Why Killing Terrorists is A Much-Approved Policy

Duterte’s comment about shooting insurgent women “down there” really raised a storm, as expected from someone like him. It does after all reflect the culture of those parts, with sexism and rural crassness. I agree it didn’t need to be said that way. But even if Duterte simply said, “then shoot them,” that would still […]

A Critique of Communist Ideals, SJW-style “Equality,” Leftism, Etc.

The communist insurgency remains a festering problem of our country. One reason is that some of the ordinary people, “disente,” left-leaning, students and Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) support it. So they believe if socialism was enforced and rich people forced to give to the poor, world problems will be solved. There will be no more […]

Bringing Down or Ousting People never Solved Anything

It’s clear that the so-called “opposition” is in favor of “bringing down” President Rodrigo Duterte more than anything else. They want him ousted, continuing that long cherished but flawed belief that ousting people will lead to improvement in the country’s situation. The problem is, ousting people is anything but a solution, and it reflects lack […]

Journalists – or anyone after all – are not A Special Breed

All the recent hullabaloo about Rappler and similar journalists likely come from the opinion that journalists are a special breed. Because the self-declared mission of journalists is to uncover the truth, journalism is supposed to be a “special profession,” and journalists are “special,” and so they deserve “special” treatment and protection. Really, all sorts of […]

Validation is Unnecessary in Life

Back in my article about how to achieve happiness in life, I added something that seem very relevant to today’s times: the search for validation. Many have opined that this kind of search is the cause of a lot of problems in society. People today, such as millennials, just accept that validation is a need. […]

The Real Threats to Press Freedom in the Philippines

With the revoking of Rappler’s license to operate as a business, “opposition” were hopping mad about it being a dictatorship move and suppression of freedom of speech. But those are not what happened. What happened is that one of the real threats to press freedom and freedom of expression was brought to account. I’m not […]

Hero Worship Is Still Exploited for Duping Filipinos

Hero Worship remains so strong in Filipino society. Likely because, as I explained before, Filipinos see heroes as what they really want to be: lords and masters over others. Some others just want validation, and instead of trying to benefit others, they try to attack others and paint them as evil, such what Jover Laurio […]

Is 13th Month Pay Symbolic of Filipino Wastefulness?

We Filipinos take for granted the 13th month pay. We probably would go on a witch hunt if we found our company does not give it (let me note that 13th month pay is separate from Christmas bonuses). This pay scheme was mandated by a law introduced by Ferdinand Marcos in 1965, and it continues […]