Filipinos cannot tell the difference between ‘fake news’ and literary fiction

Can we really blame Filipinos’ addiction to “fake news”? For that matter, are Filipinos really in any position to pontificate on the subtle differences between the art of producing “fake news” and the art of producing good fiction? We are, after all, talking about a people who see no difference between the persona that actor […]

Philippine ISPs emerge winners in gov’t ban on Internet adult content!

Certain adult sites are now supposedly banned in the Philippines — or, at least, users have noted that some of them are no longer accessible. BBC News reports… The Philippines government has not given any official explanation of why the sites have suddenly been blocked. However, the country’s National Telecommunications Commission confirmed to CNN that […]

Was the Philippines’ mainstream media hoodwinked into reacting to #LeniLeaks?

That, of course, is a question that will underlie countless debates over the foreseeable future. Was there a conspiracy to oust sitting President Rodrigo Duterte in the works behind the shadowy non-security of a YahooGroups message forum? Is there really evidence to support sedition charges against Leni Robredo’s camp sitting in those “leaked” emails? Only […]

Isang Mensahe Para Kay Mocha Uson, Ang Bagong Myembro Ng MTRCB

Binibining Uson, Congratulations sa iyo, Ms. Uson! Isa ka na ngayong myembro ng MTRCB at mamamahala ng mga palabas dito sa ating bansa. Pag-pasensyahan mo na sana ang pagta-Tagalog ko dahil lumaki ako sa puder ng lolo kong Amerikano kaya hindi talaga ako sanay mag-type sa Tagalog. Bueno, pipilitin kong gawing maiksi at deretso ang […]

MTRCB Member Mocha Uson: How and Why

So earlier today, Mocha Uson was appointed to the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) as a board member. Reactions are mixed; jubilant among Mocha’s followers and full of shock and anger among her critics, especially the young Tweeting millennials. I’m not shocked at all for my part. I’ve been saying this to […]

Who’s afraid of Leni Robredo?

Is there something to fear, when it comes to “Vice-president” Leni Robredo? The widow of Jesse, who can easily give off an impression na di makabasag pinggan? Veteran insufferable gossip, sorry, “investigative journalist”, Raissa Robles raises the question… Who’s afraid of Leni Robredo? The Ka-DDS are out in full force bashing her for being in […]

Typhoon #NinaPH: the struggle for Leni Robredo’s PR image is on! #Nockten

To observe someone’s true colors, especially leaders, it is best done when they are in situations they cannot plan for, or cannot entirely control. An easy example, of course, would be to see how one takes charge in the aftermath of natural calamities. That in itself is a crisis situation that can easily go awry. […]

3 Steps To Finding Success And Happiness In One’s Life

After reading Fallen Angel’s latest article, I find myself wondering just why is it that so many Pinoys love basketball and singing even though they never really excel in either of those. Truth be told, when observed carefully, Filipinos are actually kind of smart. Maybe not genius-level smart like the Germans are but a standard […]