The interrupted speech of Krisel Mallari

The reason why I do not subscribe to the general perception that Ms. Mallari should be praised for her speech is that the details surrounding the incident I have seen and read about just do not support the parameters of what I believe to be traits accorded to bravery and/or integrity—the rallying cry and slogan […]

ABS-CBN’s Forevermore Teleserye Contributes to Benguet Watershed Destruction

Here’s another thing that people have missed because of those fake environmentalists protesting the cutting of 60 trees in Luneta Hill, Baguio City… A VITAL watershed in Tuba, Benguet is being destroyed by development and the influx of thousands of tourists attracted by ABS-CBN’s Forevermore Teleserye that is being shot there.  But before that, let me […]

The Philippines needs some kryptonite to battle China over the Spratly Islands

Lex Luthor: Miss Teschmacher, when I was six years old my father said to me… Miss Teschmacher: “Get out.” Lex Luthor: Ha ha. Before that. He said, “Son, stocks may rise and fall, utilities and transportation systems may collapse. People are no damn good, but they will always need land and they’ll pay through the […]

A Foreign Blogger’s Poor Opinion on Filipino Food And What’s Seriously Wrong About Filipino Food Blogging

Blogger Agnes Walewinder’s post on eTramping about her poor opinion of Filipino food isn’t going to get link loving from me.  Not because I am butt hurt or that I’m taking her criticism of Filipino food personally, but because I really think her blog post is so poorly written and its criticism has little value […]

ABS-CBN’s “Flesh-Eating Disease” Hoax Takes a Sadly Predictable Turn

So the story goes like this: Sometime in April of last year, a self-styled “prophet” — an Indian man whose name is either “Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj” or “Vincent” — of a hiterto unheard-of religious organization called Jesus Ministries delivered a fire-and-brimstone sermon to a gathering in the Cuneta Astrodome, in which he prophesied, among other […]

The DoTC Rocking Horse Complete’s Study to Make Metro Manila Commute Cost Efficient

“It’s  fact of Filipino life that you never really know when or if you’re going to arrive at your destination after leaving the house.” — Said by some random stranger inside an MRT coach. What Public Transport System? Before getting into the DoTC’s recently completed World Bank funded (WB)-funded Philippine Transit Information Service (PTIS), I think […]

Told ya so: Ateneo de Manila President Fr Ramon Villarin sides with CBCP heresy charge vs faculty

Sometimes being right all the time gets boring. What can be so complicated or even “mind boggling” about how Fr Ramon Villarin, President of the Ateneo de Manila University, sides with the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Phiippines’s (CBCP) censure of faculty members found to be teaching “inappropriate” matters on reproductive health? The Ateneo, after […]

In The Land Of The Blind The One Eyed Man Is King

“Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for – because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.” Peter Marshall There are many who applaud Lito Lapid’s speech during the Corona impeachment trial as a big thumbs up for the common man. I see […]