) to Pharmally… Read More »

Did Sinopharm forget that Duque exists?

A day after Christmas, on 26 December 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte revealed in his weekly briefing that some soldiers have been vaccinated against COVID-19. That revelation, including his mention of Sinopharm, a Chinese state-owned corporation that controls over a thousand subsidiaries and 6 publicly-listed companies (including China Traditional Chinese Medicine and Beijing Tiantan Biological Products),… Read More »