We believe in free speech and in liberty, for as long as the speech coincides with government precepts, and the liberty is determined by government’s will. When a man dares speak against his government, to fuel the rebel cry for independent judiciaries and new constitutions, that man should be called a criminal. He belongs in jails and in labor camps, deserving of no less than separation from wife and family, isolation from those who support his arrogance.
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Dec 19, 2010 under Opinions | no comment

The uncrowning of the ‘Komiks King’

On July 30, Malacanang announced that it had chosen to award seven individuals with the 2009 Order of National Artists. The conferment, signed on July 6, included four names that were not in the original set submitted by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Three nominees survived the whim of the presidential pen – musicologist Ramon Santos was not so fortunate. Four others took his place: Cecile Guidote-Alvarez, presidential adviser on culture and NCCA’s executive director, comic book novelist Carlo J. Caparas, architect Bobby Mañosa, and fashion designer Pitoy Moreno.
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Aug 15, 2009 under Culture, General | no comment