Are comments sections becoming a thing of the past?

Comments sections can be both a boon and a bane for online sites, whether they be news sites or blogs. In an ideal setting, the conversations and insights that can be derived from those who leave comments would be wholesome, respectful, decent, lucid, on-topic, and diverse. The ideal setting does not exist in today’s internet […]

Raising the flag of righteous indignation

It really irks me no end to see and hear people judge others and label them as evil or bad, at the very least not good. So-called righteous people who parade themselves as holier than thou are, in reality, hypocrites.  Like the minions of the yellow army who until now keep on harping that President […]

President Rodrigo Duterte will replace the Church and ‘civil society’ as the nation’s champion of Equality

Here we are debating whether the catcall and wolf whistle of President-Elect Rodrigo Duterte (DU30) was sexist or not. Okay, let us debate it for whatever lessons it might give us, but to have it as one of our headline news? Aren’t we losing focus on the biggest problem? Oh, I forgot, it involved one […]

The issue of “unity” under a Duterte presidency

A key insight during the recently concluded national elections emerged, and was pointed out by many on social media: Filipinos will be divided on whom to vote for, but they all agree on whom to vote against. The candidate for president who was, tough luck for him/her, voted against was none other than Mar Roxas, […]

Manny Pacquiao In The Senate: 3 Wrong Reasons Pinoys Love Manny Pacquiao So Much

Let me guess… You thought the match was over, didn’t you? Did you think my threat about a round 3 was just that: a threat? Well, you’re dead wrong! And if you thought that my last two articles was as far as I could go, you’re wrong again! Because there’s a lot more where that came from. […]

Filipino ‘journalists’ have no right to judge Rodrigo Duterte and misconstrue his statements

I think I need to diversify my Following and watch list on Twitter. All I see are a bunch of “journalists” shrieking about the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte regarding his views on “bad” journalists and the fate they supposedly deserve. Did Duterte really justify the killing of bad journalists? Who are we to judge? […]

Leni Robredo’s increasingly desperate bid to win the Vice Presidency

One recent news headline read: “Leni worried by Bongbong’s surge in surveys”.  It is quite understandable why Vice Presidential candidate and Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo is “worried”. She must have a lot to worry about now that her rival Senator Bongbong Marcos has a big chance of winning the Vice Presidency. For one thing, […]

Why Manny Pacquiao is better than Donald Trump

Why do Filipino Catholics live in sin? That’s a serious question. We all do, right? Most people I know go to mass every Sunday, say grace before meals, make the sign of the cross when they feel fearful or thankful, and, generally, regard themselves as Catholics. But here is what benign0 said in a recent […]