With apologies, of course, to Amang Rodriguez.
I’ve added two more "pages" (permanent posts, so to speak). The second part of a 2003 special report on the Lamitan siege was the subject of a P20-million libel suit filed by Wahab Akbar of Basilan; a reader had asked me for a copy, and since the suit has already been thrown out (by the prosecutor, and then again by the DOJ on appeal), our lawyer gave me the green light to publish it again. It’s titled "Lamitan siege: Officials’ role."
In April 2005, the week Pope John Paul II died and was buried, the Inquirer ran three editorials on the legacy of an indisputably great man; I am happy to say they reflect my own thinking.
I’ve also updated the links on the right sidebar; may I direct your attention to two incisive and well-written blogs? Exie Abola, twice a Palanca first-prize winner, keeps Dogberry; Mon Casiple, as colleague Manolo Quezon has already and repeatedly acknowledged, writes some of the sanest commentary on that continuing act of insanity called Philippine politics.
Here’s to our moments of lucidity.