The Will of God

“Faith gives us all the courage to embrace our grief and continue to love.” In times of extreme adversity and calamity, such as during this pandemic, many of us are asking these questions: Why do bad things happen to good people? If God is loving and compassionate, then why would that all powerful Being allow …

Duterte, Aquino, and the ICC

“Contrary to official claims, many of the killings by law enforcement were not justified.” One of the best foreign policy decisions that former President Benigno S. Aquino III did was to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ten years ago, in 2011. The Senate subsequently concurred with that ratification, thus putting …

One COVID Death too many

“We must not lose sight of the big picture where death is just a moment, a terrible and sad one, but not the final one in God’s plan for us.” These days, many posts in my social media threads and communication groups have been about sickness and death. One reads about friends and colleagues who …

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