‘Resibo Queen’ Jover Laurio represents the demise of free speech on social media

The way Rappler and the choir of social media “influencers” who surround it gush about Resibo Queen Jover Laurio, the “genius” behind Pinoy Ako Blog (PAB), you’d think she is God’s Gift to the Philippine Blogosphere. Of course in the eyes of the bleeding-heart liberals who dominate (and progressively devalue) the Philippine Opposition, anyone crowned […]

Facts matter in the Philippines, but only the facts that favour its elite

The irony in the clique of “social media influencers” who hosted an event dubbed a forum on “Truth, Trust, and Democracy in the Age of Selfies, Trolls and Bots” just flies over people’s pointed heads. The event was organised “by the Journalism for Nation Building Foundation (JNBF), Rappler, and other stakeholder groups”. This is not […]

Recalling “Oeneta” – a play banned for being highly-critical of the Ateneo High School

Alumni of Ateneo High School (AHS) Batch 1986 will remember the play “Oeneta” produced by Section A in the junior year of that class. It was highly-critical of the AHS and eventually went on to be banned by the school. Section A is the top honours section of every batch at the AHS and is […]

‘Annoying’ opinions also deserve to be heard

“Social media has become so toxic these days” laments Inquirer columnist Ambeth Ocampo on his piece today. It seems to be true for a lot who are shocked by this new experience of winning and losing friendships online on the bases of political positions taken. Ocampo’s solution is to “take a break from social media”. […]

Journalism is not a crime but some ‘journalists’ are downright crooked

Much as it may have pained the editors of mainstream news sites like the Inquirer.net, a Get Real Post comment featured on GRPundit on the 1st October 2016, Reporters Karen Lema and Manuel Mogato of @Reuters LIED about the Duterte “Hitler” quote, was consistently cited as the place where it all started. They refer to […]

Why I Find Vitriol Against ‘Homophobes’ Disturbing

Over the weekend, 8 time world boxing champion and senatorial candidate, Rep. Manny Pacquiao, got himself on the receiving end of verbal flurries from netizens and celebrities that were probably a lot more stinging than the beating he took from his arch-rival Juan Manuel Marquez. This happened after he expressed his disagreement on same-sex marriage […]

Krisel Mallari’s pathetic tantrum marred an otherwise memorable occasion!

A spoiled brat raised by helicopter parents. That’s really all that Krisel Mallari is. Krisel failed a very fundamental people skill that makes all of us social beings — an ability to be self-aware and respectful. She has shown that she is incapable of applying a mature perspective towards balancing her personal grievances with the […]

Let’s Talk World Peace at a Gay Bar in Mecca

So in the aftermath of the recent Islamic terrorism events that happened in France last week that shook the world, people ought to be calm and revisit the importance of tolerance (religious or otherwise). A lot of liberals, in their typical peacenik fashion, are trumpeting the idea that if only people learned to understand and […]