Is 13th Month Pay Symbolic of Filipino Wastefulness?

We Filipinos take for granted the 13th month pay. We probably would go on a witch hunt if we found our company does not give it (let me note that 13th month pay is separate from Christmas bonuses). This pay scheme was mandated by a law introduced by Ferdinand Marcos in 1965, and it continues […]

The POOR are responsible for uplifting the poor, NOT the rich

Evidently, Inquirer columnist Rina Jimenez-David set out to write another unimaginative piece on presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte, the latest outrage fad her Yellowtard community is feasting on. This is not the point of my article here. The more interesting insights to be gleaned from Jimenez-David’s piece lies in what can be read between the lines. […]

Fake X-mas: The Filipino’s most awaited gift-extortion season of the year

The season of lights and carols is finally in the air. Christmas brings many fond memories to most Filipinos, of loved ones and friends all in hopeful anticipation of the Christmas holiday parties and vacation break – and the eve of that day they finally receive their most awaited undeserved gifts and handouts. Caroling and […]

Why did the Metro Manila Film Festival fail?

Indie films are popular for their MAP (message, art, plot). These are film traits that can mostly be appreciated by educated people, most likely those belonging to the upper class as well. While it may seem elitist to say that the masses cannot appreciate indie films, let us not fool ourselves with political correctness, nor […]

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 […]

How Pinoy Over-Romanticism Destroys Us As Persons

Well ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of the year again and tickets for Star Wars: Rogue One are selling like hotcakes. Indeed, even as a young boy, I have always been a big fan of the Star Wars franchise what with the space battles, lightsaber duels and vast collection of entertaining and interesting characters. […]

Filipinos Want Snow

Another Christmas has just passed, and here we go again on another cycle of facing a new year which will later build up in excitement and anticipation on the supposedly colder “ber” months leading towards that long awaited Christmas Eve. To many who have lived in a land where the closest thing to winter is […]