Shamelessness of Marcos

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 00:00

by Leandro D. Quintana

"Disgusting" and "revolting" are the two adjectives that immediately came to mind as I read the February 18 issue of the Philippine Star carrying a statement from Ferdinand Marcos Jr. that his late father, the former dictator, ought to be buried in the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani (Heroes Cemetery). What triggered the younger Marcos’ demand was the burial in the same Libingan of recently deceased, by suicide, former AFP chief Gen. Angelo Reyes.

Let's raise politicians!

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 00:00

Hello to all our viewers out there. For today's show we'll learn how to start a small business raising an animal which is very much in demand these days.

I'm talking of course, about the politician. The market for this creature is huge - why even as we speak, they're being bought and sold all over the country!

How do we cash in on this boom? Before we go into that, look here, I bet you never knew these animals could be so companionable. Look, isn't this one cute and cuddly?

Gloria's legacy

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 00:00
The sad and tragic death by self-inflicted gunshot wound of former AFP chief Gen. Angelo Reyes, and the ongoing revelations by former AFP budget officer George Rabusa that claim routine multi-million peso payoffs to top military brass during the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo regime, gives us a glimpse into how the ex-president might have operated.

Can democracy work in a tribalistic society?

Mon, 04/05/2010 - 00:00
In Cebu City and the area then defined as the second congressional district the famous battle cry was’ “Bisag Unsaon, Kang Serging Kami”(Regardless of anything we are for Serging). Serging meaning the late Sergio Osmena Jr. the undisputed king of Cebu politics whose power and control over the electorate there seems to have perpetuated itself to the present day. The Osmena clan still holds much sway over Cebu politics.

Life after death

Wed, 03/24/2010 - 00:00

By Robert JA Basilio Jr.

Yes, there is life after death. But it doesn’t involve cryogenics or Christianity.

It’s the obituary: The written tribute that is born immediately after someone — usually famous and otherwise — departs for parts unknown.

Putting it together is not easy.

Besides requiring meticulous research, it also involves managing morbid expectations especially since those considered terminal cases have a bad habit of bouncing back to the pink of health.

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