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 […]

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. […]

Liza Soberano – Sobering Truth that Pinoy Inbreeding (Jover Laurio) is NOT the Answer

Fil-Am hybrid Liza Soberano just bagged the recent Most Beautiful Face of 2017 award, competing not just among Filipinas but across the international Who’s Who of the most admired women around the globe. Even surpassing Hollywood stars like Gal Gadot and Natalie Portman (Full List Here), Liza’s striking beauty is a result of the amazing […]

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 […]

Does Jover Laurio symbolise for Filipinos what it means to be a great people?

Craig Nelson introduces his book Rocketmen, with the story of a 1969 United States Senate briefing (shortly after Apollo 11 landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon) where Fermilab physicist Robert Wilson is asked how a $250 million atom smasher he proposes be built will contribute to the security of the United States. […]

Wait a minute… Why do Filipinos hate the Marcoses so much to begin with?

Would the Philippines have gone on to be a better country had the late former President Ferdinand Marcos never existed and, as a consequence, the “Martial Law years” never transpired? The way Filipino “activists” keep harping about the “evil” Marcos and the “dark ages” he subjected the Philippines to under his “Martial Law regime”, it […]

The annual Quiapo Church Black Nazarene fiesta (Traslacion) and Filipinos’ fascination with crowding

It remains quite the modern-day curiosity how more than a million people would troop to Manila for a chance to catch a glimpse and possibly — hoping against hope — touch the “revered” Black Nazarene figurine. I don’t get it. How is this crowding around a relic different, say, from the 30,000 Filipinos several years ago who trooped to […]