Here’s why ‘accreditation’ of bloggers and social media ‘practitioners’ is a ridiculous idea

Across the political spectrum, Filipinos still completely miss the point of social media and the so-called “free market of ideas” it represents. The latest project of Malacanang allowing “bloggers with a following of more than 5,000 to cover presidential events” is attracting a lot of questions. Unfortunately, true to form, all the questions being asked […]

5 Changes For Political Candidacy That May Improve The Philippines

With Alma Moreno’s video showcasing her incompetence with her interview with Karen Davila becoming viral, I think it’s time we got to the point and told our readers (and the powers that be) of what we want to happen. You see, based on what we’ve seen so far, majority of political parties harbor their fair […]

Critical thinking can save the Philippines

University of the Philippines (UP) Professor Gerry Lanuza recently caused an uproar on social media when he was accused of attacking UP summa cum laude biology graduate Tiffany Uy on his Facebook post as being merely a “puppy of her parents” after she was lauded for achieving the highest weighted grade average obtained in the […]

Why Does Everything Need to be Personal?

I think that asides from over-emotionalism and over-romanticism, I think that one of the greatest attitude issues that Pinoys have is their tendency to take everything personally. Yes, that’s right, majority of Pinoys are simply too caught up in their own personal issues to be able to differentiate what is essential and what is not. […]

Authority Figures in the Philippines And Why They Fail to Make Positive Changes

After a lot of observation regarding the typical behavior of higher-up Pinoys, I have come to realize that an education doesn’t always equal intelligence or maturity. On the contrary, an ill-gotten education (one that has been gained through personal favors or bribes) does more harm to a person than good. It goes without saying that being […]

Why credentials matter in a non-thinking society

We need to exercise a bit of that non-Filipino trait of lateral thinking when we regard this whole issue of “credentials”. I find that the best way to induce this rare form of thought is to ask a child-like question: What are credentials? Any schmoe can Google the term or look it up in Wikipedia […]