The Empire Strikes Back

Mike Acebedo Lopez 02/16/2018

One would think that in this age of Duterte, that the dark forces of Yellow hypocrisy would be silenced for good, forever banished into the shadows of irrelevance, plunged into the deepest depths of the pits of…

That second senate hearing on #fakenews

Mike Acebedo Lopez 02/10/2018

For most people who watched the second senate hearing on fake news, the key takeaway is that Senator Grace Poe proposed banning Facebook in the Philippines. Of course that isn’t true, she merely asked if it were…

Mocking Mocha

Mike Acebedo Lopez 01/26/2018

Some of my favorite authors — John Steinbeck and Charles Dickens — show no remorse in propping their underdogs up. There’s really something about the small guy fighting for his fair share, slugging it out in the…

Through the eyes of an idealist

Mike Acebedo Lopez 01/19/2018

In the early hours of January 11, right at the stroke of midnight, two Duterte supporters and two of his most articulate critics came together for an outstanding orgy of clashing ideas done at the Oval Office…

What matters more

Mike Acebedo Lopez 01/12/2018

My niece Arya turned six years old days before I left for my vacation. I would’ve left earlier but I could not miss her birthday dinner at Pizza Hut simply because she means the world to me.…

“Not all who wander are lost”

Mike Acebedo Lopez 01/05/2018

I landed in New York on Thanksgiving Day. It was a long overdue trip I decided to finally take because a death of a really close friend just a month before reminded me of the brevity of…

A sense of history, a sense of legacy

Mike Acebedo Lopez 12/29/2017

Early this month, I decided to go to the very top of the Empire State Building by myself. The last time I was in New York, I didn’t get to do a lot of touristy stuff since…

Love her or hate her

Mike Acebedo Lopez 11/21/2017

Once in a while, my grand aunt Imelda invites me to dinner so she can pick my brain on different political developments here and overseas. I’m sure she gets more intelligent insight from her established network, but…

My Asean story

Mike Acebedo Lopez 11/14/2017

On the occasion of our country’s chairmanship of the Asean, our hosting of the Asean Summit, and the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), please allow me to share with you my personal…

When Harry met Rody

Mike Acebedo Lopez 11/07/2017

(The following column entry is expanded from my Facebook post on October 6, 2017) Newly minted Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque incited a firestorm of controversy and vitriol following his ambush interview last Monday. The tough-talking congressman-turned-spokesperson who…

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