How the SJW Way becomes Extortion

Let’s discuss one basic reason why Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) are hated. Let’s say an SJW wants some poor people to receive aid. Problem is, they don’t have money of their own… or don’t want to give it. They don’t want to do a collection drive or set up their own foundation either. They’ll look […]

The poor should be considered equal participants in the economy, not ‘victims’ of it

How can we “help the poor”? It depends on one’s definition of “helping”. At its worst, “helping the poor” is seen by many as simply dropping a few coins in the poor box at church or donating stuff to a charity. The poor, in this regard, are seen as charity cases, and this has come […]

A response to the question “What have you done for the country?”

“What have you done for the country?” That was the last question a former friend and colleague asked me before he blocked me on social networking site Facebook. I didn’t even get the chance to answer because he already muted me. I thought it was such a lame question anyway. I was shocked he would […]

A Sermon On The Hypocrisies Of The Aquinos And Other Celebrities

This is written in response to all those supporters of the Aquino family who keep telling their critics that “they’ve done a lot” for the common people. In all honesty, as much as I’d like to respect other people’s opinions and as much as I hate having to lecture people in a quasi-religious manner, I think […]

Filipinos enjoy front row seats to the unraveling of the Iglesia Ni Cristo!

Filipinos are still at a loss as to what really is going on with the Iglesia Ni Cristo. Reports of abductions and hostage situations had reached the public mainly via news media and even via videos posted on YouTube. The reports are centred around handwritten signs seen by reporters displayed on an INC building last […]

Tony Meloto of Gawad Kalinga in hot water for sexist and racist remarks in Hawaii speech!

Philippine charity organisation Gawad Kalinga (GK) is currently embroiled in a public relations fallout thanks to what was described as a “sexist” and “misogynistic” speech delivered by its founder Antonio ‘Tony’ Meloto on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UHM) Center for Philippine Studies (CPS) last Saturday, the […]

Iglesia ni Cristo ‘charity walk’ for Haiyan victims: Was its impact on Metro Manila’s economy worth it?

So what exactly does clogging an entire major thoroughfare for hours in a megalopolis already choked by normal traffic volume supposed to achieve? According to the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), it organised a “charity walk” along Manila’s Roxas Boulevard (formerly known as Dewey Boulevard) to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (a.k.a. Yolanda). […]

Why there is no need to feel sorry for Korina Sanchez

Normally giving stuff to poor people and taking the opportunity to adorn these “gifts” with logos or representations of your organisation is not necessarily bad. So, on one hand, I do agree with communications expert JP Fenix “tak[ing] exception to the negative comments on [ABS-CBN broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez’s] advocacy of giving away new rubber […]