Does The Dead Deserve Our Respect?


“What can you say about a 25-year-old girl who died? That she was beautiful? And brilliant. That she loved Mozart and Bach. And the Beatles. And me.  Erich Segal (1937 – ), U.S.Writer.  It is said that you should talk only of good things about the dead. Thus everyone  had been gingerly treading a tightrope and overly courteous…

RP, Will Always Be A Third World Country Unless,


We do not have the sophistication and the elan of most people who inhabit the most prosperous countries of the world and therefore we shall always be poor and miserable unless we change our attitude and character as a people. We could not handle a simple hostage-taking drama and we blame the President for the catastrophic…

Hostage-Taking, A Lesson of Police Incompetence and Lawlessness!


I am writing this post while watching the hostage taking place at 8:00 p.m. August 23, in Manila, (8:00, a.m. here)  The hostage drama started early morning at 9:00 a.m. Rolando Mendoza, a police captain, heavily armed, commandered a Tourist bus mostly with Hongkong Chinese Tourists. The driver of the bus who was handcuffed to the steering…