Martial Law and Violence: Products of our Heritage

It’s been 44 years since the declaration of Martial Law, and though it has long been removed, we feel as if it is still in effect. Killings, abductions and other abuses continue to happen. But even worse is that people turn a blind eye to some other problems that are contributing to this, leading to […]

On Independence Day

As I start writing this article’s first draft it is already the day after Independence Day in the Philippines. It is also only hours after a horrific event in which a bigot armed with an easily-purchased semi-automatic rifle entered an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and embarked on a murderous rampage that left 50 people […]

Empathy Vs. Hate: Religion’s Dilemma

I would like to offer a moment of silence to the 50 people who were lost in the Orlando Shooting which occurred at 2 a.m. on a Sunday Morning. I also wish a quick and safe recovery for the 53 people who were injured in the tragedy and that the people responsible for this massacre be […]

Noynoy Aquino govt’s incompetence resulted in tragedies like Kidapawan, Mamasapano, and the Luneta Hostage Crisis

A week after another tragedy occurred in the Philippines, President Benigno Simeon Aquino finally broke his silence about the violent dispersal of protesters at Kidapawan, North Cotabato which led to numerous deaths and hundreds of injuries from both sides of the fence. As usual, instead of condolences and expressions of sympathy, he mouthed off the […]

3 Big Things That Could’ve Prevented The Kidapawan Incident From Becoming The Tragedy It Became

Before I formally begin this rant, I would like to ask for a moment of silence for those who fell in the Kidapawan Tragedy and spare a prayer for those they left behind… … Ladies and gentlemen, it is a different kind of tragedy when the very authority figures meant to protect the common people […]

The Bloody Reign Of The Aquino Aristocracy Needs To End Now!

Ever since the EDSA Revolution, the so-called “Bloodless Revolution”, the Aquino family has ascended a vaunted position in our society. Many saw them as saviors who freed the Filipino people from the alleged “tyranny” of the Marcos regime. There are those who insist that former President Cory Aquino should be made a saint and it […]

Let’s Change what #NeverAgain Means

Seems that #NeverAgain is being spread as a much-overused and tired propaganda buzzword. It’s used to make people believe martial law will be restored once Bongbong Marcos gets elected into a higher position. Really, GRP Webmaster Benign0 is right: it will never come back even if Marcos comes to power. It’s actually being used for […]

3 Themes Filipino Media Should Explore More

One night, I called out an acquaintance over her defense of infidelity-themed TV shows. Flustered and clearly offended when I stated that it may be worth looking into other genres and themes, she said that movies and series that talk about infidelity expose people to the truth about two-timing and other unsavory facts about married life. While […]