Duterte And Roxas Should Just… Give Love On Christmas!

Let’s begin with a little music, shall we? It seems that the current conflict between Rodrigo Duterte and Mar Roxas has just gone up a notch. As of late, it’s been declared that Mayor Duterte has even challenged former DILG Secretary Mar Roxas to a gun duel. While this may all seem like a lot […]

My Wish List For This Christmas

I’m putting this here just in case somebody out there might actually be listening… Dear Santa, I have been a very good boy this year so that means I can make a wish list that you are obliged to fulfill. If that’s the case, worry not because all you really have to do is fulfill […]

On Halloween And The Day Of The Dead

“Things always get worse before they get better, master Bruce.” ~Alfred Pennyworth, The Dark Knight Well, as I’ve said in my previous article, it’s only just September and, already, people are hanging Christmas decorations and Christmas songs have begun flooding the airwaves. Now don’t get me wrong, I like Christmas as much as the next guy. […]

A Sermon On Premature Christmas Decorating And The Day Of The Dead

Before I begin, I would like to make mention of a film I watched a decade back. It was a made-for-TV entitled Christmas Everyday. In the movie a young boy was forever trapped in a loop of Christmas Day. He would go to sleep at night and wake up to the same Christmas Morning the next […]

AirAsia #QZ8501 disappearance highlights disturbing aspects of Southeast Asian air travel industry

Less than 24 hours into the disappearance of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 and, already, conspiracy theorists are at work reading into the minutiae of minimal information being released by official sources. That QZ8501 is the third Malaysian aircraft (after Malaysian Airlines MH370 vanished with 239 people in March and, another, MH17 carrying 298 people was shot […]

#ToBeFilipino this Christmas season

Ah, to be Filipino. No other time of the year clarifies this term better than the Christmas season. Tis’ the season for giving indeed and to be Filipino is to take the initiative to remind people of this fact. Namamasko po. To be Filipino is to wish people a “Merry Christmas” with an open palm […]

Manila’s pre-Christmas #traffic apocalypse!

Has it begun already? Today is the last Friday before Christmas. So guess what: an entire megalopolis of shortsighted people will be trooping to Metro Manila’s famous mega-malls to shop shop shop! Caught in the vehicular crossfire will be people like me who just want to go home. Well, I want to go home now. […]

Over the holiday season, reflect on what you share on Facebook!

Christmas is coming and the holiday season is in the air. No-brainer there. Filipinos know the drill. The banks will be awash with OFW remittances and on the docks will be landed those familiar boxes of loot from “ninongs” and “ninangs” (in the broader sense of both words) overseas. Consider then the safety of all […]