Should broadcast media operate beyond 50 years? (Reflections on nationalism and the ABS-CBN conundrum)

By now, we have read enough about the highly-divisive ABS-CBN franchise issue. Let’s not add to the “fire” but rather offer an alternative and hopefully more positive (and less divisive) perspective. This will not dwell on the core legalities as they are better left with the governing institutions so my recommendations will focus on: A…

Kazehozonkai’s acoustic music and a simple story of friendship across oceans

I had closed 2015 and begun 2016 by keeping in touch with old friends. I have traveled quite extensively and can say with gratitude that some of the ‘strangers’ I had met in those travels have eventually become long-time friends. One of them is Michikazu Iseri. I met him in 2004, when I attended the…