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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 »

A sometimes clueless president


“Aquino didn’t snub Filipinos in US—Palace” blared the Sunday September 28 headline of INQUIRER.net report on Pres. Aquino’s response to complaints from Filipinos in the US about his failure to meet with the Filipino community during his five-day visit to the US. The fact that Pres. Aquino’s communications people had to respond so defensively is already a reflection of the cluelessness of Pres. Aquino and his advisers in Malacanang.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »