Driving a jeepney is a parasitical profession

Do jeepneys have a future in Philippine public transport? The answer most people would like to hear to the above question is quite disturbing. Jeepneys have a future because these provide employment to hundreds of thousands of Filipinos. They will be deprived of a livelihood if jeepneys are phased out. What is wrong with this […]

So what if Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was “not invited” to the 2017 G20 Summit?

So now the Yellowtards (that clique of self-styled “leaders” of the Philippine Opposition) have moved on and latched on to another one of those news snippets that they hope will give them their next validation fix. It’s now about the purported “snubbing” of President Rodrigo Duterte by the host of this year’s G20 summit. According […]

Weakness has CONSEQUENCES: Victims of bullying are NOT entitled to help

Do the weak deserve to be bullied? Of course not. But do the weak tend to be bullied? Yes they do. See the difference between the two ways the question is framed? The way a question is framed spells the difference between the two answers. Bullying is wrong and people should stand up to bullying. […]

Filipinos need to kill their cultural demons in order to kill their real enemies

Filipinos need to “unite” to solve their big macro national problems. Yet Filipinos, unfortunately, are a people pulled in different directions. We have Yellowtards versus Dutertards, the masses versus the oligarchs, Christians versus Muslims, and Imperial Manila versus the rest of the country among other battles being waged that are ripping Philippine society apart. Adding […]

A delusion of “peace” led to the destruction of Marawi City

I don’t want war. All I want is peace. Peace. Peace! A little piece of Poland, a little piece of France A little piece of Portugal and Austria perchance A little slice of Turkey and all that that entails Und then a piece of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales A little nip of Norway, a […]

Philippine society cannot change unless Filipinos change the way they think

Recent events have once again proven how important information is. Now an overused cliché, it is still worth reminding, in this age of the Internet and social media, how fast information can spread. While the human mind is wired to respond quickly to stories, it is not particularly well-equipped to evaluate data outside of an […]

Bridging the divide between Manila and Mindanao

Physically, what separates Luzon and Mindanao, are the Philippine Sea, and the Visayas island group. Modern transportation has enabled this physical distance to be bridged: what was once a several-day sea journey, can also be traversed by a 1-2 hour airplane flight (if you have the money for it, of course). In terms of sentiment, […]

We Rip What We Sew: Hindrances to Genuine Progress in the Philippines

As if being relentlessly subjected to searing heat and powerful devastating typhoons, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes on the Pacific Rim of Fire was not enough, many Filipinos like savage wolves are having a field day tearing apart their little would-have-been tropical paradise. Analogous to termites which build their house by slowly destroying their host’s fully […]