Migrate. Now. How government inefficiency in the Philippines chokes entrepreneurship

I loved our country and once said I’d never leave it, even though it was corrupt and all. I mean, things are just the way they are, right? Right. So, if the-way-things-are directly means extremely heavy taxes, stooping down your own morality, and cheering by as the local politician runs for office again and again, […]

A Sermon On The Hypocrisies Of The Aquinos And Other Celebrities

This is written in response to all those supporters of the Aquino family who keep telling their critics that “they’ve done a lot” for the common people. In all honesty, as much as I’d like to respect other people’s opinions and as much as I hate having to lecture people in a quasi-religious manner, I think […]

How to Save PNoy’s and Mar’s Pyramid Scheme

So presidential candidate Mar Roxas (Mar), echoing President Noynoy Aquino’s (PNoy) refusal to lower income tax rates, claims that lower income tax rate would be detrimental to the Filipino people. He states that with a reduced collection in income taxes, many government programs where a lot of people benefit from would be compromised (e.g. PhilHealth, […]

The Real Reason Why PNoy Does Not Want to Lower Income Tax

So President Noynoy Aquino (PNoy), in response to proposals by some legislators, said that he is not convinced that lowering income tax rates would be beneficial to the country. He claims that: “If we lower income tax rates, revenues will be smaller while the deficit will be wider. The widening deficit will be a negative […]

Trying to Penetrate a Crazy Mind

[This is satire.  Exact similarities to actual names and events are coincidences, and should not be construed as intended, as intent is only to tickle.  Do not read too much into the names and events for they may be true, or may not, but if you do, writer shall not be held liable for the […]

Balancing the duty of the Bureau of Customs and the sacredness of the Balikbayan Box

Recently, I heard news about the Bureau of Customs (BOC) intending to open Balikbayan Boxes for inspection. The Manila Times reported in an August 17, 2015 article: “The items [inside the boxes] may as well be considered as smuggled goods for non-compliance with the Philippine Tariff and Customs Code,” Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina said on […]

Pressure mounts as DOJ and BIR turn the screws on Cedric Lee!

Things continue to look grim for the embattled group of characters accused of being involved one way or another in the mauling of top ABS-CBN celebrity Vhong Navarro. The list of characters has so far been getting longer… (1) Deniece Cornejo, siblings Cedric and Bernice Lee, along with a group of alleged thugs (including Ferdinand […]

Kim Henares’s BIR tax cheat ad fiasco: All Filipino doctors need is an extra layer of skin

Poor Kim Henares. The beleaguered Commissioner of the Philippines’ Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is caught between a rock and a hard place — her ass is being kicked by President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III to bleed more legal revenue from the Filipino people. Trouble is, Filipino politicians derive illegal revenue from all that […]