The Philippines’ real tyrants are the Catholic Bishops, NOT its ELECTED officials

Seems like all the screeching about “tyranny”, “dictatorship” and abuse of “human rights” have for so long been directed at the wrong people and the wrong institutions. Right within Filipinos’ midst is an even more insidious tyranny — one that has renmained disguised under a persona of righteousness that conceals a dark power that has […]

Is the Roman Catholic Church ‘full of shit’?

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte thinks so. Duterte railed against the hypocrisy of the Church in a speech he delivered Monday asserting, as a matter of fact, that the hallowed institution is full of the proverbial brown stuff. Church officials have been vocal in condemning the extrajudicial killings that had attended the administration’s crackdown on the […]

To be an independent country, the Philippines needs to build an independent economy

“No man is an island,” as the old clichĂ© goes. On the back of that “wisdom”, it can be said that the Philippine government’s diplomatic posturings in recent weeks expose its people to the risk of being isolated — starved of the global trade and military umbrella they have grown dependent on for survival. But, […]

At last! Roman Catholic Church taken to task for keeping Filipinos poor

The Philippines’ once-powerful Roman Catholic Church has finally met its match. For starters, it chose to be on the wrong side of history during the campaign in the lead up to the May 2016 elections. Back on the 1st of May this year, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) issued a statement condemning […]

A message to Filipinos who plan to celebrate the EDSA People Power ‘revolution’ anniversary

I find them funny, these articles, blogs, and Facebook posts that together mount a futile effort to trumpet the dubious “achievements” of Yellow-branded “democracy” over the last 30 years. Authors of these hilarious articles make the whole circus sound colourful and peachy only because they apply a low bar as a baseline for measuring “progress”. […]

3 Reasons Why I Approve Of Same Sex Relationships

Well, it really looks like Manny Pacquiao is adamant about running for senator in the coming elections and there’s little anyone can do about it. As a matter of fact, considering the kind of mindset majority of Filipinos have, it won’t be all that surprising if he actually wins and uses his seat in the […]

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 […]

3 Infuriating Myths About Family Life In The Philippines And Why They Need To Go

It looks like multiple contributors, commenters, readers and hapless bystanders are having a field day regarding the recent articles about HIV, the RH bill, contraception and, most importantly, sex. In that case, here’s a little something else to think about. See, one of the biggest problems in Philippine society isn’t that people don’t have values, […]