A Marcos and Edsa 30: Thirty years after People Power

Thirty years after  Ferdinand Marcos, Sr. was ousted from his seat of power, the miasma of anxiety has grown thick over the possibility of his JUNIOR occupying the second highest post  in the Executive branch of government. For the past two years, the #NeverAgain hashtag appears in social and mainstream media, grabbing at each opportunity […]

Discipline Should Come from Within

My fellow writers here in GRP have explained that someone iron-handed like Rody Duterte has become popular for the wrong reasons (or maybe the right reasons, but in the wrong way). Duterte is seen as a figure like Ferdinand Marcos, who is thought to have enforced order through harshness in Martial Law. There are people […]

How Filipinos See “Leaders” Keeps them Stuck in a Rut

2016 is around the corner and recently, many people in the online complaintosphere have lamented that it’s the same old names. This is actually predictable, because Filipinos haven’t leveled up in what they demand from leaders. They behave the same old way: vote and forget. They vote, then assume the leaders already know what to […]

Are OFWs Greedy or Evil?

If you think my article criticizing Pinoy Pride is demeaning, try the idea of someone saying, in effect, the OFW is evil just by being one. A blogger recently gave his view on the OFW issue. In a Facebook group, he commented that OFWs are “good for nothing.” He insists that OFWs should be condemned […]