Starting From Scratch: A Possible Solution

I am a big fan of RPG games, you know, the ones wherein you play the role of a certain character and you progress through the game in an adventurous manner. It’s like reading a good adventure book wherein you yourself are the hero and how you save the princess/prince/kingdom/world/universe is entirely up to you. […]

Unanswered Questions And Unsolved Problems: The Legacy Of The Pinoy People

As a tribute to Rafael Alunan III’s article, I am currently writing this article as both a response and a brief look into the self-defeating Pinoy psyche. As you know, at least based on what the media likes to tell us, we have long been freed from the alleged oppression of the Marcos regime. While […]

The Delusion Of Idealism

Once upon a time, there was a Prince who loved a Princess but their royal parents didn’t want them for one another and tried to keep them separate. However, against all odds, the Prince and the Princess got together anyway and eventually have a daughter together. The Prince and the Princess were originally intended to be […]

So who wants to change?

Kung bibigyan ka ng pagkakataon, . . . Ahm. . . . . Kung bibigyan ka ng pagkakataon, na kunyari, papipiliin ka kung saang panahon mo gustong umusbong. Kailan ang pipiliin mo? Pakiramdam mo ba, sa tamang panahon ka naisilang? Mas pipiliin mo bang, sana sa nakaraan ka na lamang nabuhay, nang sa ganon, sana […]

Why is it so exceedingly difficult for the Philippines to change for the better?

Ultimately this is really the only question that really matters. There is no disputing the fact that the Philippines must change. The alternative? Well, that’s really up to Filipinos. If the Philippines does not change, it will continue along its current path. It would be a matter of being content with that course and the […]

In order for Filipinos to change, they need to feel disgust for their shameful ways

I have often asserted that Filipinos are a people who are primarily driven by hiya (shame). Unmoved by any calls to higher purpose or noble pursuit, Filipinos continue to do the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. As such I remain convinced that any political solution pitched as a “cure” to […]

Social media for social change? Think again, Philippines

The more I hear people say that social media is going to be a “game-changer” for social good, or however they want to say it, the more I get convinced that it’s actually not going to happen. Social media is commonly delineated in scope to refer to Facebook, Twitter and in some cases Youtube, no […]

Four questions for the call center and BPO industries that need to be asked

Let’s keep it simple. Certain members of the call center/business process outsourcing (BPO) industry took the “offending” lines from GMA-7’s drama series “The Borrowed Wife” way too personally. But why dwell on a perceived slight over something that may or may not be true when there are bigger things to worry about? Because these bigger […]