June

Jason A. Baguia 06/09/2019

It starts with the Feast of Saint Justin, martyr, a man from whom we have an account of the structure of the Mass, an account that shows that the Mass has essentially stayed the same for two…

The first station

Jason A. Baguia 04/10/2019

  In the first station, Pontius Pilate condemns Jesus to death. We are familiar with the condemnation episode. Saint John the Evangelist recorded it in writing for his own and for succeeding generations. We remember the encounter…

FLOWERING OF THOUGHT: Surveys and endorsements

Jason A. Baguia 04/03/2019

A nationwide survey can tell you who are the leading candidates for elective government positions such as senator or congressman. Survey results also indicate how aware voters are of a person’s candidacy, and to a certain degree…

FLOWERING OF THOUGHT: The case for journalism as creative work

Jason A. Baguia 03/27/2019

Academia is one aspect of Philippine life in which United States influence remains strong. The rigid and as such tragic division the country’s universities have imposed between the arts and sciences is a legacy from American pedagogies.…

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…

Blasphemy, slander, and murder

JASON BAGUIA 07/17/2018

Today is the second day of the triduum of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving to which Catholic bishops have called their flock following the national day of prayer and penance for blasphemies, slander, and murder last July 16,…

Centenarian’s first days

JASON BAGUIA 05/29/2018

The semester is winding down at the University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu but the glow of its centennial year remains. Those of you who have not yet visited “Sentenaryo,” an exhibit of 100 artworks in honor…

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