What Filipinos need to learn from Hong Kong’s #UmbrellaRevolution

A lot of Filipinos have been following closely the massive pro-democracy protests that have rocked Hong Kong in recent days. After Beijing announced that it will be vetting candidates for the coming 2017 election there, Hong Kong residents have taken to the streets by the hundreds of thousands, virtually paralysing the prosperous former British colony […]

Recall: President BS Aquino was crowned ‘Filipino of the Year’ by the Inquirer in 2010

For old times’ sake, let us revisit how the Inquirer back in 2010 crowned President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III “our Filipino of the Year” after just six months in power. This honour was bestowed on the incumbent Philippine president supposedly for being “the living Filipino who made the most positive impact in 2010”. And, […]

HK Filipino maids react to latest ‘racism’ row as impact of Singapore hate blog ripples across region

Tensions between Filipino expat residents in Singapore and so-called hate bloggers and online trolls seems to be escalating. The Philippine embassy in Singapore has asked the Singapore government to hold accountable for inciting hatred a blogger who published an article on the site “Blood Stained Singapore” in which the Filipino community there was described as […]

Is depicting Filipinos as domestic helpers racist?

Apparently, quite a few Filipinos seem to think so. Given the highly hypersensitive nature of the Filipinos, it was only natural that they would react with rage to the screenshot below found in certain Hong Kong textbooks. The blog site Hongwrong.com couldn’t help but make a parody of such depiction of “racial harmony” as is […]

Lead-up to SONA 2014: The sorry report card of Philippine President Noynoy Aquino

It’s been four years into his so-called “Daang Matuwid” (“straight-and-narrow”) administration with just two years to go to make good on his many unfulfilled promises before he bows out of the office he reluctantly took in 2010. Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III is under an even more powerful magnifying glass now. The country […]

The Philippines needs some kryptonite to battle China over the Spratly Islands

Lex Luthor: Miss Teschmacher, when I was six years old my father said to me… Miss Teschmacher: “Get out.” Lex Luthor: Ha ha. Before that. He said, “Son, stocks may rise and fall, utilities and transportation systems may collapse. People are no damn good, but they will always need land and they’ll pay through the […]

President Noynoy Aquino is an ampaw President, a President without substance

Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino is not only good at making people angry; he is also good at making people laugh. In fact, he doesn’t seem to mind being the butt of his own jokes. In a forum held recently at Hope Christian High School in Manila, he warned his captive audience – impressionable […]

Zombie panic! When will Philippine Media own up to the routinely irresponsible journalism it feeds to Filipinos?

The Philippine province of Pangasinan continues to reel from the aftermath of a fatal scoop propagated by giant media conglomerate ABS-CBN through its tele-tabloid Bandila. The “scoop” involved reports that victims of a “terrible flesh-eating disease” were found in Pangasinan and that the disease as “prophesied” would engulf the rest of the planet and cause […]