Sarah Geronimo and Kim Chiu star in mystery Disney ‘surprise project’

Philippine media have reported the release of Disney Asia’s “Disney Princesses Southeast Asia Calendar” supposedly after a promo run on Disney Asia’s Facebook Page that remains “unannounced”. According to an ABS-CBN report Filipino starlets, Sarah Geronimo and Kim Chiu have been selected to portray fairy tale characters Rapunzel and Mulan respectively. Photos of Geronimo and […]

The #Philippines suffers from acute intellectual bankruptcy and a lack of common sense

[The following is a piece originally published in The Manila Bulletin on the 09th April 2000 and featured in Get Real Philippines on the same year. How many of the issues mentioned here remain the same unchanged ones today? Remember, this was written back in 2000.] * * * AN admired Filipino economist, based in […]

One More Term For Pnoy and Other Examples Of Blatant Ignorance

   Shrek: [observing a giant building] That must be Lord Farquaad’s castle… Do you think he’s maybe compensating for something?    If anything pushes my hot buttons enough to make me interrupt my days of meth consumption it is the spreading of ignorance by Pinoys online. The only reason you spread ignorance is because you […]

Philippine Congress as “the country’s biggest criminal syndicate”? Who would’ve thought?!

I found the picture below in an article on the Manila Bulletin. My first impulse when I saw the BizNewsAsia cover was to doubt whether it was a legitimate one. After remembering how the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) got burned by using a fake picture of president Benigno Simeon Aquino III (BS Aquino), I think […]

MB Claims Philippines Attractive to FDI Based on the “Because We Said So” Metric

Here’s an interesting claim from an article in today’s online edition of the Manila Bulletin, which is apparently too exciting to attribute to a particular author: Two factors – skilled workforce and competitive labor cost – account for investors’ choice of the Philippines as an ideal investment site. Many foreign companies reportedly prefer Filipino workers […]

Administration Demurs on Blanket Pay Hike

According to a brief article late Friday on the Manila Bulletin’s website, President Aquino has rejected the call from leftist groups led by the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) to certify as urgent HB 3745 and HB 3746, which would mandate an across-the-board P125 wage hike as a response to rising fuel and commodity prices. The […]