Manny Pacquiao highlights the whole problem with Filipinos

It seems Filipino sports fandom had achieved a milestone following the results of Manny Pacquiao’s loss to Jeff Horn by unanimous decision. Unlike in the past when Filipinos were united behind Pacquiao, response to the outcome of the fight is now divided along, you guessed it, political partisan lines. It seems Filipinos know nothing about […]

The plight of Manny Pacquiao proves that Philippine political chatter lacks integrity

Philippine political discourse is too noisy. This seems to be the reason why confusion and lack of perspective reigns amongst the Philippines’ chattering classes. Hardly anything gets clarified, no problems get framed properly and, as a result, all the wrong arguments win. There is a concept in communications engineering called signal-to-noise ratio. In the age […]

Despite losing, Manny Pacquiao earned $10m while Jeff Horn earned only $500,000

So one shouldn’t really cry for Manny Pacquiao. After all, both Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn are professional athletes. They make money whether they win or lose. In fact, despite losing the bout, Pacquiao will take home far more money than Horn. According to the Bleacher Report Horn is guaranteed just $500,000 from the bout […]

De Lima’s ouster and Trillanes’s apology: Bullying and mudslinging no longer tolerated in the Senate

Senator Leila De Lima is finding out the hard way that, in politics, it is better to be likeable than to be “right”. This is after sixteen of her colleagues voted to remove her from the chairmanship of the Senate Justice Committee. De Lima, after all, is a newbie, yet her demeanour of late outsizes […]

Manny Wanting Time Off Is Only One Problem

Much has been made of Manny Pacquiao’s promoter claiming his star client wants to ignore his Senate duties to fight some more.  Manny Pacquiao if anything is very consistent. He does everything half assed then makes excuses which his intellectual followers easily buy. The reason Manny does a lot of different pursuits ( singer, politician, […]

How Idolatry Prevents Progress In The Philippines

So people call me out on the harshness of my choice of words, my alleged “arrogance” and my tendency to berate the public figures they worship. Truth be told though, I don’t really blame them. For all intents and purposes, I will admit to the fact that I tend to choose very scathing remarks. Unfortunately, […]

Manny Pacquiao In The Senate: 3 Wrong Reasons Pinoys Love Manny Pacquiao So Much

Let me guess… You thought the match was over, didn’t you? Did you think my threat about a round 3 was just that: a threat? Well, you’re dead wrong! And if you thought that my last two articles was as far as I could go, you’re wrong again! Because there’s a lot more where that came from. […]

Manny Pacquiao In The Senate: Proof That Pinoys Are Idiots

I never thought I’d be writing this to be honest. In truth, I really believed for just a moment that there may be hope for the Filipino people. That perhaps, on some level, there was enough of God’s wisdom that existed within their hearts for them to think critically and make the right choice. That […]