Good news and bad

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 08/05/2022

It is August. There are occasional rains but no major storms so far. We had a bad earthquake and many in the northern part of the country are still reeling from it. At the same time, considering…

The emerging cesspool

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 07/02/2022

It is a global cesspool, on the surface began by the Covid-19 pandemic and now made more turbulent by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Domestic dynamics from country to country only serve to aggravate or, if governed…

Leave something for God to do

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 05/07/2022

Those words are not mine. I borrow them now from their original source, from the person I first heard them from within a particular context. It was sometime in December 2000. We were in the Archbishop’s Palace…

Hope inside the turbulence

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 03/11/2022

It did appear so powerful when a gang of four put their muscle and money together. They are two past presidents, the son of another, and the current president still sitting and appointing officials in positions of…

The power of choice

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 02/18/2022

If people have different choices and are free to choose whatever or whoever they prefer, there is freedom. If people have different choices but are not free to express and go after their preference, there is limited…

The great contradiction

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 02/04/2022

Most of us keep reading experts from all major fields of life who wisely say that we, the people, are the answer to our own problems. I cannot say that they are wrong, especially because we are…

Legacies of shame

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 12/03/2021

I was listening to an interview on cable TV earlier and I heard the resource person being interviewed, known to some media hosts as an expert or, at least, a veteran of political analysis in the country.…

It is Christmas, but …

Jose Ma. Montelibano - @inquirerdotnet 12/04/2020

I have a sore throat, feel tired, and really not my usual self. If I have been going out of the house, I would be a bit apprehensive if I have contracted Covid-19. But quarantine for seniors…

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