by Conrado de Quiros in the Philippine Inquirer Presidential Commission on Good Government chair Andres Bautista proposes that the Department of Tourism turn Imelda Marcos’ jewels into a tourist attraction. Might as well make money off them, he says, until they are auctioned off. The idea sucks. Bautista may have good intentions but he lacks … Continue reading Recovering Things
EDSA People Power Monument. FILE PHOTO I am posting this article by Cesar Polvorosa Jr. who is a business school professor of economics, world geography, and international business management in Canada. He is also a published writer in economics, business, and literature. Polvorosa is, arguably, also the most knowledgeable person to have written on the … Continue reading The Philippine Economy in the Martial Law Years
My son, Elisar Cabrera, discussing his latest film, the brilliantly reviewed “Ibiza Undead”. Elisar inherited his love of comics and horror from his Dad, Filipino National Artist Ben Cabrera (BenCab). The film will be shown at other Horror Film Festivals around the world before being generally released early next year. See it if you dare!
I thought it important to reprint this article by Rishi Iyengar from Time Magazine as an ominous warning of what could come if there is no end to these extra judicial killings. It is worryingly reminiscent of the years 1971 and 1972 when a spate of murders and bombings, blamed by President Marcos on the … Continue reading The Killing Time: Inside Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs
I am grateful to John Silva who gave me permission to publish his post on my blogsite. Its relevance here is obvious. Falsifying history is doing a great disservice to future generations. Libraries serve us to offer us the truth so we can, hopefully, learn from successes or failures of generations that came before us. … Continue reading A BURIAL & A LIBRARY
Here is an article by Shakira Sison that is important for all young people to read so they know exactly what really happened under martial law, what the true cost of human suffering was. Maybe your families were the lucky ones. Maybe your families made money through the corruption of the Marcos regime. Maybe your family … Continue reading #NeverAgain: Martial Law stories young people need to hear
An Academic Paper for The University for Peace in Costa Rica - by Caroline Kennedy The first time I became personally involved with “global initiatives” involving theatre was in 1982 when Peace Child International, a British NGO, was conceived in the living room of a friends’ house in Buntingford, Hertfordshire, some fifty miles north of London. “Wouldn’t … Continue reading CHILDREN OF PEACE & WAR