Saving Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign from his own balasubas supporters

Well, what would one expect of a character like Rodrigo Duterte? A man with his character would, indeed, reflect the character of his constituents. Mga balasubas. My colleague Paul Farol earlier wrote about the plight of a certain Jack Labang who had the “audacity” to post a disapproving comment about Duterte’s recent announcement of his […]

My Social Media “Friend” Is Gone

  “Like the setting sun, you turn around its gone.” – Bryan Adams    Tuesday morning I found out that Darryl Hamilton  died. He was a former Major League Baseball player. I immediately felt this sadness. Retired athletes die all the time , what makes Darryl Hamilton special to an adult (presumed) living in the […]

Get Real Koko Narak

I was thinking of taking a break on the weekend and keep off of writing for a while but certain things just can’t be put off so easily. One of these hotly debated topics center around the Thai national Prasertri Kosin or Koko Narak and the insults he threw at the Filipino people, describing them […]

Does Prasertsri Kosin (a.k.a. ‘Koko Narak’) deserve to be deported from the Philippines?

There is some basis in what Thai national Prasertsri Kosin says about Filipinos, specially the part about the Philippines being home to a “dangerous” society and Filipinos being “afraid of one another” as well as the way his own Filipino friends are “also mistreated” presumably by other Filipinos. These were among observations Kosin (who has […]

Former Interior Sec. Rafael Alunan III did not like PNoy’s speech before Pope Francis

The following is a copy of a post published on Facebook by Rafael Alunan III who served as Tourism Secretary under former President Corazon Aquino from 1987-1989 then as Interior and Local Government Secretary under former President Fidel Ramos from 1992-1996. Alunan refers to the speech delivered by President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III before […]

The Dangers of Social Networking

It’s common knowledge by now that Filipinos are one of the top users of social networking. Facebook, Twitter and Myspace, you name it, there will probably never be less than a few million Filipinos using it. When once, people simply traded messages on email, people today display pictures, play music, show videos, notify people of their […]

Should parents be bragging about their kids’ academic achievements on Facebook?

Ok, so I’m one of those sheeple whose first activity after getting out of bed in the morning is to check their social media timelines. That shameful admission out of the way, I’ll get to the point of this piece. Today, I discovered just now, is obviously the day after the announcement of the results […]

Sarah Geronimo and Kim Chiu star in mystery Disney ‘surprise project’

Philippine media have reported the release of Disney Asia’s “Disney Princesses Southeast Asia Calendar” supposedly after a promo run on Disney Asia’s Facebook Page that remains “unannounced”. According to an ABS-CBN report Filipino starlets, Sarah Geronimo and Kim Chiu have been selected to portray fairy tale characters Rapunzel and Mulan respectively. Photos of Geronimo and […]