Repeat after me: I am the Philippines and I am home to a dysfunctional society

I realised the whole problem with the prevailing discourse within the social media space I inhabit: there is too much discussion about politics and not enough about the underlying issue with Philippine society that I have long highlighted is the real deal here — Filipino culture. Fact is, the Philippines is beset by a really […]

Filipinos suffer economic sanctions because Philippine President Noynoy Aquino refuses to apologize to Hong Kong

Hong Kong has finally made good on their threat to impose economic sanctions on the Philippines and cancel the visa-free access for Filipinos three years after the deaths of eight Hong Kong nationals touring the Philippines back in 2010. Big deal, right? Judging by the number of Filipinos who reacted with outrage over the news, […]

Picking up where PNoy failed: Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada apologises for 2010 massacre of Hong Kong hostages

A long overdue apology for the botched handling of a hostage crisis that led to the deaths of nine Hong Kong tourists in Manila in 2010 was reportedly issued by Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada yesterday with the backing of the Manila City Council. The council resolution expresses “the sentiment of the city government of Manila […]

T3: The Mindless Bravado of the Tulfo brothers

And so the flames of gossip are alight once more. People got to see for themselves the laughable incident at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) involving Ramon Tulfo, Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto; what seemed a perfect storm of bad moods and sheer coincidence took place, and we Filipinos once again stood witness to the […]