November 6, 2020

The recently signed Abraham Accords in the United States between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) drastically changed the future of an independent Palestinian state. Although the accords mentioned a reference to a two-state solution to the decades’ long confli...

October 30, 2020

San Diego, California. Having presented the other symbols in the 2020 Peñafrancia logo, brings us to the central image, that of Our Lady of Peñafrancia. Mary picked people in history to serve a purpose for this devotion to take root in the mountain top of Peña de Franc...

October 23, 2020

San Diego, California. In Part 2, two of the five symbols in the Peñafrancia 2020 logo were presented involving the cross as the source of Christian unity among religions and denominations. Twenty-twenty being the Year of Ecumenism, the celebration endeavors for such u...

October 9, 2020

San Diego, California. The Almighty Father is clearly pissed at mankind. The body count from this pandemic keeps rising and is poised to breach the 215,000 mark by the end of the week. The pandemic body count and the number of cases remain fluid as they go through ebbs...

October 2, 2020

San Diego, California. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Three powerful words in the United States of America’s Declaration of Independence that subsumes every citizen’s inalienable right to be equal before the eyes of God, man, and the eyes of the law.  Joh...

September 25, 2020

The disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea has become a flashpoint particularly in this election year in the United States given President Donald Trump’s campaign strategy to escalate confrontation with China. He believes that such escalation is a winning stra...

September 18, 2020

St. Francis of Assisi wrote a peace prayer in the early 1900’s that is now simply called “The Prayer of St. Francis. It has become very popular even among other religious faiths because of its simplicity and relevance. The prayer’s opening line pleads for self-sacrific...

September 4, 2020

On her weekly show, Vice President Leni Robredo lamented about the Duterte administration’s aversion to any form of criticism. Robredo’s weekly is her way of hitting back at the administration that she is part of but is largely ignored. Robredo in this instance, was cr...

August 22, 2020

The 2020 presidential election in the United States will probably go down in history as the dirtiest. It will be an election where foreign powers became overtly involved. Thanks to the incumbent, Donald Trump for creating false scenarios like demonizing the Chinese at...

July 10, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed many unspoken truths about Philippine democracy that force Filipinos to rethink. For a young democracy, the Philippine situation under President Rodrigo Duterte brings us to a fork in the road where one path leads us to the American...

June 19, 2020

The economic reality of post-pandemic world order will be tied closely to China and Covid-19 will not greatly reduce global reliance on China. This is a key concept that needs to be brought home for whoever wins the Philippine presidential elections in 2022 as they con...

June 11, 2020

The tit-for-tat between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea issue escalated in 2012. Then Sen. Antonio Trillanes made multiple backchannel trips to Beijing that year purportedly to end the stand-off but despite such efforts, the Philippines lost Bajo de...

For all intents and purposes, the post-WWII world order is dead. COVID-19 is perhaps the most consequential global disruption since the last world war and has left humanity spinning in a vacuum with every country left fending for itself. The pandemic has laid bare any...

The Philippine pandemic situation mirrors other countries that of slowly inching back to some new normal where some parts of the country will still on Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), General Community Quarantine (GCQ) or opening up for some low risk regions, provi...

When the first community transmission of COVID-19 was confirmed on March 6th in Manila, President Digong Duterte declared a public health emergency and placed Luzon under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) which banned mass transport and resulted in work stoppage in i...

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