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Archive for August 2008

Total eclipse of the heart

August 25, 2008

Every time the Catholic Church launches its sporadic campaign against immorality, also known as “The Rene Josef Bullecer Crusade,” I’m reminded of a feature story I’ve been itching to write about: bikini bars. So when a few days ago Bullecer started exorcising congressmen of their reproductive health demons, I knew I had to start my […]

Two Filipinos

August 20, 2008

Marcos was probably the only leader of two leaders who knew the Filipino soul and the Filipino heart very very well. The other one was Ninoy. — Teddy Benigno

Shawty goes shopping

August 18, 2008

Last week’s Song of the Week has got to be “Low” by Flo Rida, a rap artist whose real name is Tramar Dillard and who was born in, you guessed it right, Florida, in Miami to be exact. If I’ll be a rapper someday, I’ll call myself Pin Amun Gajan, to give my image a […]


August 14, 2008

By going to the event, you are helping poor talented students get a two-month free art education. See you.

In the company of Zorro and other drags

August 11, 2008

Let’s forget for a while the decent rules of argumentation and debate and pretend that name calling is the only morally acceptable technique in crushing one’s political opponent. If you were not busy anticipating Beijing last week, you would notice how our politicians provided us with a different kind of Olympics by calling each other […]

Sugbo without Gwen

August 4, 2008

“THERE will be a photo exhibit at the Capitol tomorrow to mark the Province’s 439th Founding Anniversary. Please come.” My reaction to the invitation was one of horror. “Oh God,” I said. “She’s doing it again!” I’m familiar with those images: Gwen climbing the Capitol dome, Gwen riding a horse, Gwen dancing the Sinulog, Gwen […]