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 […]

Pia Wurtzbach’s Miss Universe 2015 title: another win for Filipinos’ legendary online voting prowess?

Filipinos had “the power to make Pia Wurtzbach win.” It’s true, because that’s according to the Inquirer.net which asserted in an 18th Decembmer report, Filipinos “can cast their votes for their favorite delegates during each series of competition in the live telecast. The worldwide scores will help determine which girl will be crowned the next […]

APEC 2015: a time for Filipinos to reflect on their place in the global economy

What do ordinary Filipinos really want to get out of the imperative to “showcase” the Philippines’ best foot to the delegates of the coming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum that Manila is hosting this year? For many, it will be an opportunity to go on an extended vacation, taking up the “encouragement” coming from […]

Will President Noynoy Aquino go down in history as a good president?

Probably not. For the essential and even critical problems that have beset the Philippines for decades, there was hardly any change that came out over the last six years under his watch. Why? The answer is quite simple: President BS Aquino did not try hard enough. Consider the manner with which BS Aquino’s fans lauded […]

Putting The Cart Before The Horse: A Serious Pinoy Problem

When I read into history, I can’t help but notice that the Philippines has so little to show when it comes to leaving a mark on the world at large. I mean sure, we have people like Manny Pacquiao, Leah Salonga and quite a few other individuals who are of some worth on a global […]

Filipinos would rather be butthurt about the past than gung-ho about the future

The intellectual DNA of Philippine society is flawed at its most fundamental level. The trouble with the approach to thinking in the Philippines is, more often than not, this activity is retrospective rather than prospective in nature. The word BUTTHURT encapsulates that society-wide malaise. And the sixth and last State of the Nation Address (SONA) […]

Philippine society is living off unearned pride bought with false achievement

Groupthink for the sake of “stability”? That might work if you are a Germany or Japan — or even a China or South Korea. But this is the Philippines. Filipinos got groupthink all wrong. Whereas the other successful collectivist societies groupthought their way to scientific, technical, and economic achievement, the Philippines degenerated into a sad […]

A mature way to regard the inspiring achievement of UP top-notcher Tiffany Grace Uy

Most of us who’ve gone to college know one or another Tiffany Uy type. They get stratospheric grades in every exam and top the bar or board exams when they graduate. For most of the time they spend finishing their chosen course, they hang out with their like-minded ilk — exchanging intel on sources of […]