Nanay Mameng, Ka Bel: Choosing hope over despair in fight vs. poverty

Poor Filipinos have always been caricatured so badly, with some of the well-off and well-to-do deceiving themselves that the “masang Pilipino” are individually and collectively ignorant, pathetic, gullible, indolent and unproductive. They forever link the “masa” to Joseph Estrada, in an apparent bid to discredit them as no different from their idol who has been […]


Live-blogging the SONA 2008

Below is my attempt to live-blog de facto President Arroyo’s eighth State of the Nation Address. the SONA is an annual constitutional ritual where the President gives a report to a joint session of both houses of Congress. 3:58 pm – Villar and Nograles call the joint session to order. Nograles introduces the national anthem. […]