Leila de Lima’s driver may be the real victim of sexual harassment

The reason why President Rodrigo Duterte’s critics keep losing the debate is because they use the wrong arguments to begin with. Duterte’s most recent bombshell — the “exposure” of the “scandalous” lifestyle of Senator Leila de Lima — highlights the flawed way these critics respond in turn. Take the case of Senator Risa Hontiveros who, […]

The re-education of Rodrigo Duterte

They say it takes a village to raise a child. In Davao City Mayor and Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte’s case, it might take an entire nation to help him watch his tongue. Since announcing his candidacy, 70-year old Duterte has been experiencing a public berating, probably for the first time in his life, for his […]

Leni Robredo is not presidential enough to be Vice President of the Philippines

While other great nations land men on the moon, project naval power half way around the planet, and build research centres that churn out wondrous technologies that benefit mankind, Filipinos look to elect to higher office widows of “martyrs” who count “humility” as their primary qualification for office. It is quite baffling that Filipinos are […]

Leni Robredo proved in Sunday’s #HarapanBise debate that she cannot MAN UP for the job

Watching Leni Robredo in last night’s vice presidential debate deliver her closing statements voice quivering and on the verge of tears, I thought: Ok, if Chinese troops started parachuting onto Manila while Leni Robredo was VP, what’s she gonna do? Cry and talk about her mommy issues? But that is exactly what she’s framed her […]

Leni Robredo is not fit to be Vice President of the Philippines

Camarines Sur Representative and Vice Presidential candidate Leni Robredo is a woman. She emphasizes this every chance she gets. Even when she was in the company of men during the Vice Presidential debate, she exclaimed, “May the best woman win!”. She may have said it in jest or may have been trying to be cute […]

The rock we keep smashing our heads with

So much for “Pinoy Pride”. The real surprise was that a lot of people were actually caught off-guard and were taken aback by what Manny Pacquiao said. You’d think people expected some suave, smooth-talking sophisto who can weasel himself out of a relatively difficult question on national TV. He may be a good boxer, but […]

Thinking beyond just “getting more young girls into STEM”

In the United States, at least, bridging the gender gap within sectors and industries is a big issue. Simply put, American society is currently concerned with getting more young girls and women to go into fields of study/interest that are perceived to be traditionally male-dominated. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field happens to […]

Women are being STEM-shamed into coding work by Silicon Valley!

You know why Silicon Valley and the whole tech industry is pushing women and minorities into taking up coding and into various techno-geeky fields of study? It’s because they want the other 50 percent of the workforce to join the pool of programming professionals and put downward pressure on tech salaries. So when you come […]