Voting For President Is Pointless If You Forget the Legislative Branch

Have you decided on who you’ll vote for congressman of your district yet? Have you tried looking beyond the hype of the executive, and instead analyzed the people who could be senators soon?  Or have you been too caught up in the nationwide fanaticism that surrounds the 2016 presidential elections, you’ve probably forgotten that there are […]

Philippine Elections: Feudal “Democracy” At Its Most Spectacular

With more or less a month to go before the May 2016 Philippine general elections, it’s sincerely hoped that we Filipinos would now on an individual level have some sort of idea of how we want our so-called nation to be run and by whom. In the long run, however, the results would more likely […]

Filipino Spirituality Needs To Evolve

When the hundreds of thousands of devotees of the Black Nazarene of Quiapo have long since finished their often dangerous and fatal attempt to touch their icon, one could ask the question: why have the individual spiritual transformations that have taken place in this mass devotion not translated in the collective transformation of Filipino spirituality as […]

Five Dangerous HIV/AIDS Myths That Many Filipinos Still Believe

According to the November 2015 report of the Philippine Department of Health (DOH), there are now close to 40,000 people in the country who are considered HIV positive. More than three-fourths of these cases have been due to male homosexual contact, while a little bit more than 12,000 of the total are now on treatment. […]

Which 2016 Candidate Will Repeal the Lina Law on Informal Settlers?

As part of an ongoing series that focuses on issues rather than personalities for the 2016 Philippine General Elections, this short essay zeroes in on one of the country’s most chronic problems. Among other things, the lack of rural development, as well as the constant attraction of urban city life, have increased the population of […]

Who Among the 2016 Candidates Will Hold BS Aquino Accountable After His Term?

Shortly after a popular uprising in 2001, Philippine President Joseph “Erap” Estrada was removed from his position and replaced by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who before that point was the Vice President. Under pursuit by Arroyo and the Supreme Court, Estrada was arrested for government plunder and found guilty after a lengthy trial, though Arroyo eventually pardoned him […]

Who Among the 2016 Candidates will Prioritize Climate Issues?

Clearly my most recent article hit a delicate nerve (or to put it colloquially, “aimed for the butthurt”), as revealed by the numerous replies left by visitors who took the time to skim through it. Most of the comments have only proven my point: instead of rebutting the various other points which I offered in […]

The 2016 Philippine Presidential Candidates Are All Dipshits

The clown car parade that the 2016 Philippine presidential elections are turning out to be only proves that many Filipinos don’t want to think for themselves. Rather, as is typical of the “Pinoy” mindset, they look upon other people and choose to let these other people think for them when determining how they want their […]