Mercedes Fabros, in memoriam

2020-05-25T21:06:06+08:0025 May 2020|Tags: , , , , |

by Renato Redentor Constantino The mourning after, when life is at its most quiet, is the most difficult. Despite a lifetime of insights generated by the woman whose all too early passing orphaned so many -- lessons that spanned life, impermanence, and unfettered love -- we are reminded of our inadequacy in the face of [...]

Roberto “Obet” Verzola, in memoriam

2020-05-07T21:01:51+08:0007 May 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Renato Redentor Constantino, 7 May 2020 As we step through the portal created by the pandemic, connecting us to an array of potential new worlds, some of which are nasty and brutish and others gentle and just, it is troubling to realize we will not have the likes of Roberto "Obet" Verzola around to guide [...]

Heherson Alvarez, in memoriam

2020-04-20T23:56:45+08:0020 Apr 2020|Tags: , , |

by Renato Redentor Constantino, 20 April 2020 To friends he was Sonny Alvarez, a man who carried many titles in his storied life. Senator and congressman, oppositionist and cabinet secretary, human rights advocate and environmentalist. As politicians go, he was imperfect, as pretty much all politicians are, especially those who've stayed in the public eye [...]