We need to talk about that Kwentong Jollibee Valentines ad!

Napakasakit! The latest Jollibee ad hits to the core! Watch the ad first. Spoilers follow so no peeking! 🙂 Sadness… Well, si girl naman kasi. How dreadful for the guy, but what to do when you are in the girl’s shoes?? Thus, the age-old relationship question that keeps us perennially flumoxed: Can a boy and […]

Beauty Contests and Form over Substance

The recent Miss Universe beauty pageant and other events about “beautiful people” have again brought up the Filipino malady of valuing form over substance. Many of us people born without the looks are being made to cheer for people who were lucky to be born with good looks, similar to how the peasants and peons […]

Maxine Medina just simply wasn’t Miss Universe material

Pia Wurtzbach was a tough act to follow. But then again, that is why she was Miss Universe 2016 — because she was an exceptional one. It is understandable, of course, that Filipinos would cheer on Maxine Medina as this year’s Miss Universe pageant transpired. But the fact is, Maxine proved to be not up […]

Iza Calzado laments how Anti-Marcos fundamentalists divide the nation

Actress Izadora Calzado is under fire from the usual social media suspects following her flattering impersonation of former First Lady Imelda Marcos at a party. GMA News Online reports Calzado’s explanation of her interesting choice of costume she wore to Tim Yap’s birthday celebration to impersonate Mrs. Marcos… “Decided to channel my inner Imelda Marcos […]

Hipsters threaten to kill artists who perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration

The irony seems to escape the community of America’s coastal hipster cliques. Jeering the coming inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump has become some sort of fashion statement among the trendy set nowadays. But where does one draw the line? Dream Girls star Jennifer Holliday who initially agreed to sing at the event backed out […]

Anti-Marcos reaction to Sandro Marcos’s Rogue One tweet exposes them as chumps!

With just a four-word tweet, Sandro Marcos, son of Vice-Presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos, attracted all sorts of “mockery” from the anti-Marcos buzzing bees again: As handily summed up by local media, anti-Marcos people were quick to remind Sandro, that the movie Rogue One is “a story of a rebellion trying to overthrow an oppressive tyrannical […]

No More Nonsense Films For This Year’s MMFF: Why I Have Some Hope For The Media

Now, most of you have read enough of my work to know that I am often fiercely critical of the Philippine mainstream media. As a matter of fact, just about all of my articles involve bashing them in some way. However now, I begin to see a ray of hope for our local mainstream media […]

Congratulations Kylie Verzosa, Miss International 2016!

Kylie Fausto Verzosa (born February 7, 1992) a Filipino model and beauty pageant titleholder was crowned Binibining Pilipinas International 2016 and Miss International 2016. Verzosa was born in Baguio City, Philippines. She graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and works as a pre-school teacher. She is a teacher […]