May 19, 2022

Bongbong Marcos: Forward to the Past?

By David Haldane May 19, 2022     I don’t mind telling you that a recent Manila Times headline made me smile. “Marcos, Biden vow stronger […]
February 10, 2022

Who Do You Trust?

By David Haldane Feb. 10, 2022     When I was a college student in Southern California, the name Ferdinand Marcos evoked visions of hell. Wasn’t […]
December 2, 2021

The Mexico of Asia

By David Haldane Dec. 2, 2021   I still remember the first time I set foot in the Philippines. My immediate reaction: “Wow, this is the […]
January 7, 2021

Landlocked

By David Haldane Jan. 7, 2021   The official notice came on New Year’s Day. “Ban on Entry of Travelers from the United States,” screamed the […]
February 13, 2020

Reveille

By David Haldane February 13, 2020 I have never been an early riser. Where I live, mornings are like hell on earth filled with the damnable […]
October 31, 2019

Drum Rolls

By David Haldane Oct. 31, 2019 It never gets old. No matter how many times I hear the drum rolls, see the flags raised, marvel to […]
October 24, 2019

The Buzz

By David Haldane Oct. 24, 2019   There was an unholy racket near my house the other night. Wait, I’m exaggerating; it was more like a […]
October 17, 2019

The Importance of Memory

By David Haldane Oct. 17, 2019 The dust was so thick that you couldn’t see the air. When it finally cleared, though, there was a sight […]