By Gabriella G. Pontejos
What does it take to forgive? To forget? To finally be okay? It’s the same question we face, young or old, as a year comes to a close and another begins, and we start a new chapter of our lives.
A couple of years ago, a group of young men including myself met one morning in the church of a well-known and powerful denomination in the Philippines. The service had just been concluded, leaving the structure empty except for us.
People say that justice crawls in this country. A major reason for this is that many courts are vacant. Unfortunately, it appears that the Supreme Court has an incentive for keeping them vacant because the amounts allotted for them are regularly “converted” to savings and distributed among the justices and other court personnel as bonuses and allowances.
By Amando Doronila
(Conclusion) AFTER THE capture of President Emilio Aguinaldo in Isabela in 1900, his military aide, Maj. Manuel L. Quezon, saw the futility of continuing the resistance to the American occupation army. In September of that year, he surrendered in Bataan. In his autobiography, “The Good Fight,” Quezon said of his surrender, “I wondered in my [...]
By Raul C. Pangalangan
WHAT AN irony that as we celebrate two historic moments, part of our territory is coveted by the most powerful nation in Asia, and our sovereignty and territorial integrity have to be guaranteed by yet another power which happens to be the most powerful in the world today. This week began with the 113th anniversary [...]