Insulted much? Talaga lang huh!

The viral issue at www.hongwrong.com smacks of cultural ignorance on the publisher and on the educational system disseminating it. We are at an Age where Diversity is being embraced by the enlightened and I could have easily snapped back with this highly suggested “Widow” edit : “I am Chinese and my government is Asia’s bully, […]

Minsan may Isang Puta

Tingin ng mga bobong kapitbahay ko, puta daw ako. Nagpapagamit, binabayaran. Sabi nila, ako daw ang pinakamaganda at pinakasikat sa aming lugar noon. Di ko nga alam kung sumpa ito, dahil dito naletse ang kinabukasan ko. Tara, makinig ka muna sa kwento ko, yosi muna tayo. Alam mo, maraming lumapit sa akin. Nagkagusto at naakit. […]

Vhong Navarro and Tent Cities as Top Stories? I guess not.

Surely,  the Philippines hasn’t rebounded from the ravage of  the Zamboanga stand off and the calamities that came, one after  the other, but why is  it, that the Vhong Navarro argumentum ad misericordiam hogging all forms of media while minimal attention is given to those in the South of the Philippines who are still living in […]

God does not work FOR us

Joining our Muslim “kababayans” reflecting at the eve of Eid ul-Adha was most relevant for me. If it was a test of faith for Ibrahim/Abraham to surrender a beloved son, whose birth came to him when he was more than 80 years old; For Filipinos, it’s been the most trying months for our country devasted […]

Mark Joseph Solis

“Froth and Bubble”, “Toil and Trouble”

Plagiarism is personal to me, having been a victim myself , unfortunately many think plagiarism is a none issue. Well sorry to say that, plagiarism has one big repercussion that should make each Filipino conscious and cautious about and it is losing our credibility and the respect of the international market. Fact is, we are already […]

Laguna Copperplate Inscriptio

Filipinas or Pilipinas? What is in a name?

Filipinas or Pilipinas? While this issue has kept the social media abuzz and has given the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) the attention they want, changing the name without the proper understanding of “What is in a name?” will promote nothing but another superficial change. The proposed name change is said to help invoke a […]

On Edsa People Power and the legacy of the Jabidah massacre

It’s been 27 years since the Edsa People Power, a time when we all hoped for the best. Where has that spirit gone? Has that “Proud to be a Filipino” tagline, gone beyond lip service? Has that popular mantra translated to a country where the rights of its citizens is upheld and its citizens know the […]

“Nganga!” goes the Filipino taxpayer

Filipino taxpayers can take pride in sponsoring two expensive teledramas. In 2012, we saw the Club 188 signatories expedite the impeachement of then Chief Justice Corona, courtesy of a Powerpoint presentation. The drama was blown to a full scale at the senate, where we saw a nation polarized by the eloquent grandstanding of our public […]