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Silent saint

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Of the human characters represented in the tableau of the Nativity this merry, merry season, St. Joseph stands as the silent (and sometimes invisible) one. The New Testament has nothing to report by way of quoting Joseph, the foster father of Jesus.

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Christmas y mas

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WITH the way the President has been giving away money, a billion here and a billion there, to policemen, soldiers, and victims of man’s inhumanity to man and woman, replenishment is at hand.

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Wide Christmas

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Oh, where have the little Bethlehems gone, gone with the classic carols of a long-ago childhood, vanished into the silent night, holy night, where angels no longer sing, “Glory to the new-born King” upon the midnight clear.

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Legal dilemma

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I had a short conversation with the lawyer (whom we shall call Felix because it’s not his real name) two days before the Integrated Bar of the Philippines cautioned President Duterte against depriving drug traffickers and users of their right to counsel and the best defense available to them.

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Fair weather

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WHAT little I know about aviation as a paying passenger, it looks like NAIA is in good hands. Between a general manager who’s spent “all my life” in the airport on the ground and a technocrat who has served five presidents and one pope up in the air as their pilot, we may now TWA – “travel with angels” by Bishop Fulton Sheen’s reckoning.

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Leni & Co.

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With Supreme Court Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno, he had a battle of words until the CJ refused to oblige him on the second round. A few sparks flew with Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. Flamethrowers are the weapon of choice in the ongoing war between DU30 and Senator Leila de Lima. Now it’s VP Leni Robredo’s turn to roast him; fortunately for the rest of the country, it’s the President’s men who are doing the talking and answering back (as of this writing, late Tuesday night).

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