FLOWERING OF THOUGHT: A nation, a prosecutor, and a world court

Jason A. Baguia 03/20/2019

In 2018, Malacañang announced it was withdrawing the Philippines from the Rome Statute, the law by which the country fell within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Spokespersons and supporters of the administration argued that…

FLOWERING OF THOUGHT: ‘Hoc est enim Corpus meum’ or ‘Against corporal punishment’

Jason A. Baguia 03/13/2019

“On the contrary, I am of the firm conviction that responsible parents can and have administered corporal punishment in a self-restrained manner, such that the children remember it not as an act of hate or abuse, but…

FLOWERING OF THOUGHT: Shape of Edsa

Jason A. Baguia 03/05/2019

A university colleague posted the announcement on Facebook. There was to be a gathering the next morning at Fuente Osmeña circle, followed by a march going downtown to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the 1986 Edsa People…

FLOWERING OF THOUGHT: The price of yellow

Jason A. Baguia 02/26/2019

The current Malacañang occupant has made the word “dilawan” (the yellows, from “dilaw,” Tagalog for yellow), a catch-all phrase to describe those who do not share the administration’s views. At one point, so-called yellow groups under this…

FLOWERING OF THOUGHT: Freedom for Ressa, freedom for all

Jason A. Baguia 02/20/2019

According to actual and self-appointed mouthpieces of the current dispensation, last week’s arrest of journalist Maria Ressa was not an attack on our freedoms. The Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation believes otherwise. The consortium is a national…

FLOWERING OF THOUGHT: Heart on sleeve, hidden heart

Jason A. Baguia 02/12/2019

  Apart from the 14th of February, when we celebrate the memorial of the saints named Valentine, we can remember them in the English word valiant, which is synonymous with courage, which has Latin roots that denote…

Travel ergonomics

Jason A. Baguia 02/06/2019

  Although the state’s weather bureau predicts that February will be quite cool or cold, things will eventually change and tourists will once again be on the move, taking advantage of days of hot weather.   For…

Bombs and fireworks 

Jason A. Baguia 01/29/2019

  Folly and terror and nothing more motivated the perpetrators of the recent bombing of the Cathedral of Jolo, and they have no business attaching their horrific deed to any political or religious cause, for violence upsets…

Pagan or Christian? 

Jason A. Baguia 01/22/2019

  Something is lost in the elevation of the Holy Child in the manger to the status of small king, something that we should retrieve: our appreciation of weakness.    This was the takeoff point of the…

Thank you, Santo Niño

Jason A. Baguia 01/15/2019

Thank you, Santo Niño. More than anything, the Fiesta Señor, the solemnity of the Holy Child  Jesus of Cebu, is a festival of thanksgiving. Of course, we pilgrims come to the God who became a child with…

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