Addressing poverty from the ground up should be central issue in Philippine elections

The political mudslinging that is being amplified with gusto by headline news is good for the rating wars of media.¬†It may be a whole class of unavoidable news they have to report.¬†However, if the intent is the beguilement of the public to desensitize same to the real problems of the country, media is being stonyhearted […]

A Culture of Exploitation

Greed has always been a big problem here in the Philippines, from the criminal syndicates that now run the country to the media moguls that dumb down the people. Almost always, it is the Filipino people who suffer and, at the end of the day, it’s almost like no one even cares anymore. However, upon […]

George Anikow murder: Violence is a broad and profound cultural condition in Philippine society

Again we encounter another instance of the violent nature of Filipinos — a people expats have for so long warned one shouldn’t cross as they (1) don’t fight fair and (2) hold deadly unshakable grudges. Last night saw the murder of George Anikow, a former US Marine officer and spouse of a US Embassy staff […]