False Dichotomies: Black And White Stupidity

When I was a kid, I was a huge fan of the Transformers and the G.I. Joe cartoons. I would sometimes try to go home a little earlier than usual just to see Optimus Prime and Megatron slugging it out in space or see Snake Eyes trying to stop Metalhead from blowing up another considerable amount of public property. […]

SAF 44 massacre fallout: Why Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III should resign

Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III has lost the confidence of the Filipino people. This time, the trust he continues to squander hits a government service critical to the wellbeing of ordinary Filipinos — the police force. The loss of 44 of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP’s) finest officers to the savagery of the […]

Here’s One for the Tinfoil Hat Crowd

As appalling as it was, it turns out the Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) was perhaps not as unique as we were led to believe. True, in modern times – with the exception of the 1991 Ormoc Flood caused by Tropical Storm Uring – the areas devastated by the typhoon have largely escaped the full force of […]

Is there a right or wrong point of view of history?

Fact is, one will be hard-pressed to find a totally objective account of history. Though ultimately historians either avoid bias to the greatest extent possible or purposefully show it, individual accounts will never truly be free of it. Ultimately each individual’s account passes through a filter which is composed of his/her philosophies, belief systems, experiences, […]

Virtue and Wisdom are the True Aims of Education

There is a grain of truth to our present malady namely, that our educational system has failed us! The answer must be “yes” and this modern day education system has in fact, failed the whole world. The world has built many colleges and universities, yet we have no peace because what we consider education is […]

PNoy’s call for a re-writing of Philippine history: Will it change the future for Filipinos?

According to Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III, history taught in Philippine schools should consist only of “truthful information” and not “the web of lies spun by propagandists and revisionists.” This is what he makes the underlying principle in his latest project — to rewrite Filipino history books according to what he thinks actually […]