Risk management is erring on the side of preparation rather than on the side of celebration

Is information that we get from politicians, celebrities, and business people reliable? Think about it. These are people who’s job it is to tell people what they want to hear rather than what they need to hear. Politicians want potential voters to think that they have a bright future that they will, presumably, be led […]

Filipino Culture and Its Loser Mentality

Actually, I’m supposed to be working on the 9th chapter of Deep but again, I find myself writing another article, this time about the recent failure of our representatives in the SEA Games, particularly the diving competition. Heck, I even got an imitator in one of the commentaries. I don’t know if I should be flattered or […]

Is being ‘unprepared’ to compete in an international sporting event a valid excuse to fail?

‘Not being prepared’ is not an excuse. What it is is a reason for failure, no more no less. And, yes, the failure of Filipino divers John Elmerson Fabriga and John David Pahoyo in this year’s Southeast Asian Games is a failure of ALL Filipinos. There is no other way to describe the fielding of […]

In response to Julia Nebrija’s public transport adventures in Metro Manila

I came across an article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer about a foreigner’s experience in the Light Rail Transit plying the length of Rizal Avenue from the Roosevelt Station in the north to Baclaran in the south. Being a regular commuter myself, I can’t help but give my own take about her observations. Titled ‘The day I […]

The Philippines after the Second Aquino Presidency: A profoundly-DAMAGED country!

Suddenly, people are crying Vindictive! as outraged Filipinos now seek justice for the unnecessarily enormous casualties sustained by the Philippine National Police’s (PNP’s) Special Action Force (SAF) and direct a long-overdue outpouring of anger against Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III. 44 elite police officers are now dead thanks to the savagery of an […]

Filipinos need to end their love affair with mediocrity and ‘pwede na yan’ mentality

My views are not very popular with Filipinos. I guess it’s partly my fault because I like posting topics that some might consider taboo and boring. But it’s not like I discuss religion or make fun of other people’s religious beliefs. Granted, I like talking about Philippine politics and society in general but I really […]

Indeed, the REAL issue is not the Philippines — it is Filipinos

Indeed, the Philippines is a wild trail that needs to be negotiated. And as experienced trackers and wilderness negotiators will point out, navigating a wild trail is not for the faint-hearted and dimwitted. You need brains, you need stamina, you need guts. Do Filipinos have any of those virtues? Well now, don’t get us started. […]

The Pointlessness of the Anti-GMA Rage

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo may still be the number 1 target of the Aquino administration, as seen in the recent plunder case leading to her recent arrest. Even the Corona impeachment is nothing more than an extension of the outrage… nah, hate fad against GMA. The biggest target of the current administration may be to […]