Alam Pa Ba Ng Mamamayang Pinoy Ang Kahulugan Ng Salitang “Kabayanihan”?

NOTE: Ladies and gentlemen, I find myself writing another Tagalized article here not because I want to leave out our foreign readers but simply because I want this particular message to reach out to more locals who have some difficulty reading English. It is imperative for many of my countrymen to at least get the […]

Revisiting Jim Paredes’s “giving up” on the Philippines and moving to Australia in 2006

Following that whole kerfuffle between singer and die-hard Aquinoist Jim Paredes and Manila Times columnist Rigoberto ‘Bobi’ Tiglao over the question of Paredes’s citizenship, people are now curious about what is it exactly that makes Jim Paredes such a seemingly confused individual. After all, Paredes back in the 1980s already had a United States Green […]

Pinoy pride: Rather than earn it, Filipinos CAMPAIGN for it

For a people who fancy themselves as “humble”, there is not much of that evident in the statements posted by people attempting to refute the ideas presented in my previous article “Do Filipino immigrants really contribute to the greatness of the United States and other countries?”. It seems the concept of quiet achievement is alien […]

Patriotism in the Philippines and What It Faces

“In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” ~Mark Twain So what is a patriot in this day and age and what does it mean to be one? […]

The 44 SAF troopers died heroes, but their deaths were all in vain

A lot of people are telling me that the tipping point has finally come — that a critical mass of Filipinos are finally seeing Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III for who he really is: the president who should not have been elected. Readers who have followed and read Get Real Post and participated […]

Is the Philippines of any value to the rest of the world?

Imagine for a moment that the Philippines was suddenly swallowed up by the seas leaving no trace of it, its culture, and its people. Then ask yourself this question: Will the rest of the world miss the Philippines? What a confronting question, right?! It may be true, of course, that the Philippines is a source […]

Filipinos need a radically NEW kind of nationalism

The epic failure that was the 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) of Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III this week highlights a pressing need for Filipinos to come up with a new — more modern — form of nationalistic drive. What President BS Aquino essentially did this week was break the proverbial […]