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Of perverts and sovereign states

Let me drop off this blog before hitting the road for one of my family’s annual explorations of Philippine tourist delights. I may not be able to tend to comments diligently, but I trust you can deal with this unusual topic with the normal wise maturity of Society members. 1,876 more words


A secular moral code to take the place of The Philippine Golden Rule

It is a mind-bender for those of us who subscribe to The Golden Rule to recognize that self-dealing in the Philippines is an accepted moral value. 1,141 more words

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Philippines HISTORAMA, a music and dance presentation of Philippine history is coming to Seattle…

PHILIPPINE HISTORAMA is a cultural show consisting of short plays, songs and dances that depict significant periods of Philippine history. 231 more words

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Get old geezers out of government

One of the aspects of Filipino culture that I find most endearing is the respect granted to people senior of age. The giving of blessings is most touching. 1,464 more words

Philippine Government

Audiences . . . and building middle class clout. . .

Every newspaper, every television or radio show, every blog has its audience. All publishers and producers want that audience to be bigger, generally for commercial profit. 1,649 more words


Why Filipinos should convert to Lutheranism

Now religion is a tricky topic to take on, but I’m sure we can do it without too much apoplexy. Just keep in mind that this is an intellectual blog, a discussion forum, where ideas are open, denigration of others is rejected, and spiritual matters are left to the individual. 2,501 more words

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A battle of the gods in Manila: the Rizal statue

I love the invigorating panoramas of nature, of seascapes and rugged rocky mountains, of sunsets and rainbows and rice terraces rising from sea to heaven, of glacial ice fields and storm-swept coasts and lighthouses in the mist. 1,060 more words