How to stop Philippine Media’s systematic dumbing down of an entire nation

It is pretty much a no-brainer. The idea that the Philippines’ entertainment industry is a massive contributor to accelerating erosion of the collective intellect of Filipinos has long been a widely-accepted fact in Philippine society. As far back as 2006, Isagani Cruz wrote about this in an Inquirer article. I cited the key excerpt in […]

Filipinos need new innovative ways to nail #DAP crooks to the wall!

Following the milestone ruling by the Philippine Supreme Court (SC) yesterday deeming the controversial presidential slush fund known as the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) illegal on most counts, the reckoning has started. Several courses of action are being considered which may be undertaken in any number of combinations. The three standout items include: (1) Impeaching […]

How idiopreneurship can stem the flow of talented people abandoning the Philippines

Much has been said about how the appalling work conditions, low pay, and stifling congestion in the Philippines is driving away its most talented workers. But what seems to be the biggest put-off for the greatest Filipino minds is the intellectual bankruptcy that prevails in Philippine society. Much has also been said about technology being […]

President Noynoy Aquino shows discomfort with question from Sunstar’s Oscar Pineda

In a Facebook status which has garnered some attention, it was highlighted that Oscar Pineda, a journalist working for Sunstar Cebu, asked president Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino during a press briefing about the apparently inadequate support for typhoon victims and the snail-paced rehabilitation efforts in northern Cebu. Two Thumbs up for Oscar Pineda of Sunstar […]

Mosquitoes, Zombies, Yellow Fever, and Despicable Him

Mosquitoes In a recent article of his, Manila Times columnist Rigoberto Tiglao revisited the term “Mosquito Press”, apparently first coined during the last years of the Marcos rule as president. Any paper that wasn’t aligned with the current regime at that time was considered “merely irritating like mosquitoes”, so to speak. Now times have changed. […]

All in all you’re just another brick in the wall, waiting on the world to change

The title applies to you, as a Pinoy, if you swallow hook, line, and sinker, everything that you are told by media, your elders, and your politicians. You submit to the matrix that is Da Pinoy condition. You submit yourself without question to the collective “bliss” of the Hive. You hope that the world will […]