RICARDO SALUDO

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SHOULD President Rodrigo Duterte host an international summit on human rights? “It will be a welcome initiative,” said European Union Parliament member Enrique Guerrero Salom of Spain. But London-based Amnesty International said the Philippines had no moral ascendancy to host it, due to the thousands of alleged extrajudicial killings in…

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SINCE she has said she would not resign, as urged by presidential spokesman Harry Roque to preserve the Supreme Court’s stature, here is how the impeachment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno could go. This scenario will hopefully make everyone think hard if the CJ, her fellow justices, the co-equal…

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FIRST, let’s expose the latest Social Weather Stations survey canard, right after last Thursday’s article on SWS untruths in its poll on killings in the anti-drug war (see ).

In its news release on the September 2017 survey on public…

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One P, two L’s, three R’s, and one S. Pray, learn and listen. Reflect, repent and reform. Then share. These are this humble believer’s suggestions to those asking the way forward for the faithful unschooled in theology and unfamiliar with the ongoing controversy over Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation on the…

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BEFORE anything else, prayers for so many Filipinos killed the past year. On Sunday, the Catholic Church will offer mass at the EDSA Shrine and rally at the People Power monument for victims of unlawful killings in the anti-drug war. Let us also remember the far more numerous fatalities in…

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IF the University of Santo Tomas and its law school had properly educated fraternity members of Aegis Juris, and if their families had inculcated correct values in them, Horacio “Atio” Castillo 3rd would still be alive. That the law freshman died in a frat initiation, and Aegis members who last…

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What should ordinary Catholics do about the controversy over the “filial correction” of Pope Francis, put forth by more than 60 theologians and clergy — and counting? For the great majority of the billion-strong faithful who do not follow Vatican affairs closely, the 25-page “Correctio filialis de haeresibus propagates,” by…

Ricardo Saludo

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THE Monday launch of Tapang at Malasakit Alliance for the Philippines is aimed at countering destabilization moves against President Rodrigo Duterte, as well as unifying Filipinos behind his reform agenda. So said the group’s leader, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, the President’s daughter. Destabilization isn’t really a long-term problem or…

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Last week, our Lord did one last kindness for His loyal servant, Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal. God let His Eminence die. Besides sparing the 86-year-old prelate from days, months, or years of deteriorating mind, body and faculties, our loving Father took him to his eternal reward before an…

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IT could have been worse, far worse.
The Marawi siege killed more than a thousand people, destroyed Muslim Mindanao’s cultural capital, and bloodied the Armed Forces of the Philippines for nearly five months. But thankfully there were no

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