We stand in Central
The stirring images of prodemocracy protesters weathering tear gas and pepper spray fired by riot police on Sunday in Hong Kong tug at the heart of Filipinos of a certain generation.
Why is foreign investment so low? It’s the lowest compared to our neighbors, yet we have as much or more to offer.
Political ferment in Hong Kong
When the British government returned Hong Kong to China in July 1997—the “handover,” as it was then called—what was transferred was not just a piece of land, but the political administration of the people living there. Land is inert, but people are not. They have memory, identity, aspirations—and, hopefully, the will to act on the basis of these. It is important to keep this in mind in any attempt to understand what is happening in Hong Kong today.
Recto in a time of disenchantment
The unhappy state of affairs in the Senate has stirred nostalgia for an era when senators with the strength of character and moral fiber of Claro M. Recto walked its elaborate halls. Recto, whose 54th death anniversary is marked today (Oct. 2), was one of the towering minds who graced the Senate when it was the nation’s predominant deliberative council.