Filipinos Who Changed Citizenship Still Have a Say on their Homeland

The OFW phenomenon has yielded some complicated situations. For example, there are Filipinos who have renounced their citizenship and become citizens of other countries. Yet they share some views and criticisms about their home countries. Other Filipinos brand them as traitors, because they have left their country for a better life and supposedly abandoning their […]

Introducing Modern Filipino (Taglish): A Mixed Language Befitting a Mixed-Race Nation

It’s about time we give Taglish, the bastardized version of Filipino/Tagalog, its rightful place and recognition in our society. Taglish (once perceived as a virus, and treated as if it were some kadiring cockroach) has now pervaded every nook of our existence. We use it practically everywhere – in offices, schools, pulpits, talk shows, live […]

Word Power (Not People Power) is the Cure to Filipino Dysfunction

Language is one of the most basic elements that define a culture or nation. For many countries, it is the unifying factor of their people and the key distinctive that sets them apart from other societies around them. Much has been discussed and even debated on the Philippine’s pursuit and cultivation of a national language. […]

What Problem with Filipino Identity?

Some people say the problems of the Philippines are due to its people having no sense of identity. If we settle on an identity we can all agree upon, it can lead to a sense of love of country that may lead to good effects, perhaps reduction of corruption due to patriotism. Not a bad […]

Happy and independent, is the Filipino?

How timely! A triumphant Fil-Am donning the PH flag-at-war during the 28th SEA Games in Singapore! Whoever stitched that on, must have been inspired by the honest mistake of the website of the Office of the President’s in May 2011! Ah this “wardrobe malfunction” just makes me go on a throwback on a May 2011 […]

Why Anti-English Sentiment is Anti-Filipino

While the Constitution (Article XIV, section 7) declares English as an official language of the country, there are still smart-alecks who believe Filipinos should not speak English. For example, there was this troll in a group that tries to say he is more “Filipino” because he doesn’t know English much. Such things are really stupid. […]

Insulted much? Talaga lang huh!

The viral issue at www.hongwrong.com smacks of cultural ignorance on the publisher and on the educational system disseminating it. We are at an Age where Diversity is being embraced by the enlightened and I could have easily snapped back with this highly suggested “Widow” edit : “I am Chinese and my government is Asia’s bully, […]