Carvajal: When gods play poker

Having watched so many Westerns during this pandemic, I couldn’t help comparing the country’s current political scene to a poker game in a Wild West saloon. In this all too familiar scene in a typical Western movie, you see impeccably dressed professional gamblers and big cattle ranchers playing poker in one corner of the saloon. […]

Carvajal: Played for fools

It is critical to the nation’s inclusive development because it insures that power is not exercised by the wealthy elite alone and economic benefits are not exclusively enjoyed by them. Yet, the 1987 Constitution’s ban on political dynasties has remained a paper ban. Our lawmakers, who are either members or proxies of political dynasties, have […]

Tell it to SunStar: Rights group raps separation of political prisoner from newborn a day after delivery

“Two mothers weep today—Mary grieves over the death of her son Jesus Christ and Elizabeth Estilon weeps for her newborn son who was separated from her a day after giving birth.” This was the statement of Kapatid, a support group for families and friends of political prisoners, on Good Friday, the day in which Christians […]