It’s all about greed and personal ambition

Greed, conceitedness and quest for personal glory led to the slaughtering of 44 members of Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police PNP by heavily armed members of the secessionist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the town of Mamasapono in Maguindanao...

An arrogant, vindictive and immature leader

President Noynoy is known to be vindictive and unforgiving not only to his political enemies but as well as to people or organizations that criticizes his policies and procedures in running the affairs of the government. From time to time, local church leaders have been calling...

A flicker of hope for typhoon victims

The expected arrival next week of Pope Francis in the Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country, will bring both joy and hope to millions of Filipinos who have experienced so much calamities last year. After all the powerful typhoons that have devastated the Mindanao and...

Still bleak Christmas for typhoon victims

There is still no hope or comfort in the current gloomy situation for tens of thousands of homeless typhoon victims that devastated parts of Mindanao and Eastern Visayas region in 2013. Thousands of typhoons “Yolanda” and “Sendong” victims spent their Christmas season in one-room...

Who has legal authority on US Marine?

The bigger issue regarding the murder trial of U.S. Marine Joseph Pemberton which needs to be resolved without damaging the American-Philippine relations is who has the legal authority over the murder suspect. Both the United States and the Philippines are claiming that their...

Pacquiao, the boxer

Once again, the Filipino nation rejoiced on the recent success of Manny Pacquiao in his boxing bout with New Yorker challenger Cris Algerie. At 35 years old, I think Pacquio lost some of his lethal punching power which has catapulted him into an international boxing superstar....

Obama’s immigration relief not a pathway to legalization or citizenship

Thousands of undocumented Filipinos living in the United States must have been dismayed by President Barack Obama’s sensational immigration relief. I’m sure they were expecting a much broader immigration reform. They thought for awhile that the contents of the Executive Order of...

Obama order to benefit thousands of TNTs

President Obama’s planned immigration overhaul will benefit thousands of Filipinos staying without proper documentation here in the United States, most of them living here in California. Immigration records have stated that there are roughly about 2.6 million undocumented...

The corrupt senate

The Senate leadership is being pilloried once again. At the receiving end this time is Senate President Frank Drilon. He was charged with plunder before the office of the Ombudsman in connection with the construction of the alleged overpriced P700 million Iloilo Convention...

Filipino nurses at risk of getting infected by Ebola virus

Nurses in a Dallas hospital in Texas where a Liberian Ebola patient died recently, expressed resentment that they were given few rules and limited guidance on how to treat patients who have contracted the deadly virus. The nurses, some of them Filipinos, expressed their...