Duterte vs drugs, Gina Lopez vs the mines: Next up: Who will KILL the jeepneys?

Gina Lopez is one badass government official. Unlike most government officials, she is beholden to no one — not even her own parents who she left at 18 to do missionary work in the slums of Africa. This is presumably the reason Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte chose her to be his Environment Secretary. The Philippines, […]

Sec Gina Lopez faces off with miners while VP Leni Robredo, well, holds ANOTHER press conference

As expected, Vice President Leni Robredo, in her recent press conference remains stuck in issuing motherhood statements about President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. So much for the symbol of “woman power” she was put up to by her social media fans. Unfortunately for Robredo, that ill-thought-out branding no longer flies — not with the […]

Inequality is what makes the world an interesting place to be human

That meme where feminists in other countries are shown dressed in military gear with guns locked and loaded looking really badass while American feminists are shown looking all hip, hedonistic, self-indugent and, well, millennial. Priceless. Open this week’s issue of TIME and get a load of how many pages were devoted to that Women’s March […]

Filipino hipsters unite around #CoronIsNotBikiniBottom to rail against Nickelodeon’s Palawan plans

The Philippines is not exactly among the most pristine tropical island destinations listed in most tourist brochures. Why? Because of a lot of things owing to Filipinos’ renowned Reverse Midas Touch syndrome. Look no further than how Manila, the country’s premiere metropolis, is managed. Decrepit public utility buses and jeepneys belch toxic black smoke as […]

What The Hague?! Philippines helped China build structures on disputed islands in the South China Sea

I first read it on some obscure website months ago. Knowing that one has to be careful about what one reads online nowadays, I waited for mainstream media to pick it up before taking it seriously. Unfortunately, it has taken years before they did. Just this week, Philippine mainstream media finally publicised reports about how […]

Pinoys Abuse Nature Like Nobody’s Business And Then Cry Like Babies When She Lashes Out

I remember someone saying that a lot of Filipinos are “asar-talo”. This translates to a person who loves to make fun of others but cry bloody murder when the tables are turned on him and given a taste of his own medicine. I don’t know about you but I’ve met my share of that kind of people. […]

Why coal-minded Duterte is on the wrong side of history

In about 4 billion years from now, the Sun will leave the main sequence and will evolve into a Red Giant. While this stellar evolution is a spectacular cosmic phenomenon, it marks as well the complete annihilation of life on Earth. But long before that, in only about half a billion years, “the Sun gets […]

Publice Service Announcement: 3 Safety Tips For This Summer

It’s the last week of April and we’re only halfway through the summer. Indeed, according to statistics, this year’s summer is one of the hottest on record and our problems with searing heat and dusty drought are far from over. However, there are ways you can minimize the more negative impacts of the summer. After all, […]