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  • interxavier on Four Days Of World Class Sports That Further Showcase Pinoy Sports FutilityAnd that’s why there are so many Filipino bandwagon fans in the NBA. Just recently, Pinoy Laker “fans” started becoming vocal about their support for their team. Where exactly were they when the Lakers were the joke of the NBA from 2014-2018?
  • 556Hyden007Toro99998888.21 on Four Days Of World Class Sports That Further Showcase Pinoy Sports FutilityIt is easier to attach yourself to a real champion, than work out and sweat to become a champion , your self. The Filipino attitude in life is: you identify yourself with winners, and feel like a winner, yourself. It is the "Juan Tamad" attitude, that is making us remain in the bottom of life. Work, sweat and achieve are foreign to most Filipinos. So, some of us immigrate to foreign countries, to get out of the : crab mentality, Tambay mentality, mendicant mentality, cult of personality of corrupt political leaders, easy money mentality, and just plain stupidity. What I...
  • Robert Haighton on Four Days Of World Class Sports That Further Showcase Pinoy Sports FutilityHi Gogs, I really cant "translate" your word 'care'. So I will answer/respond the best way I can. For some football/soccer fans, football is like religion (no, I am not joking). Especially in south(ern) European and south(ern) american countries. In the dutch language many people say: 'voetbal is de belangrijkste bijzaak in de wereld' (Google translation: 'football is the most important side issue in the world'). Football is the most important sport in Europe. Highest attendances, highest tv audience and probably the biggest stadia (stadiums). Football started out as an elite sport (in my country) but is since many decades...
  • interxavier on Four Days Of World Class Sports That Further Showcase Pinoy Sports FutilityI won't speak for Areola but if I was in his shoes, I'd choose to play for France in a heartbeat. No, it's not about being unpatriotic. It's simply the logical route given the plethora of opportunities France can provide compared to the Philippines that can barely fill up a domestic football league game. I never had a problem with Fil-Foreigners being the majority in our football pool. They are the best we have. It's not their fault we aren't able to mass produce local talent in the same skill level as they are.
  • Gogs on Four Days Of World Class Sports That Further Showcase Pinoy Sports FutilityI totally agree. They mention all those things and they also conveniently ignore the scoreboard. Every single loss they will never say " We have to get better." They will just deal with emotion and pity and intangibles . Competing is all about getting better and learning from mistakes. I have no idea what playbook the pinoys are working from. Thank you.
  • Tobias on Filipinos should stop believing in “evil” in order to progress as a societyIncorrect. Religion is gaining ground, even in Europe, the continent where "Enlightenment" came from. It is common failing, even among intellectuals, to think that laws are not derived from the morality of the people. And the morality of the people is almost always predominantly shaped by the prevailing religion.
  • Tobias on Filipinos should stop believing in “evil” in order to progress as a societyNo, I'm not. You failed to comprehend my comment, proven by your statement "Which side is really ‘evil’ ? and ,of course, opposing sides will refer to each other as ‘evil’". Read it again. Slowly this time. "Propsing to get rid of both sides of evil is an even better idea. " - When you do not know if they are evil, then that is an extremely retarded idea.
  • mrericx on Four Days Of World Class Sports That Further Showcase Pinoy Sports FutilityHow could the Filipinos play any kind of sports without the use of their "pride" & their "pikunin" attitude, without the mix of foreign blood in their body & learn how to love our beloved country, the Philippines and use DISCIPLINE while they play any kind of sports without making their complains or excuses that they're too weak, too short & playing too dumb?
  • Gogs on Four Days Of World Class Sports That Further Showcase Pinoy Sports FutilityHi Robert ! Thank you as always. Maybe you know this but I was speculating on his choice and factors I believe that went into his choice. I gather you live in this country and its really not important where. My main theme in this particular blog was about care. Does this country care about football? That is my question. If the answer is no then why should a talent like Areola care about playing here if his home country cares about the game, taught him the game and was obviously a contender? Thank you again.
  • benign0 on Filipinos should stop believing in “evil” in order to progress as a societyI do recognise that religion was a strong contributing factor to the progressive ability of humans to organise themselves in ever larger scales over history. However, as the the use of religion as a power base to govern was replaced by governance by rule-of-law, the importance of religion, mysticism, and superstition has diminished. Today they may even have become liabilities. The concept of "evil" is superfluous in most modern societies where there is a coherent framework and a justice system that works -- because in such societies, there is a systematic way of determining guilt.
  • Robert Haighton on Four Days Of World Class Sports That Further Showcase Pinoy Sports FutilityAlphonse Areola has played for France at all youth levels. He is also eligible to play for the Philippine senior team due to his parents being both of Filipino heritage and in 2011 was personally invited by team manager Dan Palami to consider playing for the national team. (Copied from Wikipedia; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphonse_Areola)
  • The name is ROTTEN, JOHNNY ROTTEN on Filipinos should stop believing in “evil” in order to progress as a societyOnce Filipino's realize that the choices of Aquino or Marcos or Dueterte are actually choices of the wrong type, actually no choices at all, the sooner the country can embark to get rid of these proven scumbags/thieves. To believe that it has to be one or the other is to be trapped like a rat in a corner, with no way out. This is the biggest problem facing Filipino's, their choices are nothing but 'EVIL'. A cleansing is called for, TICK - TOCK, said the clock ! In 50 years if what was just stated is not heeded, nothing at...
  • JR on Filipinos should stop believing in “evil” in order to progress as a societyYou make a circular argument. Which side is really 'evil' ? and ,of course, opposing sides will refer to each other as 'evil'. Propsing to get rid of both sides of evil is an even better idea. Then there is no need, nor a call to, the moderate.
  • JOHNNY ROTTEN on Filipinos should stop believing in “evil” in order to progress as a society"EVIL IS NOT TECHNICAL PROBLEM...", WHAT ? The author of the work may not have wanted to point the population into the area that involves 'Pitchforks Torches and Ropes', but 'EVIL' is surely technical and more.......I go along with 'seeking tangible results' as a source of idea's to strive for as a common body of people, but I sense (without reading the article being referred to or knowing its context)that the author may have been thinking in broader multi-person activities rather than the 'day to day' goings on of the avg. Juan and Maria. Evil is everywhere I ever looked...
  • Tobias on Four Days Of World Class Sports That Further Showcase Pinoy Sports FutilityAh yes! The French-Filipino goalkeeper. I saw it first on facebook. Damn.... pinoy pride declarations are always this shameful...
  • salagintong bukid on Filipinos should stop believing in “evil” in order to progress as a societyi think what monsod means 'to fight evil' is to fight the yellow dynasty for what they have done to the country.
  • Tobias on Filipinos should stop believing in “evil” in order to progress as a societyThat is why moderates will never win in this game. As you can see, the side who wants positive change is faced against the side that does not want them because the change is "evil". Then there is the moderate. If you are in the side of positive change, then your enemy is the one who is against that change. And the enemy has (OBVIOUSLY) chosen its side. Then there is the moderate. The moderate insists that there is a middle ground despite the enemy already forcing the rest to the draw the line and pick a side. Eventually, in...
  • AnotherJuan on Filipinos should stop believing in “evil” in order to progress as a societyI agree with the gist of the article, though I would disagree with the title. Actually, one of the few areas I believe the Philippines is ahead of the rest of the world on is its adherence to traditional concepts like spirituality and family. While it can be faulted for its implementation of the above, the desire to take them seriously (even if only on a decorative level) is a step above much of the west and NEA these days. Eliminating the concept of evil and opening the door for moral relativism opens the door for the worst atrocities imaginable....
  • benign0 on The REAL Philippine State of the Nation demystified@niels mulder: What I conclude from what you wrote above, in short, the Philippines remains stuck in a mindset framed by Heimat or that inner world that does not go beyond family and immediate community. Modern nation/city-level society and those specially functioning under democratic governance require that Filipinos think beyond that frame but are, unfortunately, intellectually unequipped to do so. The result is what we see today -- a perverted democracy and a dysfunctional use of public space. The perversion of democracy has long been known, primarily in the way Filipinos repeatedly elect morons to office election in and election...
  • Klara on The REAL Philippine State of the Nation demystifiedConstant negative interference really damages a culture. Disruption has caused a discontinuity in cultural memory and doesn't allow them to self-correct. The Filipino concept of "malasakit" implies a multitude of potential.. for a collective selfhood, and individual strength if realized.
  • Kaylum on Should Filipino thought leaders communicate in ‘maka-masa’ style or in proper English?Mula ako sa Capiz, 15 years sa manila 16 years dito sa Capiz. Oo nung una. inaasar ako o parang may something sa pag trato nila sa akin the way kung paano ako mag salita. Pero sa panahon ngayon, internet at TV hindi na big deal sa kanila, actually normal nalang din gimagamit dito ung Filipino/Tagalog. may mga nakikilala ako dito tagalog mag salita hindi na ganon nila tratuhin the way kung anong approach nila sa akin dati. Nag eevolve din sila siguro isang katangian talaga ng wika iyon o magaling lang talagang mag adjust ang Pinoy.
  • salagintong bukid on Duterte’s popularity continues to soar despite the best efforts of the Opposition to shoot him downwhat will happen with crimes committed under the 87 constitution? should it be void if federalism push through? If so, the yellows want it to be federal form of government.
  • ChinoF on Filipinos should stop believing in “evil” in order to progress as a societySame old partisan baloney. "My political side is good, anything not with me is evil. If you differ, then you're evil too!" Now we have lots of people trying to be experts of a "second field." Not only do we have instant sports analysts after the Gilas-Aussie brawl, we have economists claiming to be experts on evil. Looks like there are too many job overlaps these days.
  • 67Hyden007Tor09876 on Filipinos should stop believing in “evil” in order to progress as a societyIn my opinion, evil exist; just look at the Aquino Cojuangco political axis, that are rooted like octopus in our country, draining the wealth of the nation. Look at Monsod, who is trying to lead us to fight, another "non tangible entity of evil". Like the Aquino Cojuangco /Cory Aquino, led us to fight the evil of the late Pres. Marcos and his Martial Law. The man and his Martial Law, is distorted, to the point, where it was known , as the, "personification of evil". I believe that evil is in our country, and in our world. Most of...
  • 33Hyden007Toro786588.33 on Duterte’s popularity continues to soar despite the best efforts of the Opposition to shoot him downThe SWS Pulse Asia survey , is an Aquino " political tool of disinformation". The Social Media, has already leveled the political playing field in our country. No politician can hide from the scrutiny of the public. No public relation firm can sell a politician thru disinformation. No amount of "political packaging", can make a political candidate , look like is beyond reproach. The YerllowTard use of necropolitics, disinformation, blaming a dead former President, "Martial Law bogeyman", etc..do not work anymore in this Age of Information Technology. They have to bring new faces, that are "not plastic" , we don't...
  • niels mulder on The REAL Philippine State of the Nation demystifiedNote on the Extra-Judicial or makalusot way of life c. Niels Mulder We should be aware of the fact that Filipino existence unfolds in its inner world of family, relatives, friends, and immediate community. There it is, should be at least, whole, and it is there that it is vulnerable, exposed as it is to the exigencies of life in the present, with millions going overseas in the hope to experience materially better conditions, or dwelling in the social media on internet, so forgetting about life in the real world while “feeling stuck in the comfort zone of likes and...
  • Tunod on Duterte’s popularity continues to soar despite the best efforts of the Opposition to shoot him downSame thing with our decaying infrastructure and broken buildings, and over-bloated bureaucracy. Either the DepEd continues to let their Yellow Myth dogma of "It's all Corruption's fault!" fallacy instead of getting people interested in understanding how the Government works and join in the process making the elected officials accountable instead of falling for slogans about Anti-corruption or joining useless protests. The current administration needs to get an information drive about Federalism, the SONA for this month is the perfect avenue to inform people, it's understandable that the average Filipino is too busy working on a living, but they need to...
  • salagintong bukid on Duterte’s popularity continues to soar despite the best efforts of the Opposition to shoot him downmatthysse saved pacquiao's legacy. he didn't deliver that punch which send matthysse down 3 times, it was not a knock out punch. .... btw, will pacquiao pay his revenue arrears of more or less 4 billion pesos now? what's in his mind about that?
  • Klara on Duterte’s popularity continues to soar despite the best efforts of the Opposition to shoot him downThe survey about federalism is expected. Most people reject what they don't understand (yet). Coupled with inaccurate binary questioning and you get that kind of result. It's also not surprising that there's not much literacy and interest in civics, when emphasis has been focused on just making a living. We barely pay attention to a necessary foundation.
  • Tunod on Filipinos should stop believing in “evil” in order to progress as a society"Evil" is a matter of perspective. We could waste time with indoctrinating people with which is "Evil" and which is "Good" like what happened after the People Power Revolution, and what happened? Our entire country regressed, supposedly the "Good" guys won and history painted them as them as having saved us from the brink. And it continues today that supposedly the "Good" guys lost in 2016 again, and now we're back to the dark ages. Melodramatic and hyperbolic nonsense. You can have a supposedly "Good" person lead the country like the last time, and nothing would improve but their bottomline....