Quantcast
Home » byline You are browsing byline “W. Scott Thompson” - Commentary

The Filipino gay conundrum

By

A recent world opinion poll coming out of Pew Research Center, in Philadelphia in the United States, and roughly the equivalent to Manila’s Social Weather Stations in national equivalence, compared attitudes in major countries of the world toward gay people. Despite the Church and numerous laws, the Philippines came out with a superhigh rating—about 73 percent positive attitude toward gays. By contrast, Indonesia, where I also live, was about 3 percent. But I find the two are far closer than the numbers suggest.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Dignity in losing

By

Sabah again. The issue is not whether the claim is valid, at least as far as possession goes, but whether it has any standing. There is far less doubt about Tibet’s, made even less by China sticking it out lest the separatist movement in the Muslim Xinjiang “autonomous region” prosper. The Basques would get Spain, and then what about Catalonia? The popes got the tiny Vatican, but that was for sovereignty. The Holy Roman Empire, which was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire, lost the few vestiges of its sovereignty under Napoleon.

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Advertisement

News

  • Shoptalk: Armored car on Edsa stirs up coup gossip
  • Why raps vs 3rd batch of solons taking time
  • FOI measure No. 18 in Palace’s 26 priority bills
  • Edsa ‘road rage’ driver charged but…
  • Classes halted in 2 Pasay schools due to building cracks
  • Sports

  • UAAP men’s basketball: NU rips Adamson by 37 points for solo lead
  • UAAP men’s basketball: FEU downs UE for a share of second
  • NU targets solo UAAP lead vs Adamson
  • NCAA: Lyceum Pirates shoot for 4th straight win
  • Army Lady Troopers gain lead of Shakey’s V-League
  • Lifestyle

  • Makati’s landmark Nielson Tower–RP’s first gateway to the world–now a haven of world cuisine
  • Atypical, surprising Huaiyang cuisine
  • Romulo Café’s ‘guinataang sigarilyas’ with ‘tinapa’
  • ‘Buko’ soup, Asian spring rolls, special ‘buchi’–discovering new dishes at a favorite restaurant
  • Pasta Aligue, chicken flutes –a symphony of flavors at Paresto Café
  • Entertainment

  • PhilPop champ credits ‘lifesavers’ for triumph
  • Sexy Maya
  • Orlando Bloom throws a punch at Justin Beiber
  • Women dragged in alleged Paolo Bediones sex video break their silence
  • Marital row caught on cam
  • Business

  • Asian stocks rise, euro hit by Russia fears
  • 1.65 million more Filipinos got jobs in April—Labor Force Survey
  • Aquino urged to back FOI passage, ease FDI restrictions, others
  • PSEi goes up ahead of US Fed Reserve announcement of new monetary policy
  • RCBC plans P4.5-B stock rights offer
  • Technology

  • Japanese gov’t, publishers demand online ‘Manga’ pirates
  • Twitter flies on surprisingly strong numbers
  • China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case
  • Samsung postpones launch of Tizen smartphone
  • Customs bureau warns public vs ‘Internet love scams’
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, July 31, 2014
  • Daunting statistics
  • A battle for trust
  • Boss
  • A different kind of transport
  • Global Nation

  • Filipina nurse kidnapped, raped in Libya’s Tripoli—medics, security
  • Palawan Court to issue verdict on Tubbataha intruders on Aug. 5
  • Unicef boosts DSWD program with unconditional cash transfer
  • In the Know: 3 papal visits in span of 25 years
  • No mention of sea row with China good–DFA
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement