The Philippines: a country governed by people who reflect the society that elected them

Does the solution to the multitude of ills that plague the Philippines reside in politics? Is it really the quality of government that is behind the chronic failure that is the Philippine nation? Think again. [Photo courtesy Today in History.] Perhaps there was a time when there were lots of scapegoats that Filipinos can count […]

The physics of Noynoying

I do not think President Noynoy Aquino (PNoy) is entirely devoid of any scientific knowledge. I am inclined to think that he has a firm grasp of physics. In fact, Noynoying has its own set of principles to explain itself as a seemingly natural phenomenon. PNoy has his own fundamental laws of motion. If Newton’s […]

PNoy is just being himself when he is Noynoying

I have been writing about President Noynoy Aquino’s lack of vision and substance even before he got elected. Back then there were only a handful of political pundits who where vocal about his competence levels. And back then, it was so hard to convince Filipinos in general that he didn’t fit the image his public […]

Noynoying and the national philosophy of Pakitang-Taoism

Contrary to popular belief, Roman Catholicism is not the state religion of the Philippines. The state religion is really sort of a sub-belief system or sect of Roman Catholicism called Pakitang Taoism — really more a philosophy than a religion, to be fair. But while Roman Catholicism provides a regimented framework of dogmas offering a […]

Noynoying – the Philippine president lends his name to the Filipino Condition

The term may be new but the observations go way back. The term “Noynoying” is a new buzzword that hit home run and stuck. Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III after all is the no-results president — the President who so early in his stint in office had already been criticised for his slack work […]