The Real Pinoy Problem: Colonial Mentality Or Cultural Ignorance

There’s certainly been a lot of hullabaloo after President Rodrigo Duterte allegedly cursed American President Barrack Obama. As a matter of fact, there have been more than a few articles written about it as of late. There are those that say that President Rodrigo Duterte should learn some manners or at least some diplomatic tact and then […]

The “Pak Ganern” Challenges And Other Philippine Media Trends: The Cycle Of Stupidity And Madness Continues

So here we are again ladies and gentlemen. Again, I would like to go out of my way to tell you all that this will just be another rant rather than a right and proper article but sometimes, some things need to be said regardless of how harsh they may seem. Also, I really don’t […]

Blame It On Yaya

Let’s admit it. We’re soft. By we, I am talking about us urban middle class and upper-middle class Filipinos. There are many reasons for this, all imbedded in Philippine culture. I submit some obvious ones for your consideration: 1) Growing up with maids – From birth, we have relied on our poorer countrymen to literally […]

Marcos’s burial at the LNMB proves a point: His ouster in 1986 was against the law

There are people wondering why there is such a strong push to have the remains of former President Ferdinand Marcos interred at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB). Perhaps these people need to approach that question from the perspective of the “other side”. If you were one of the Marcoses, wouldn’t you want former President […]

Of Dogs And Men: On The Complacency And Gullibility Of Pinoys

My grandfather, Heaven keep his soul, died a few weeks ago after suffering a fatal heart attack in the hospital. He died at the age of 90, an age I suppose some of us here can only envy. Anyway, truth be told, he was never really my grandfather by blood. An American from North Carolina, […]

How Idolatry Prevents Progress In The Philippines

So people call me out on the harshness of my choice of words, my alleged “arrogance” and my tendency to berate the public figures they worship. Truth be told though, I don’t really blame them. For all intents and purposes, I will admit to the fact that I tend to choose very scathing remarks. Unfortunately, […]

Manny Pacquiao In The Senate: Proof That Pinoys Are Idiots

I never thought I’d be writing this to be honest. In truth, I really believed for just a moment that there may be hope for the Filipino people. That perhaps, on some level, there was enough of God’s wisdom that existed within their hearts for them to think critically and make the right choice. That […]

Secularism For The Sake Of Progress

Now, again, before I begin I would like to point out that that I am a practicing Catholic. This doesn’t mean I am a good person and that, on the contrary, I’m actually more than a little nasty. What it does mean is that I go to church on a weekly basis and pray as […]