Senator Bongbong Marcos was the crowd favorite at the Vice Presidential Debates #PiliPinasDebates2016

The one and only Vice Presidential Debates hosted by CNN Philippines became mostly about Senator Bongbong Marcos. If not for Marcos Jr, the debates would have been boring. It seems most people just want to hear from him and what he has to say. Well, except of course for the hecklers who kept interrupting him […]

Will handing out free condoms to Filipinos really solve the Philippines’ population problem?

Why do Filipinos need to be handed out free condoms? Why can’t Pinoy men just buy them like any other red-blooded guy who works for a living? At about five to ten pesos per piece (or 15 up to 45 pesos a pack), condoms cost far less per bang (pun intended) than a baby. Simple […]

We are all still waiting for technology to make our lives better

You gotta give credit to those who cheer on the inroads technology is relentlessly making into people’s personal lives. Technology, they say, is “making lives better” by “empowering” ordinary people to take greater “control over their lives”. The nebulous banter seems to resonate with consumers who remain wide-eyed in anticipation for the coming of the […]

Why the Torre De Manila Issue Is For the Bird Brained

(Updated. 091314) A friend supposedly saw an English speaking Filipino cultural activist licking his chops and gloating over his supposed victory over the enemies of the cultural elite which he claims to represent. The so-called social media “thought leader” announced his victory saying that his/her protest against the Torre De Manila has reached the senate where it is […]

Senator Pia Cayetano: Some proper perspective is due the whole Torre de Manila brouhaha

While I find a bit justified the whole stink being raised around the way the Torre de Manila highrise condominiums being constructed in Manila by developer DMCI Homes is supposedly “ruining” the view of the Rizal Monument, I think we are missing the bigger picture. Metro Manila is an ugly city. And that ugliness did […]

Newsflash! ‘Devout’ Christian ‘coerced’ to get naked on ‘Pinoy Big Brother’!

So the popular reality show Pinoy Big Brother is now the centre of some kind of controversy surrounding allegations that “housemate” Jayme Jalandoni (reportedly “a devout Christian”) in a recent episode was “coerced” into posing nude along with several other contestants. Understandably, Senator Pia Cayetano ought to be upset. After all she is “a staunch […]

What caused the 6-month delay in the release of funding for repair of schools destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan?

It’s always the same, year in and year out. The opening of the new school year in the Philippines never fails to make headline news. The figure now is twenty million. That’s the number of Filipino school kids who trooped to their classes today — a number just short of the population of Australia. Their […]

Will Heart Evangelista make a good First Lady to Chiz?

Why would Heart Evangelista be “bad” for possible future Philippine President Chiz Escudero? Personally, I think it’s about time the Philippines had a glamorous First Lady again. So you go girl! Good to read that you don’t care about all this crap talk about you possibly weakening Chiz’s bid for the top job! I mean, […]