#BREXIT shows that social and economic collectivism is a pipe dream

The recent vote by the people of the United Kingdom (UK) to leave the European Union (EU) has rocked the world. Many of my friends living in London, England have expressed their disappointment over the result of their referendum. There are lots of uncertainties and this has rocked the UK market as well as the […]

The Light-A-Fire Movement was not Heroic

One nearly forgotten chapter of Martial Law history was revived with the recent death of a controversial figure of the time: Steve Psinakis, one of the leaders of a terrorist group called the Light-A-Fire Movement. It was a group of upper class people who decided that violence was the solution against Martial Law abuse, and […]

Blaming Religion for Conflict is just another Fashion Statement

Recent events, such as terrorism committed by Muslims, have led to some people banking on it as a rationale for wanting religion wiped off the face of the Earth. Atheists especially are excited, using this as proof of their claim that religion is the cause of all conflict. However, I disagree. It is still a […]

Beware of Violence-mongering Propaganda

Memes, picture messages and other viral content are popular on the Internet because of the fun they sometimes bring. But at other times, they can also be used for misinformation and propaganda. And the trouble is, people often don’t question them when they should. More than ever, the Right-Wing (or perhaps right-wing may not be […]

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 […]

Miss Malaysia Fatwa: The Question of Beauty, Discretion and Self-Determination

I know that the topic that I am going to write today will not be greeted by approval and mass agreement. I am also fully aware that perhaps a couple of my friends and colleagues will condemn me and my thoughts. I also expect that some will try to mock my thoughts and paint my […]

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 […]