Reflection Time: What is the Philippine’s Biggest Problem?

Low-hanging fruit. It can get some leaders misguided into addressing a problem just because it is easier to solve and check off, without even first weighing it out against the other more fundamentally relevant issues. Remember those seminars teaching us the difference between urgent and important? Well there is much to learn about Filipinos by […]

True Happiness Begins With Honesty With Oneself

“Happiness”: A simple word and a word that we hear all too often in many of our TV shows and films. It’s not uncommon for people to say that one should find one’s own happiness in the world. In many of our programs, happiness is said to be found when one finally discovers his or her […]

Travellers passing through NAIA have a 0.005% chance of falling victim to ‘bullet planting’ – DOTC

Why is it that Filipinos are struggling to convince the world — and even themselves — that the bullet planting scam in their premiere airport, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), is just a relatively small problem that affects an almost negligible percentage of travellers? According to Department of Transport and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Jun […]

Why Donald Trump Would Never Win A Presidential Election in the Philippines

Donald Trump is known for being a real estate mogul in the United States, host of The Apprentice, business author, and most importantly, a Republican candidate for the 2016 Presidential Elections, He is dominating the polls in almost all states as we speak. On a more personal level, he is known to be frank, aggressive, […]

Gimmick Nation: Is the Philippines a society of con artists?

Part 1. A Look at How a Simple Word Impacted Our Culture Gimmick is an interesting word in its use in Tag-lish and Eng-saya — and baffling in how it is used.  It is a local showbiz lingo, a jargon among the personalities of said industry. Just listen to a familiar sound bite on TV: […]

Grace Poe’s Honesty Play Does Not Cut It For Her

So Senator Grace Poe appears to be bent on challenging Vice President Binay for the Presidency in 2016. Based on the latest surveys, she does appear to be the only candidate at this point who has a fighting chance against VP Binay’s candidacy. While Binay’s camp tries to convince the Filipino electorate that experience and […]

Dishonesty and foolishness have resulted in preventable tragedies in the Philippines

A mistake is an act or judgment that is misguided or wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. While some of our mistakes have little to no consequence, we can make mistakes that have bigger consequences that could actually change the course of our lives or even other people’s lives. We definitely have to live with the consequences […]

The Philippines can be a great nation only if Filipinos learn to be TRUTHFUL

The trouble with politicians is that they spend an inordinate amount of time propping up their reputations. Because of this obssessive focus on reputation, the inclination to lie, misrepresent facts, and downright suppress information becomes a lot more powerful — which is why politicians lie. What if we propose the ideal hypothetical politician, one who […]