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  • Ross Galan on Why It’s Useless for Filipinos to be DefensiveIt IS useless for Filipinos (I'd rather call them Pilipinos) and all citizens of the world to be defensive. You see, there's NOTHING to be defensive about. If you feel bad about anything said to you, its YOUR EGO they're saying it to, NOT you! Ego loves to be defensive, but you see, you're NOT your EGO; you are YOU! We needn't prove anything to anyone. There's NOTHING to prove. We are "perfect" just the way we are! _ __ _ _ _ _ Ross Galán, Ph. D. NLP Spiritual Life Coach
  • Moonboomer on Critics of Duterte’s war on drugs are all talk but offer no alternative solutions to solving the drug problemTHAT is the problem with most Filipino's, they study the crap out of an issue then " it's not gonna work" mentality automatically comes in. Hindi pa naguumpisa ang laro talo na agad ang iniisip !!!!
  • Moonboomer on “My Family’s Slave” is a story familiar to a lot of Filipino familiesIn my day, middle income families need maids for household support from both parent's needing to work to support the necessities, children's education and medical expenses. Some families with the "Spaniard" mentality or the " Keeping up with the Joneses" mentality do abuse the help coz of their limited common sense. Heck they are maids/help because of limited education. Advantage for the help is money for their childs education, free living arrangements and food. It's a win-win situation for them and for the families so they will take the abuse rather than go homeless, hungry and jobless.
  • Moonboomer on Is diskarte more important than good English as Marian Rivera says?Of course sa Pinas "Diskarte" is a necessity for survival unless people wants global connection, then english becomes a necessity.
  • Moonboomer on Is the Duterte presidency fated to be a wasted opportunity?My country understands what my country needs. In spite of the deceit and propagandas around the world against us, things are progressing in the homefront. There will be partisans and political conflicts but the true colors will eventually come out. Ignorance has declined thanks to social media and its drivers. NorKo will always threaten with nukes, EU will always favor and the US will always pick fights using using third parties and the global economy will always be what it is "Adapting & Reinventing". A thief forced in a corner will always sing the right song to the highest bidder....
  • A review on the GetRealPhilippines.com blog – unicorns are reaaaaal on How one becomes a Yellowtard[…] The Get Real Philippines blog talks about the “demagoguery” of the “Yellowtards”. The blog is entitled “How to become a Yellowtard.” (How to become a Yellowtard) […]
  • salagintong bukid on How one becomes a Yellowtardwow the yellow attack dogs found another one to destabilize the administration. they want president Duterte to fight china hehehehe, they think the people will support that. that lagoon at china sea that was told where captain kids' treasure was hidden is a hoax. so stop it yellowtards there's no gold bars there....OMG!
  • Brian on Filipinos cannot progress if they cannot follow even simple guidelinesFilipinos are law abiding. Of course, you have crime, because it is everywhere, part of the human condition. But I have been all over the Philippines, China, Japan, Hong Kong, and I am a native of the USA. My preferred country is the Phils. In all my time in the Phils, I have never experienced a crime. Nor do I live in gated communities or hotels. I stay with family, ride jeepneys and tricycles, as well as the bus and taxicabs. My experience is real I think "the problem" is, too many pinoys/pinays pointing out "the problem" The Philippines is...
  • Klara on Critics of Duterte’s war on drugs are all talk but offer no alternative solutions to solving the drug problemWhat do you get when you combine excessive PC, liberalism, multiculturalism and induced literalism? Self-censorship and emotionally charged knee-jerk reactions. Makes people vulnerable hence easier to change their traditions and culture (and "values"-though a neutral concept) . We're wired to initially react emotionally, that's why propagandas are designed to trigger emotional responses. When we keep feeling, we think less. Or not at all.
  • Duardum on Critics of Duterte’s war on drugs are all talk but offer no alternative solutions to solving the drug problemGreat, so the country needs to pull it's thumb out and educate people in that respect. But the people who are here now are here, nothing we can do about that....
  • Jasbinder on Why Andray Blathche Being A Proud Pinoy Makes Perfect SenseI am of Indian blood, but was raised in the Philippines from the age of three until I was 24. Thereafter, I left for Canada. I am a proud Canadian citizen now. I wanted to be a Filipino citizen and yearned for acceptance. But society cast me away because I was a "Bumbay." Now that I'm in Canada, many of Filipino peers proclaim that I am "pusong-pinoy." I'm Canadian, only. My talents and heart belong to Canada.
  • ewankosayo on Why the West holds license to comment on slavery in the PhilippinesYUP! Philippines will always be lagging behind!
  • Robert Haighton on Critics of Duterte’s war on drugs are all talk but offer no alternative solutions to solving the drug problemDuardum, I can end my own misery and my own poverty by NOT procreating. The kids that I dont put on this world will not suffer the same ordeal. I dont need a government to solve MY poverty. Maybe some (or a lot of) people in PH should do the same. The fact that I am here (on this planet) cant be changed anymore. But the least I can do is make sure that no kids of mine will have to have the same rotten life I am having. That is no rocket science but using a brain cell or...
  • Duardum on Critics of Duterte’s war on drugs are all talk but offer no alternative solutions to solving the drug problemDrugs exist the World over, but become more prevalent in failed societies where they are used to escape poverty, abuse and the hopelessness of life. Where the people are endlessly failed by successive governments, leading to the feeling that things can never get better. Failure of our governments one after the other combined with our depressing history of abuse of workers, the old, the poor and children leaves us all feeling helpless and hopeless, inevitably pushing some into crime and drugs (usually both - one feeding the other). We inform people to 'be honest - even if others...' in town...
  • Propaganda Boy on How one becomes a YellowtardConservatives and Nationalists do not want yellowtards because Yellows stand for left-wing leftism.
  • Propaganda Boy on How one becomes a YellowtardYellowtards are just a mix of Anti-Semites and Communists who love Aquinos, Liberal Party, Democrats of the USA, Obama and Clinton.
  • salagintong bukid on How one becomes a Yellowtardit's the end of the beginning of the yellow dynasty. the yellow SC decision to bury Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is nothing but a twist to the minds of the people to create chaos, but the citizens didn't respond to block the burial and they failed at the end of the road. now the future generation will ask, why is he Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani? well, he's the real Hero. it ends there.
  • patrizia on Maricel Soriano’s alleged abuse of domestic workers reflects Filipino societyold post. does this repost mean maricel soriano still insults and abuses her household help?
  • marius on Why the West holds license to comment on slavery in the PhilippinesNiall: it's just the standard intellectual laziness of Filipinos, couched in high-falutin' language. If they can't justify something objectively, they'll scream "wacism!" and it'll all just go away. The "you foreigners think you know better, coming here telling us how to run our country ... " overlooks a rather fundamental fact: we do know better, because our cultures have been there before, and we know from hard experience what works and what doesn't. Cultures evolve by absorbing good ideas from others. This sort of voluntary assimilation is a major reason why The West looks like it does today. The Philippines...
  • 888Hyden007Toro9898989.999 on Why the West holds license to comment on slavery in the Philippines@DAVE: Appliances are already being used in the U.S. and first world countries, that wash clothes (washing machine); and dryer ( clothes drying machine). There are dishwashing machines, also. All are run electronically... Robots having Artificial Intelligence, are tested on experimental/prototype basis; to do: servant's work; nursing work; and nurses/medical aides work. Artificial Intelligence is a new field. It is a very interesting field. Robots, learning to think like humans...talking and acting like humans ... Welcome to the 21st century...the Philippines is wallowing in 18th century technologies , and idiotic politics! Ah...Pobre Filipinas !
  • Dave on Why the West holds license to comment on slavery in the PhilippinesIf only they'd invent appliances that can wash our clothes and dishes for us.
  • Niall R on Why the West holds license to comment on slavery in the PhilippinesAre these not very similar circumstances to those that Filipinos love to rail against when they take place in Singapore or Hong Kong ? Does 'Westjacking' become 'Asiajacking' when conduct considered normal in Asia is transposed into a society where it becomes borderline illegal ?
  • salagintong bukid on How one becomes a Yellowtardthe yellow attack dogs won't stop until luisita is distributed. turn it to a productive rice field and the pilipinos problem will be solved. provide the farmers a deep well irrigation...it's the only way.
  • 846Hyden007Toro8799766.999 on Why the West holds license to comment on slavery in the PhilippinesThis is the way of life of most Upper Middle Class Filipinos...They have "katulong" or "kasambahay". Or, It is a necessity...to some ; it is one way to show off, to others... To most, they grew up with the: "katulong", "kasambahay" or the "yaya"...they cannot do away with them...it is part of their lives... It is the culture of most Upper Class Filipinos...they don't like to do houseworks. Somebody must do laundry for them. Somebody must cook for them. Somebody must set the table for them. Somebody must wash the dishes for them...all manual works must be done by somebody......
  • d_forsaken on Why the West holds license to comment on slavery in the PhilippinesTo be given dominion over another is a hard thing; to wrest dominion over another is a wrong thing; to give dominion of yourself to another is a wicked thing.
  • d_forsaken on “My Family’s Slave” is a story familiar to a lot of Filipino familiesSince I joined GRP, I was no longer a liberal, a believer in the self-correcting character of the Failippines democracy. I was a radical, believing that something fundamental was wrong in this country -- not just the existence of poverty amidst great wealth, not just the horrible treatment of people, but something rotten at the root. The situation required not just a new president or new laws, but an uprooting of the old order, the introduction of a new kind of society -- cooperative, peaceful, egalitarian.
  • d_forsaken on How one becomes a YellowtardThe best measure of a Failipino politician’s electoral success was becoming not how successfully he/she could broker people’s desires, but how well he/she could tap their fears. In desperate times, all the old lies come creeping around again.
  • SnareYellow on “My Family’s Slave” is a story familiar to a lot of Filipino familiesProbably just one of the multiple stories that occurred in that time period. If one is to be shocked at the current stories today of Filipino domestic helpers being maltreated and not being compensated by their foreigner masters - then it isn't really quite a stretch to imagine that a rich Filipino family would also do the same. Some sob story indeed, but not really that quite different from probably the other untold stories which have yet to be known. Ask any rich expatriate Filipino family of this particular time period and you might not really be that surprised if...
  • Mystique Girl on “My Family’s Slave” is a story familiar to a lot of Filipino familiesand it's not surprising why the housewife is always tagged with "lang" just a housewife, just a maid, I think Pinoys have a strong negativity towards in household chores. it's not equal to work to them. that's why too many children can't do any chores right now and many Pinoy husbands are so allergic to help their wives in household works, it diminished their masculinity..lol... continuous dysfunctionality
  • William E Jackson on “My Family’s Slave” is a story familiar to a lot of Filipino familiesWhy does my wife need a live in maid that is a relative that we do not pay? I got married to a Filipina and this was the first thing that she wanted to do, have a relative work as a maid for us for free. We had a big argument. We have no kids and I really thought it was wrong to not pay a person for working. I was really surprised when I talked about this at my University here in the Philippines, nearly everyone agreed with my wife and told me that it is the best way...