Push for Cory Aquino sainthood an insult to real saints and Filipinos who suffered during her term

Thank God I wasn’t the only one who went “What the hell?!” after reading a recently-shared article published on the Philippine Star in mid-2015 claiming a Jesuit priest is pushing for the canonization of the late former President Cory Aquino as a saint by the Catholic Church. A lot of people were actually using worse […]

Why Filipinos are not ready to fully embrace ‘gay rights’

Any discission on the future of the “gay rights” movement in the Philippines has to start with the teachings of Filipinos’ Christian faith — because, at the moment, religion is stubbornly baked into Filipinos’ sense of identity. But, Christian teaching in general — and Catholic dogma specifically — categorically lists homosexuality and its derivative lifestyles […]

Why Manny Pacquiao is better than Donald Trump

Why do Filipino Catholics live in sin? That’s a serious question. We all do, right? Most people I know go to mass every Sunday, say grace before meals, make the sign of the cross when they feel fearful or thankful, and, generally, regard themselves as Catholics. But here is what benign0 said in a recent […]

On Mother Mary And Marian Devotion In The Philippines

After all the articles aiming to criticize the destructive religiosity of the Philippines, I find myself writing another piece about how some of our beliefs seem twisted and somehow dangerous in a sense. Of course, again, everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and opinion. However, for now, please hear out some of the points […]

The Problem With Pinoy Religiosity

To be honest, I was just going to make this a comment to Midway Haven’s latest article about spirituality in the Philippines. However, I decided to make it a full-on article because I have points to share that really need to be addressed to our society. The thing is, while I myself hold religious beliefs […]

The 2016 Official Charles Englund Political Campaign Manual

Free political campaign advice from the Charles Englund Foundation (CEF): In the curious morass that is the Filipino collective psyche, a leader must never volunteer or present himself for political office, more so, not for the (cue trumpets) “highest office in the land” (or what people in other countries simply call, the presidency). To present […]

A Deadly Cocktail of Religion and Politics in the Philippines

The Philippines is a nation of people who would describe themselves as “God fearing”; where their lives revolve around entrusting everything to God. 80% of the population consists of Roman Catholics. This is also a nation where the phrase “malling” exists as a hobby since Filipinos just love to spend their spare time hanging out in […]

Daang Matuwid: A Legacy Of Perversion

To be honest, I planned on simply chilling out for this week. After my rampage in the previous few weeks, I considered taking a short break from all the troubles of the country and the rest of the world and just spend some quality time with myself, my family and my friends. Heck, I even […]