Posts Tagged ‘philippines’

by Earlie Doriman

I am home and away. In my silent moments, I just could not help myself longing for home. The simple life, family, the friendly people, friends, the genuine laughter, the family gathering, the food, the sand, the sea and sun, the karaoke, are barely few of those panoramas,

Davao City People's Park

which remind me that there is indeed better reason to come home. Life is so different when you work and live in a land you could never call your own.  And I say this time after time, there is no better place on Earth other than my native land. (more…)


by Earlie Doriman

It is certainly not unusual but indisputably a commanding strength. The tandem of a father and daughter is exceptionally formidable. In fact, having one Duterte in the City Hall has proven more than competence and political will, and having two of them provide a public service twice the quality and effectiveness.

Rody and Sara Duterte, in one of their campaign sorties at the 2007 local elections.

And why not? The father-daughter leadership of Davao City is a perfect portrait of effective and responsible governance. Dabawenyos do not only enjoy the result of the Rody-Sara headship but also take pride and confidence to live in the most peaceful city in the Philippines. (more…)

by Earlie Doriman

You do not need to find an Oxford dictionary to differentiate between the two words – ELECTION and VIOLENCE because syntactically they have different meanings and functionally disparate purposes.

military in armoured cars going to Maguindanao

But in a country where politics is equivalent to tremendous power, election equates violence, where ordinary people are helpless victims of the atrocities, and violence seems the most potent offensive to keep ones influence intact. (more…)

by Earlie Doriman

It’s almost two decades now since I started to exercise my constitutional right of suffrage.  Seventeen years of disappointments about how politics had and has been jeopardizing the nation and its people.  Election after election, politics in the Philippines even become dirtier and implausible, surrounded with politicians who are either too power greedy to leave or too old to realise they are no longer capable. (more…)


Pacquiao waves in victory, after his win against a Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto

by Earlie Doriman


The more than 7,000 islands of the Philippines literally stand still every time the so called ‘PAMBANSANG KAMAO’ takes on the ring to spew out powerful punches against whoever the opponent is.  Whatever there is in this Filipino’s fist, it is simply the magic that only MANNY PACQUIAO can do, and can do it best.   With now 7 world titles in 7 different weight divisions, he can be called best as the 7th Wonder of the Modern World. (more…)