Kris Aquino’s text message to Duterte proves patronage politics is alive in the Philippines

According to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, former television host and Presidential sister Kris Aquino sent him a text message pleading with him not to send her brother former President BS Aquino to jail. It seems she was compelled to contact Duterte on learning that the President is hell bent on getting to the bottom of […]

Here is why ‘fake news’ and religion are the same

A serious effort to understand the true causes behind the purported proliferation of “fake news” in the Philippines begins with an examination of what motivates the average social media user to click the “Like”, “Retweet”, or “Forward” buttons on their devices. Those who decry the “ignorance” of the average social media user who mindlessly contributes […]

Before Mocha Uson, there was Kris Aquino. Oh, and Jim Paredes

The way all these crybabies are now blubbering about the rise of Mocha Uson to the top of the Philippines’ thought leadership hierarchy, you’d think celebrity endorsers had never existed before. Truth is, using glitz, glamour, and shock as a means to influence public sentiment is as old as prostitution itself. The Philippines’ now-ended 30-year […]

3 Big Reasons Why President Duterte Should Not Allow Himself To Be Interviewed By Kris Aquino

Hello again, my dear readers and colleagues of Get Real Philippines! It has been quite a while since I have written anything here as I have been busy with other projects which I think would have little to do with the current agenda and goals of GRP. However, with the sudden (not to mention surprising) reaction […]

High-performance choppers transport Kris Aquino to Cebu LP campaign!

Rarely would one witness such an awesome array of Philippine government air assets assembled at one time — not even during a disaster! Exhibited in a recent set of photos making the social media rounds is what seems to be an armada of no less than five helicopters escorting presidential sister Kris Aquino to a […]

The Tagalog language consists of words that hardly mean anything of substance

Tagalog is a derivative of the Malay languages as Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasia Malaysia are. They are languages of experiences and emotions. They are NOT languages of the MIND as English, Spanish, German, French, etc, which are derivatives of Latin, are. Latin, in turn, derives its concept from Ancient Greek, which of course found its […]

3 Traits Of The Aquino Family That Mirror Pinoy Dysfunction

There’s been quite a bit of talk after Kris Aquino recently announced that she will be leaving the country soon. Of course, this isn’t exactly the first time she has threatened to leave the country and, as a matter of fact, has done so countless times in the past. Just to name a few, she […]

A Sermon On The Hypocrisies Of The Aquinos And Other Celebrities

This is written in response to all those supporters of the Aquino family who keep telling their critics that “they’ve done a lot” for the common people. In all honesty, as much as I’d like to respect other people’s opinions and as much as I hate having to lecture people in a quasi-religious manner, I think […]