Filipinos Want Snow

Another Christmas has just passed, and here we go again on another cycle of facing a new year which will later build up in excitement and anticipation on the supposedly colder “ber” months leading towards that long awaited Christmas Eve. To many who have lived in a land where the closest thing to winter is […]

Filipinos need to uphold a Deliver-Or-Die ethic like the Japanese

The deadline for the completion of the LRT (Light Rail Transit) Line 1 project (Baclaran to Bacoor) by the end of 2015 has passed and the promise issued by President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III that he and Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) Secretary Jun Abaya back in 2013 will throw themselves under a […]

Discipline Should Come from Within

My fellow writers here in GRP have explained that someone iron-handed like Rody Duterte has become popular for the wrong reasons (or maybe the right reasons, but in the wrong way). Duterte is seen as a figure like Ferdinand Marcos, who is thought to have enforced order through harshness in Martial Law. There are people […]

Ironic Rody: the Iron Rod of the Philippines

The Philippines – it’s not just home to Fe-rich malunggay and kamote leaves, it’s also the birthplace of a similar breed of leaders: iron-class. How did it come to this – a time and place where “kamay na bakal” has now become fashionable (again)? Apparently, three decades of mis-encountering, mishandling, lousy and incompetent “bakla” politics […]

Idolatry And Fanaticism In The Philippines: The Cycle Of Disaster Continues

Before I begin my formal rant, for a given value of the word “formal”, let me say a few bits from the Bible. The following are actually events taken from the book of Exodus translated to modern format and interpreted by me. However, before I go on, let me tell you that I am not […]

Noytards Vs. Dutertards: Could They Be One And The Same?

To all the moderate supporters of Mr. Duterte, those who have shown both civility and respect when supporting their chosen candidate, this article is not for you. Know well that you still have my respect even if I don’t exactly agree with you. Indeed, I certainly hope that you are correct about Mr. Duterte and that he […]

Can Iron-fisted Leadership Turn the Philippines into a Major World Power?

Flipping through the pages of world history, we can in fascination observe how the great empires of the past have in their heydays taken turns standing on the world’s pedestal, with the fall of one succeeded by the rise of another: from the ancient times with Egypt, Babylon (Iraq), Persia (Iran), Greece, & Rome, and […]

Why are you so negative? And other frequently asked questions answered

Every now and then, I get asked the same questions I have answered so many times before. I understand that not everyone will see my responses so I have compiled the frequently asked questions with my corresponding answers for everyone’s convenience: 1. When you highlight what is wrong in Philippine society, aren’t you being negative? […]