October 21, 2021

A Thousand Cuts

By David Haldane Oct. 21, 2021   The title says it all. “A Thousand Cuts” is the name of a PBS documentary in which renowned Philippine […]
September 30, 2021

Never Enough

By David Haldane Sept. 30, 2021   The more I know about him, the less I like him. His name is Jose Antonio Vargas; a Filipino […]
September 16, 2021

Surviving Divorce

By David Haldane Sept. 16, 2021   It feels like you’re falling down a dark pit. You don’t know how soon you will land or what […]
September 9, 2021

American Sins

By David Haldane Sept. 9, 2021     The line in the newspaper wrenched my gut. “Sitting on a pile of sandbags outside the family compound,” […]
August 26, 2021

Falling from the Sky

By David Haldane August 26, 2021     The video is shocking. In it, one clearly sees two dots—later identified as human beings—falling to their deaths […]
August 12, 2021

No Place Like Home

By David Haldane August 12, 2021   The moment was sweet. Hunkered down in my office, I heard a commotion downstairs and decided to investigate. There, […]
July 29, 2021

Stuck Behind Walls

By David Haldane July 29, 2021     It could be worse, of course. I could be without Internet, TV and a view of the construction […]
July 22, 2021

Joyriding into Space

By David Haldane July 22, 2021     There was a moment during Richard Branson’s recent space leap that brought it all back. The wonder. The […]
July 8, 2021

Newcomer

By David Haldane July 8, 2021   New kid on the block. That describes my status at the Mindanao Gold Star Daily. And yet, back in […]
July 1, 2021

Mandatory Jabs

By David Haldane June 30, 2021   He doesn’t always mean what he says. Then again, sometimes he does. Which is why Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s […]
June 24, 2021

Hot!

By David Haldane June 24, 2021   It feels like you’re wrapped in a burning blanket banishing all thoughts and concerns. For a time you try […]
June 16, 2021

The Cavalry

By David Haldane June 16, 2021   Given the current political climate, it’s been a while since I’ve felt much pride in the doings of my […]