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The Artist Abroad

Will the Church be truly catholic?

Pope francis

The synod convened by Pope Francis at the Vatican has been generating both excitement and anger, with its preliminary report on how to treat gay men and women, couples who cohabit without a Church-sanctioned marriage and are said to be “living in sin,” and those who have divorced.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Global Networking

The Pinays behind California Schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson

Torlakson with wife, Mae (left) and chief of staff Gloria Omania.

Independent observers believe the closest and most expensive statewide race in California this November is for the post of state school superintendent. It pits two Democrats, the top winners in the June primary, against each other. One is a former high school science teacher, incumbent State Schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson, and the other is Marshall Tuck., a former Wall Street investment banker.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »


Death of a Transgender Filipino


“While we may have had some progress in openly discussing some LGBT themes in the mainstream, we still encounter countless stories of violence against LGBTs which starts during their childhood.”

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

No Limitation

Ex-Jesuit governor, a man for others, helps the undocumented


Since becoming California’s governor for the third time, Jerry Brown has signed into law six bills that provide significant benefits to undocumented immigrants.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Makati secession plot bared


Self-described “unsolicited supporters” of Vice President Jojo Binay are preparing a “Plan B” should his ratings plunge further and upset his current status as the sure successor to the presidency.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »