Why it is wrong to spend P100M on a celeb wedding in the #Philippines

Filipinos’ values are indeed perverted beyond recognition. In many Filipino movies, the bad guys are often pointy-nosed fair-skinned snobs (keeping to the narrow-minded way Philippine cinema’s jeje-culture traditionally portrays the rich) living in obnoxious tacky mansions while the “hero” is an other-side-of-da-riles lad or lass living the Pinoy challenge of scraping together a “decent” life. […]

7M-peso 12-foot high wedding cake of Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera baffles the world!

The wedding cake of Filipino starlets DingDong Dantes and Marian Rivera may have set a world record for biggest cake actually used in a wedding reception! A photo of said cake tweeted by a certain @yziimanabat was picked up by the British tabloid Daily Mirror after it reportedly became the “top trend” and “baffled half […]

#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 […]

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 […]

Climate change activism: mere farts in the wind

Another United Nations (UN) climate summit, another bunch of promises. Has the UN really been an effective body in efforts to mitigate the worst of humanity’s many scourges that Planet Earth suffers? Considering that China is, today, the single biggest producer of “greenhouse gases”, the role the UN plays in an effort to curb emissions […]

Celeb couple ‘Jamich’ in hot water over ‘ipon para sa iPhone 6’ plug

Yikes! Celebrity couple Jamvhille ‘Jam’ Sebastian and Paolinne Michelle ‘Mich’ Liggayu a.k.a. “Jamich” are in hot water with some of their fans over an update they posted on their hugely popular Facebook page… Excited na ako mga pareee!! iPhone 6 plus! Tagal ko na hinhintay na maglabas ang Apple ng malaking screen ng iPhone. Ayaw […]

Liar’s poker #FamousSinungalingLines

Been seeing this hashtag (which literally means “famous lying lines”) on Twitter and even on Facebook lately. How timely! These are days marked by much lying. In politics, specially. But we won’t go into that. Lying in politics, after all, is such a banality. It’s a wonder people still go out and vote. Filipino voters […]

Which comes first, the ‘nice’ or the Louis Vuitton?

A friend and I were recently looking through our Facebook timelines and having a laugh. The flood of ALS ice water bucket videos (which, frankly, I find a bit tiring), merited only a few pained chuckles. But what really got us guffawing was a photo shared by a distant acquaintance of ours. In the photo, […]