Drug Wars are ALWAYS bloody. Deal with it!

Is there a war between the Roman Catholic Church and Duterte supporters? For that matter, is there a war between the Church and the Philippines’ trendy Church of Atheism? Perhaps. In fact the war between any Philippine Government and the Church has been raging for some time — specifically in efforts to curb the galloping […]

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 […]

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. […]

No More Nonsense Films For This Year’s MMFF: Why I Have Some Hope For The Media

Now, most of you have read enough of my work to know that I am often fiercely critical of the Philippine mainstream media. As a matter of fact, just about all of my articles involve bashing them in some way. However now, I begin to see a ray of hope for our local mainstream media […]

A Response To The Diskarte Vs. English Debate

This article by Kate Natividad has been around for a while but it seems that, as of late, it is once again gaining it’s fair share of viewers as the division between the haves and have-nots continues to rise with the current issues of the country. One one side, you have the rich elites in […]

Are Filipino-Americans a ‘marginalised’ and ‘invisible’ people?

According to the article The marginalization of Brown Asians published recently on the Seattle Globalist, this is a perception begging serious consideration. The following excerpt from this article captures the all-too-familiar lament with regard to how “under-represented” Filipinos think they are as Asian-Americans… We are tired of the fact that when people think of Asian […]

The Philippine Mainstream Media Vs. The Filipino People’s Self-Worth

I’ve already said what I needed to say about over-romanticism in mainstream Philippine media. Many times over in fact, now that I have time to recall. ChinoF, in his article here, even points out how the mainstream media is (often subtly but sometimes insultingly overtly) trying to convince its audiences that they aren’t beautiful (even […]

Alternative Media 17: The Witch (A Must-See Horror Flick For This Halloween)

Well ladies and gentlemen, it’s October and we are just days away from good ol’ Halloween. Truth be told, as a matter of my family’s tradition, I never go out of my way to prepare early for Christmas. I tend to think of each year as a cycle of sorts and my year simply doesn’t […]