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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