colonization

Old map of the Philippines. Illustration at top left shows Chinese traders during the pre-Hispanic era.

PerryScope By Perry Diaz Since the early 15th century, before Spain took possession of an archipelago in what is now the Philippines, China had claimed the entire island of Luzon as her territory. However, China’s presence in Luzon was limited to what is now the province of Pangasinan. But now — 592 years later — recent events are raising the specter of Chinese colonization of Read More …

Hunger.2

GLIMPSES By Jose Ma. Montelibano I have been monitoring the hunger incidence statistics of the Philippines as reported quarterly by SWS for over ten years, as long as I have been involved with the Gawad Kalinga movement. Because I was a late-comer in anti-poverty work at that time, I remained observant but quiet. I thought I could not speak up when I was just like Read More …

Lapu-Lapu

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” — BERTRAND RUSSELL By Alex P. Vidal Søren Kierkegaard was right when he cautioned that we must understand life backward and live it forward. Before we die, we must be able to to know the truth and understand the roots of our sufferings, what precipitated our ignorance Read More …