Breaking Myths on Love and Altruism

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is the topic of the hour. But love is a very misunderstood and abused word. Many people commit crimes for “love.” Many myths abound on what “love” is, thanks in a big part to mass media and commercialism that muddle our ideas about it. There are also so many definitions […]

3 More Big Reasons Why Filipinos Will Always Be Stupid

I’ve already written a similar article like this one. However, I’ve decided to add more because, apparently, there are more than just three factors that keep the Philippines today in a state of idiotic apathy. Truth be told, I know a lot of people will once again react negatively and probably miss the point entirely […]

Of debates on ‘kababawan’, ‘kayo na matalino’, and all-around Pinoy apathy

There’s a perverse type of pleasure people with a lot of time in their hands derive with simply prowling the endless frontiers of cyberspace in search of “worthy” causes as a platform to give people a piece of their valuable opinions on things. Or for some, just grabbing the popcorn and soda to simply sit […]

An attempt at understanding the Filipino attitude towards competition

At first glance, competition seems like a dirty word if you’re a Filipino. But what formal definition/s exists/exist of the word “competition”? 1. The act of competing; rivalry for supremacy, a prize, etc.; 2. A contest for some prize, honor, or advantage; 3. The rivalry offered by a competitor; 4. A competitor or competitors, and; […]

Why is da Pinoy so easily butthurt? Is it an excuse?

GetRealPhilippines repeatedly points out the sensitivity of da Pinoy as something that is immature and something we should grow out of–and fast, for many reasons: Ego distorts our way of thinking–it helps Pinoys make excuses for bad behavior instead of correcting them. Ego shifts blame–it helps insists that it’s Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s fault that the Philippines […]

Kim Henares’s BIR tax cheat ad fiasco: All Filipino doctors need is an extra layer of skin

Poor Kim Henares. The beleaguered Commissioner of the Philippines’ Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is caught between a rock and a hard place — her ass is being kicked by President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III to bleed more legal revenue from the Filipino people. Trouble is, Filipino politicians derive illegal revenue from all that […]

Living in bubbles – pop goes the Philippines!

Among the talking points currently on the plates of the pundits here in the Philippines is the article published on Forbes by Jesse Colombo. He describes himself as “an economic analyst and anti-economic bubble activist who was recognized by the London Times for predicting the Global Financial Crisis. I am currently warning about growing bubbles […]