Hugs, Holding Hands

Butch Galicia         It was a long trip. Anxiety gripped us along the way.         Earlier, we were told stuff about the place and its people. We tried hard to let the relatively new information sink in. Yet, we still harbored opinions of concern and feelings of unease.        … Read More »

An action guided by bigotry and injustice

Described by the great President Abraham Lincoln as “a nation conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal,” the United States of America is now being transformed by one man into a nation guided by bigotry and injustice. In just one week, the image crafted by the country’s fathers and strengthened by… Read More »

The Church speaks, finally

The Philippine Roman Catholic Church has spoken. It has taken a while but there it is, a pastoral letter read in churches last February 5, denouncing the summary killings that have taken the lives of nearly 8,000 Filipinos in the Philippine government’s so-called “war” on drugs. I have been calling out the Church and other key sectors to… Read More »

Beware: The Viruses In Our Community.

Liars and phonies have been around us forever. But sometimes there are those who are so blatant, brave and aggressive to impose their lies, thinking that we, the public, are so dumb and always will be to listen to them. I call them the viruses of our community. When given the opportunity to show off and waste people’s time, don’t they even think that… Read More »

Why Tobias Enverga Is NMS*

– Societies and governments have rules, guidelines, protocols and laws that govern the conduct of affairs and the public have every right to call attention, complain, or even demand measures to punish any public official who sidesteps them for purely partisan and personal reasons. Tobias Enverga occupies a seat in the Senate not because Canadian voters elected him but… Read More »


Trivia: The Miss Universe fever still rages on in the Philippines, especially our bet Maxine Medina made it to the top six despite criticisms thrown to her prior to the coronation rites. But did you know many of the Bb. Pilipinas beauties turned showbiz celebrities after their reign? In the ‘50s title holder, Cristina Pacheco was the initial… Read More »

‘MONEY (THAT’S WHAT I WANT)’ The Lessons of Being Candid

“It is better that the truth be known than that scandal be covered up.” – St. Augustine TORONTO – The feeling must be exhilarating. It is as if power radiates from one’s fingertips. Wait out, then sue at the opportune time and collect the rewards. Sue again and silence the lambs. This situation is actually happening in the… Read More »

Contemptible and Thoughtless Adversaries

“We set no special value on the possession of a virtue until we perceive that it is entirely lacking in our adversary.”  ― Friedrich Nietzsche TORONTO – Any person in his right mind would seethe with anger at the cavalier fashion some people treat a catastrophic situation involving family. I would, and I am. My family and I were… Read More »