Aerial photo of monstrous urban blight in Manila shocks Filipinos!

This aerial photo of what could be a suburb of Metro Manila made desolate by a wilderness of urban shanties as far as the eye could see has been making the social media rounds over the weekend. The first I came across it was on a Sunday morning post on the Get Real Philippines Community […]

Filipinos have no Philippine ‘Nation’ to rely on in the event of a catastrophic earthquake

So some residents of Metro Manila now know how big or how little a risk they face in the event of a strong earthquake hitting sometime in the future. A certainty, we are told. But information is only useful when it is actionable. The information so far being circulated by the Philippine government comes primarily […]

Filipinos and their Squatter Mentality culture

Whether it be Moros demanding the “right” to carve out big resource-rich chunks of Mindanao and call it their very own autonomous Sharia-governed Islamic paradise or actual squatters that are, well, squatting on property owned by law-abiding tax-paying people, the argument of choice fielded by apologists of these “oppressed” communities is that they are “victims”. […]

Why the Bangsamoro issue is not at all too different from the Philippines’ squatter problem

I’ve come to realise the whole trouble with academics. A lot ot them have minds so imprisoned by their expensive “education” that they fail to spot important points in the facts sitting right in front of their noses. Take the simple question: What is it exactly about the current governance system in the Philippines that […]

Corruption, incompetence and foolishness under President Aquino exposed!

Why does God allow the corrupt and incompetent public servants to stay in power in the Philippines? I wish I had the chance to ask Pope Francis that question in person. But it would have probably confused him because the incumbent Philippine President Benigno Simeon (BS) Aquino, in his welcome speech to the Pontiff, insisted […]

Manila street kids and families enjoy P6000-per-night beach resort during Pope Francis’s visit

Perhaps then, the Philippine government may be right after all. Perhaps government personnel did not, as what was alleged, round up street kids all over Manila and throw them in little cages. No. According to an ABS-CBN News report, the kids and their families were “guests” in a posh P6,000 peso (USD135) per night resort […]

Why do MMDA traffic officers need to wear diapers? They can just piss on Manila’s streets!

I don’t know what Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino was thinking when he issued — and, worse, publicised — a directive to his legions of “traffic enforcers” to wear adult diapers while on duty during the visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines this month. He said there would not be enough […]