Filipinos need to uphold a Deliver-Or-Die ethic like the Japanese

The deadline for the completion of the LRT (Light Rail Transit) Line 1 project (Baclaran to Bacoor) by the end of 2015 has passed and the promise issued by President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III that he and Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) Secretary Jun Abaya back in 2013 will throw themselves under a […]

Filipinos hold on to PNoy’s promise to throw himself, Jun Abaya under a train

As the pressure from Filipino Netizens intensified and became too hard to ignore, Malacanang had no choice but to finally address President Benigno Simeon Aquino’s promise to get run over by a train if the Light Rail Transit (LRT) extension doesn’t get delivered by the end of 2015. According to Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, the […]

Grace Poe should drop out of the presidential race for the sake of unity

Philippine senator and 2016 Presidential aspirant Grace Poe who was once very popular among Filipino voters is now becoming another polarizing figure after the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Second Division cancelled her Certificate of Candidacy for the presidency. Their decision is based on grounds that she is not a natural-born citizen and has not met […]

Mar Roxas is part of the Philippines’ problem and will not be an effective president

Filipinos will be given another opportunity to change the course of their future in the 2016 Philippine Presidential Elections. The chance to remove power from the members of the oligarchy who have reigned with incompetence and mediocrity in the last 30 years is coming soon. One can only hope the voters will not waste this […]

3 Rules Of Chivalry In The Modern Age

I’m writing this article in response to the recent incident where a woman bashed a guy over the internet because he didn’t give her his seat when they were on a train. Now the woman did apologize later on which I think was good on her but I don’t think this is the only time […]

Holiday Bus Service: a long-overdue modernisation of Metro Manila bus transport

Filipinos are too quick to slam the efforts of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to provide an alternative public transport option to Metro Manilans. The “Holiday Bus Service” is actually a good idea. Half-baked perhaps, but a good one that possibly needs more time in […]

Duterte’s dangerous experiment: Vigilantism as state-sanctioned doctrine

We all have bad experiences dealing with other people. Some of those experiences make us wish we could just take a gun and shoot whoever had caused those bad experiences. But we don’t because there are also consequences for doing so. Perhaps in the case of the Philippines, presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte and what he’s […]

Rodgrigo Duterte is wrong: There is a lot of room to be ‘iron fisted’ legally!

I make no secret of my own preference for iron-fisted rule. In the Philippines, there is a lot of room to implement that within the framework of the law simply by consistently applying said law. Take that quintessential Filipino icon, the jeepney. By itself the jeepney single-handedly epitomises the Philippines’ culture of criminality. The state […]