Empathy Vs. Hate: Religion’s Dilemma

I would like to offer a moment of silence to the 50 people who were lost in the Orlando Shooting which occurred at 2 a.m. on a Sunday Morning. I also wish a quick and safe recovery for the 53 people who were injured in the tragedy and that the people responsible for this massacre be […]

Why It Sucks to be a Get Realist

So this is my 35th article at Get Real Philippines (GRP). Not only do I enjoy being in the company of great minds, I love being a part of a community where critical thinking is encouraged, views are challenged, and groupthink is eschewed. Unlike some communities where articles get filtered to fit some sort of […]

To All Muslims Who May Want To Read This

Okay, before we continue (if you even bother to read this at all), I’d like to make one thing clear: I do NOT hate you. I have nothing against you or your family. You have every right to live on this country as do I and my family. We are cousins after all, are we […]

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 […]

Philippines mulls creation of Islamic state in its backyard as US prepares to bomb ISIS

United States President Barack Obama announced on national television the other night that the US will be stepping up its military involvement in the Middle East to crush the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — specifically “degrade and ultimately destroy” it. “I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who […]

Down with the Colonial Apologists and Imperialists!

This is a reply to Mr. Hector Gamboa’s “Down with PC Police and Muslim Butt-Kissers!” which appeared at the GetRealPhilippines.COM, posted on April 25th. I agree with the author that: “As we move along the post-Boston Marathon bombing period, I see that there is a lot of debate all around about terrorism issues.” However, I […]

Lady Gaga ‘Born This Way’ concert banned in Indonesia

Islamic militants had managed to strike again, this time in Indonesia denying 50,000 fans the chance to see their favourite pop mega-star. Indonesia’s national police had denied a permit for Lady Gaga to perform in Jakarta after that city’s police had expressed concerns that it would not be able to guarantee security for the sold-out […]

Roman Catholicism’s promise: Nothing in life and everything in death

In his recent PhilStar colmumn How Catholic Talibans stormed the CCP, William Esposo lamented “the terrifying emergence of a Catholic Taliban who threatens to destroy the very foundations of our Christian morality.” Indeed, it is happening. On the Visayan Daily Star, Nida Buenafe writes about how parishes in Bacolod are unreservedly demonising artist Mideo Cruz […]