Friday, 22 July 2011


by Earlie Doriman
Gloria Arroyo, Former President
of the Philippines
When picking over the causes why the Philippines remains a poor country, I could not help but point my finger to the corrupt government officials and politicians who greedily enrich themselves and shamelessly rob the ordinary Filipino every opportunity to prosper. One of them is the former president Gloria Arroyo. Watching the headlines of the local news these days, it is very rare to hear inspiring stories that provide us a glimmer of hope that one day our nation gets back the glory it once had. Instead, you would end up being upset and dismayed by issues of corruption unearthed in almost all government agencies – the magnitude of deception perpetrated by our supposed-to-be honest leaders could simply pop your eyes out due to utter abhorrence.

Thursday, 21 July 2011


by Earlie Doriman 
The handwritten letter from my
mother-in-law Sarah Sanchez
My mother-in-law is a truly amusing person. She never ran out of good jokes to keep people around her burst into laughter. But she’s no intruder to occasions, she knows where and when to share her comic lines and stories. She is definitely an antidote to boredom and her stories are not just for fun for the sake of laughing, they most of the chances end with brilliant lessons to life and faith. This time last year, she was here in England on vacation and she stayed with us for six months and in those times she had not failed to crack a witty relief everyday.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011


by Earlie Doriman
My high school alma mater, Cor Jesu
Davao, Philippines
Honestly, I miss the fun and the recollection of both good and not-so-good experiences of my high school life as my former classmates and friends poured out every single memory they kept in two decades and celebrated the batch 1991 reunion recently. Many would agree that the best experiences in life as a student were all converged and piled up in high school days, when each of us began to explore our special individualities, the flourishing of our youth that entailed so much, and when we all gradually understood a deeper passion for life.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

DUTERTE: A Leadership Theory

by Earlie Doriman
Mayor Sarah Duterte of Davao City, Philippines
Like most Filipinos who understand and prefer hands-on, non-traditional politics, I could only agree that Davao City  Mayor Sara Duterte did the right thing at the right time – well, she only punched the sheriff, nothing-more-nothing-less. Although her actions were not the most acceptable attempt of a public official especially to the envious eyes of her rivals and to the exaggeratedly condemning society, but she has practically showed that she is not amongst those traditional political leaders who just love to appear upright and blameless before the media, and when cameras are at them.