HOPE lies in imagining a JEEPNEY-FREE Philippines

As usual, the whole “debate” around the plight of the hundreds of thousands of jeepney drivers and the “threat” to their “livelihood” presented by the prospect of modernising public transport in the Philippine has taken a wrong turn. Highlighted by the usual “socially-aware” cliques of “activists” is the wellbeing of what is, essentially, a relatively […]

Will the next anti-Duterte rally be AWESOME enough for Millennials?

According to various sources, there will be (yet another) protest rally against the government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in the coming days. What are these rallyists going to protest? Duterte’s purported authoritarianism? Martial Law in Mindanao? “Killings” related to his “war on drugs”? So what else is new? This is, after all, the era […]

3 Ways Philippine Society Today Is Abusive To Children

From these articles, it can be surmised that majority of Filipino society seems to treat its children quite poorly. Contrary to being “child-friendly”, it seems that our apparent “wholesomeness” is just a front for more disturbing aspects of our society. Of course, I know that there will be those out there who will once again […]

Pabebe Girl Power highlights Filipinos’ confusion: Are we individualists or collectivists?

There’s a case to be made for girl power growing stronger nowadays. I say that after seeing that Pabebe Girls video. Dude, they’re young girls making a statement. I suspect that the reason they copped so much derision is because of their, how do I put this politely, less-than-sosyal accents. I mean it’s easy for […]

Animation and Imagination: Why We Want Them Back

Well, in light of Benign0’s recent article about the “Pabebe” Girls and the reaction they’re garnering across the country, I come to wonder just what happened to the youths of today and what will become of the following generations. I’m not going to judge the children in the video. After all, as some of our commenters like […]

Homages, Fanfics, Parodies and Ripoffs: Defining Plagiarism

This is not meant to be a critical article but one that begs the question of just what is originality and why so much media in the Philippines is often branded “unoriginal”. I mean, just what does it mean to be “original” in this day and age and why does it have to be an […]

‘Great nations achieve great things’ – Is the Philippines a great nation?

Sometimes we forget that only a very tiny tiny minority of Filipinos are able to articulate the kinds of ideas exchanged within the circles of people who think. One can find lots of brainwaves splashing about in the Philippine social media scene where so much could be discussed about people and events and so many […]

What the context of the next State of the Nation Address (SONA) should be

As we approach the end of the fiscal year under the administration of a man who, during his campaign, trumpeted his envisioned role as President as one of being a “fiscalizer,” the time to take stock of what has been achieved or, at least, what groundwork had been lain over the last 12 months is […]