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‘Senex’

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‘Senex’

By Erik Espina THE word senate came from the Latin “senex,” meaning old men. This reflects the expected, if not required, ethos of men imbued with the wisdom of age, animating the Upper House. Age expressed and unconfined to number in years, but of temperament, vision, and the full lessons of experience, if not caution […]

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Theoretical constructs

By Erik Espina THERE are many theoretical constructs which could be the subject for debate and adoption into our social, moral, and constitutional milieu. For example, in other countries, prostitution is legal. But do we dare favor such a trade citing progressive Western standards, or advantages in open societies? What about proposing the alteration of […]

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The China paradigm

By Erik Espina HOW to deal with China confronted by the intransigence of diplomatic pronouncements and supported by actual military encroachments into West Philippine Sea (WPS)? Further in the horizon, are flirtatious incursions in the newly named Philippine Rise. Sober caveats for coercive “Sino-nization” in our own backyard. Common history of war or invasions are […]

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LGU mandatory drug testing

By Erik Espina PART of the solution in the “war against drugs,” as spearheaded by no less than President Du30, is for mandatory drug testing to be cascaded to the level of the Barangay and LGU (local government unit). This means all newly elected SK (Sangguniang Kabataan) and Barangay officials must submit themselves for said […]

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Not Again?

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Not Again?

By Erik Espina THERE is a member of the “High Bench” who enjoys the privilege of, if memory serves, 40 PTCFORs (Permit to Carry Firearms Outside of Residence). While I am aware, former Defense Secretaries and AFP/PNP chiefs have no permits to protect their lives and family despite many years of sterling service to said […]

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HINTING of end times is validated in mankind’s heightened immorality, corruption, and unbelief over the existence of God.

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