5 Ways That Mar Roxas’ Campaign Video “Fast Forward” Insults The Common Filipino

They say that “curiosity kills a cat”. Well, the thing is, I’m not a cat. If I am any kind of animal, I’d probably be a snake of some kind, perhaps a sidewinder. Anyway, after watching Mar Roxas’ campaign video called “Fast Forward” and reading Benign0’s article about it, I somehow found myself still alive. […]

Why Americans are embracing Donald Trump’s view of the world

Donald Trump is on a war path against political correctness. And America is increasingly behind him as he leads the charge to take the beachhead. US media reportedly does not know what to do about Trump. It covers him because he delivers the all-important ratings their shareholders salivate over yet, in doing so, the industry […]

Kristiyano Ba Talaga Tayong Mga Pilipino?

Linggo ngayon mga mahal kong kababayan at feel kong manermon. Oo, alam kong hindi ako pari o pastor pero nakasulat din naman sa Bibliya na hindi mo rin naman kailangan ng basbas ng kahit anong simbahan para mangaral ukol sa mga salita ng Diyos. Basta buo ang pananampalataya mo at bukal sa loob mo ang […]

“Natural” Talents and Pinoy Pride

I recently realized one thing about Filipino belief in Pinoy Pride. It is likely based on the idea of natural talents. Notice that Pinoy Pridists highlight Filipino “talents,” and imply that talent is always inborn. Also, notice what Yellow propagandist Edwin Lacierda said one time: that “The Filipino has an innate advantage when it comes […]

The hollowness and hypocrisy with which Filipinos regard foreign entities

Fact is, the Philippines is tremendously dependent on foreign entities to prop itself up. Not only do Filipinos rely on importing foreign goods into the country, they have a constant need to seek validation from foreign entities that they have good qualities. Up to a certain point, Filipinos could be excused for saying that as […]

Filipinos: Stuck on the Superficial

I have always thought that, one of the biggest problems with the typical Pinoy mindset is their obsession with what is superficial over what takes on a deeper meaning. I remember Kate Natividad writing an article about how Filipinas can contribute to smartening up the population by choosing to bear children for the smarter population […]

Could hiring practice biased towards women and minorities doom Silicon Valley?

According to a Huffington Post report there is “a diversity problem vexing the entire technology industry” because there are not enough women, black, and Hispanic people employed by Silicon Valley technology companies. Search giant Google, for its part, is seemingly under pressure to hire more people from those groups. It has mounted “a concerted effort […]

In defense of Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto

Poor Tony Meloto. I think events caught up with him and this time he said the wrong thing to the wrong audience. Maybe having Fil-Ams as his audience for too long sort of made him forget that the banal racism and sexism in Filipino humor simply does not fly with real Americans. My friends say […]