Do immigrants steal jobs from their host country’s natives?

The common-sense wisdom is that they do, because they work cheap. Take Silicon Valley. They lead the pack whining about a lack of “programming talent”. Their solution to that “challenge” is to (1) open America’s doors to immigrant “talent” and (2) convince girls that coding is a cool activity to engage in. The hope is […]

So why do you REALLY ‘celebrate’ Valentine’s Day?

No, really. Why DO you? Have you ever given it much thought? Yes, this is probably for many one of those “let’s not go there” topics. But we will go there, simply because I can.   Why do you subject yourself to the hassle of having to compete with other couples in your neck of […]

Next Philippine president should cut Ph dependence on easy OFW money

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) rock. They number in the millions and, collectively, are the bedrock of the Philippine economy. They account for up to 10 percent of the value of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and fuel the massive expansion of the Philippines’ retail and entertainment industries. But the question most often asked about […]

Even intelligent people embrace dumbed-down thinking

It’s no wonder people have gotten so dumbed-down that they are now considering electing the sorts of idiots we see on TV nowadays. I now question the theory that a lack of education or even a lack of intelligence contributes to the “tyranny of the majority” that results in dumb leaders ascending power or idiotic […]

Stop The Networking Scam!

Multi-level Marketing (MLM), network marketing, pyramid marketing, or commonly known in the Philippines as simply “networking” is a marketing strategy in which the involved personnel act as distributors of the product and are in some way forced to consume it. It’s a revolutionary and inexpensive way of selling products of companies which saves them the […]

The Problem with Filipino views about English Speakers

Here’s a certain reaction I heard about English-Speaking Filipinos: “Ha? Bakit tayo nag-i-Ingles? Mayaman ba tayo? (Why should we be speaking English? Are we rich?)” When I also noticed that people always assume I was rich and moneyed, I asked my mom about it and she said, “How could they not? You look white and […]

Make Money Quick with Religion

Psst… Hey! Yes you, the one reading this article right now. Are you interested in making some money? Of course you are. The cost of daily living can be quite taxing. Literally. So are you looking to make a quick buck? Don’t worry, this isn’t some kind of business scheme. It’s something much, much better! […]

The real losers in the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight are the consumers!

What will ultimately determine Manny Pacquiao’s earnings from his visually disappointing fight with Floyd Mayweather are pay per view (PPV) earnings. Pay per view programs are shows offered by cable TV companies on demand to their subscribers for a one-time fee. In the case of the Pacquiao-Mayweather spectacle yesterday, that fee could be anywhere from […]