CBCP’s “Walk of Life” stunt illustrates just how primtive a society the Philippines remains

As expected, the Inquirer Editor stepped up as chief cheerleader in the recent “spate” of street activity, specifically the so-called “Walk of Life” organised by, who else, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). Crowing about the 20,000-strong “crowd” that gathered in Luneta to sing hymns and wax prayerful over the situation of the […]

Cultures Themselves Don’t Respect Human Rights

Social media is all aflutter about perceived human rights violations that many are trying to link to the Duterte administration. However, such people should be reminded of another thing: human rights violations are an issue in other countries and cultures too, even developed ones. Back in 2014, writer Eric Posner wrote about why humanity has […]

Filipinos must drop their Fixation on Bloodlines

Filipino society continues to have this fixation on bloodlines. For example, we are fixated on finding out whether famous people in other countries have Filipino blood, and vice versa. When someone is abusive or bad-habited, we assume that it is in the blood and that people who are related (like children) will absolutely be the […]

Power, Pride, Typical Pinoys and What Results

In my previous article, I pointed out how pride and power doesn’t really mix that well with typical Pinoys. Now, in case you’re not convinced, I’m going to show you a few examples of just how this combination actually comes out: The Anti-Prophet The Anti-Prophet is the word I use to describe the people who, […]

Animal fetish: Frozen pangolin in Chinese fishing boat seized in Philippine waters off Palawan

On top of the damage a Chinese fishing vessel had caused on World Heritage-listed Tubbataha Reef off Palawan in early April, Philippine authorities have reportedly made a striking discovery in the ship’s cargo hold — hundreds of frozen anteaters or pangolins. All eight species of the pangolin are considered to be in danger of extinction […]