Spanish Writer Draws Fire for Exposing “Filipino Mindset”

In a classic moment of anger after being told “you have a pimple on your face,” Filipinos again cried foul against an article of a Spanish researcher living in the Philippines. Jorge Mojarro, whose article was published in Interaksyon (his being called “spaniard” in the article seems to reflect the antiquated thinking in our society) […]

Noynoy Aquino’s new chief presidential legal counsel and the KKK tradition

President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino continues his tradition of appointing KKK’s, kabarilan, kaklase, kamag-anak (Gun buddies, classmates, relatives, respectively) to government positions, regardless of the sensitivity. In his latest move, he has named attorney Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa as his new Chief Presidential Legal Counsel (CPLC). Caguioa has been a classmate of the president’s from […]

Musings on Independence Day: Discovering a new kind of freedom

It’s that day again; that historic moment that will forever make its way to our youth’s school textbooks, that significant event that ended Spain’s grip on our forebears for good, that spectacular time when the Philippine flag was waved at the balcony of then-President Emilio Aguinaldo at Kawit, Cavite… that eternal memory etched in history […]