Inquirer and Akbayan are ruining Philippine international relations

If there is one thing I hate about President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent tirade in which he threatened to cut ties with the European Union and the United Nations is he didn’t include cursing members of Philippine mainstream media and those from the Opposition who invited the so-called foreign delegates to visit the country. It has […]

Is it right for Filipinos to spam-vote Duterte into the @TIME 100 Most Influential list?

Filipinos are once again spam-voting a compatriot into the pages of a major Western media outlet. This follows the tradition of how Efren Penaflorida got on the CNN Heroes list and how the Palawan Underground River got listed as one of “the new seven wonders of nature”. Filipinos have a vast resource in the form […]

Will Filipinos be better off letting go of America?

The recent bungled-journalism-ignited conflagration that almost led to a complete souring (if not severing) of ties between two close long-standing Pacific allies has brought up another piece of the mosaic that makes up the vision of radical change that President Duterte has in mind for his country. It was as if in one fell swoop, President […]

The Real Pinoy Problem: Colonial Mentality Or Cultural Ignorance

There’s certainly been a lot of hullabaloo after President Rodrigo Duterte allegedly cursed American President Barrack Obama. As a matter of fact, there have been more than a few articles written about it as of late. There are those that say that President Rodrigo Duterte should learn some manners or at least some diplomatic tact and then […]

Growing Filipino cottage industry attracts lonely First World ‘sugardaddies’

In the affluent West, ageing is a lonely affair. Many elderly people in the First World live alone in houses and apartments. In a lot of cases the road ultimately leads to an aged care facility — the final departure lounge from this world, so to speak. Even as better medical technology makes death increasingly […]

Are Filipinos Ugly?

Take note ladies and gentlemen, the title isn’t meant to be an insult or a personal attack against the Filipino people. Instead, it is a challenge and a question for you, dear reader, on what you have to say about Filipinos and whether or not you find us pleasant company. The truth is, there have […]

Ang Mga Kababaihan, Ang Kagandahan At Kapokpokan Sa Pilipinas

I would like to apologize in advance to our non-Tagalog readers for this latest article. Unfortunately, the matter to be discussed here is very sensitive and I want to be as clear as possible to my countrymen who may want to read this. Secondly, this matter is very personal and, if at all possible, I […]

The Filipino Thirst for Foreign Blood

Like some traumatic childhood memory that couldn’t be shaken off, colonial mentality still remains deeply lodged within the Filipino psyche despite decades of independence from his tall light-skinned masters. There’s no denying it: the Filipino’s awe over anything foreign still lies ingrained within his/her genes. Digging deeper, is there really a valid ground for this […]