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 […]

Why Rappler’s apology to Mar Roxas raises more questions than it answers

A few days ago, news outfit Rappler ran a story which highlighted how Liberal Party (LP) presidential candidate Mar Roxas responded to questions about the ongoing laglag-bala scheme in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA): Former interior secretary and now Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer for 2016 Manuel Roxas II defended the Aquino administration over the […]

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 […]

State Of The Mentality Of The Nation

Promises made in the heat of night Creepin’ home before it got too light I wasted all that precious time Quietly now while I turn a page Act one is over without costume change The principal would like to leave the stage The crowd don’t understand Rod Stewart “I Was Only Joking” Just like last […]

Noynoy Taking A Blowtorch To The Constitution Is Typical Of Pinoy Problem Solving

Some of you are familiar with the story of George Washington and the Cherry Tree. The short version of the story is that a six year old George Washington was so thrilled to be given a hatchet that he tried it on almost anything in the family property. The problem was he eventually got around to […]