LOOKING ASKANCE
Ice it
by Joseph T. Gonzales - July 16, 2019 - 12:00am
So what's the big deal if the United Nations wants to review the country's compliance with its obligation to respect human rights?
Protective chant
by Joseph T. Gonzales - July 7, 2019 - 12:00am
In an unusual story, it is reported that the misbehaving rapper Madame Cardi B has applied to trademark the catchphrase “okurrr”.
Truth telling
by Joseph Gonzales - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
It's the end of June, and Pride month has come and gone. In the capital, many embassies such as the Austrian, Dutch, and American delegations to this banana republic unfurled rainbow flags and sponsored a plethora...
Extra'd in HK
by Joseph Gonzales - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am
If there's any direct relation between the reviled Hong Kong extradition bill and the Philippines, that came into clear focus when our former secretary of Foreign Affairs, Albert del Rosario, was held for six hours...
Plastic games
by Joseph Gonzales - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
There is an alarming report about microplastics going around. I mean the report is going around, not the microplastics. The microplastics are apparently everywhere, not just around. In our stomachs, in our lungs,...
Pricking Pride
by Joseph Gonzales - June 2, 2019 - 12:00am
June is Pride month, and so it might be necessary to take stock of just that: how proud are LGBTs?
Pollster fraudster
by Joseph T. Gonzales - May 26, 2019 - 12:00am
I'm still scratching my head wondering what the heck the outgoing House of Representatives was intending to accomplish when it conducted its online poll on same-sex marriage.
Trashy move
by Joseph Gonzales - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
It seems that if there's one thing our fractious politicians are united on, it's white trash.
Accent judger
by Joseph Gonzales - May 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Filipinos have one of the world's sexiest accents?
Boycott Brunei
by Joseph T. Gonzales - April 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Last month, Brunei became a brutish society. As in, you know, a society of brutes.
The candidate is gay
by Joseph Gonzales - April 21, 2019 - 12:00am
A mayor as the next president? Not far-fetched in the Philippine context, as Mayors Estrada and Duterte have proven. What about in the United States?
MacKenzie mindset
by Joseph T. Gonzales - April 7, 2019 - 12:00am
MacKenzie Bezos is not acting like a woman scorned.
When does political protest become a criminal act?
by Joseph Gonzales - March 31, 2019 - 12:00am
Did you hear about EggBoy, the young lad from New Zealand who cracked a raw egg against the head of a racist anti-Muslim senator?
Initial choice
by Joseph T. Gonzales - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Furious at how some companies give you no option but to choose between "Male" or "Female"?
Inoculation decision
by Joseph Gonzales - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The measles outbreak in the Philippines isn't isolated --it's also happening in other parts of the world.
Gap girl
by Joseph Gonzales - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
International Women's Day came and went. Not with too much of a bang, as far as my limited tentacles were concerned, but still, without real cause for worry at the apparent absence of major visibility.
Viva Visayans
by Joseph Gonzales - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Art is in the air.
Magicked crime
by Joseph Gonzales - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Maria Ressa's arrest is troubling on so many levels.
Chewed by China
by Joseph T. Gonzales - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
We are a few minutes away from a Chinese attack.
Block voting
by Joseph Gonzales - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
There is something very wrong when Congress decides to make it more difficult for ordinary citizens, much more the press, from getting their hands on the representatives' SALNs (Statement of Assets and Liabilit...
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