Monthly Archives: January 2015

January 31, 2015

The aftermath of the Typhoon Hagupit was a damp and bleak. Electricity was out and one could hear the chorus of generators across the city. Daylight was a blessing; nighttime was almost a curse—streets were only lit by the lights coming from passing vehicles and stores relied on candles and emergency lights. It…

January 24, 2015

By Soliman M. Santos, Jr.
Naga City, 21 January 2015

The hugely successful visit of Pope Francis, which took the whole country by storm, still reverberates.  Will its surging waves of goodwill, as well as calls for prophetic action, carry with it a soon enough resumption of peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)?   The best recent sign that something is brewing on the NDFP peace…