Balangiga Bells

September 28, 1901 More than a hundred years ago, a bloody encounter between Filipinos (mostly farmers) and American troops erupted in Balangiga, Eastern Samar, Philippines, that shook America’s war rooms and exposed America’s imperialist designs. The incident may have been dismissed by both American and Philippine authorities as a forgettable

“A Wonderful Moment”

[Admin Note: This post is a copy from Commentary, By Hermilando D. Aberia, Philippine Daily Inquirer, First Posted 01:58:00 06/07/2008] In a reproductive health workshop for Filipino adolescents, the facilitator asked the young participants what they thought about, or how they would define, sex. The participants, in their teens and early 20s, almost

Managing People’s Debt

[Admin’s note: This is a repost from Commentary, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 9 November 2013] Among the lessons that students of politics and economics may want to learn from the recent 16-day shutdown in the United States (Sept. 30-Oct. 16) is how a bicameral congress, or how the separation of the