Why People should stop looking up to celebrities

Recently, two TV personalities, RR Enriquez and Jeck Maierhofer (who I never heard of until now) were shown in a video where they bothered a sleeping passenger in another car by honking their own car’s horn to wake him up. They soon felt the wrath of netizens, leading them to apologize for their apparent rudeness. […]

Telenovelas: Building Walls in Society

  Well let’s face it: Do the telenovelas of Philippine TV really have anything to offer the common people? I’m an upper middle-class Pinoy who lives with a lot of kasambahays who just love to watch telenovelas. While I hate said shows with a passion, I cannot help but notice a few issues with the […]

Television can save the Philippines

The word escapism, as defined on the Net, refers to a mental diversion by means of entertainment or recreation, as an “escape” from the perceived unpleasant or banal aspects of daily life. It can also be used as a term to define the actions people take to help relieve persisting feelings of depression or general […]

Rainy season proves Filipinos are stuck in a time loop

“Filipinos are very adaptable.” “Even storms can’t deter their will to survive.” “I’m so proud to be a Filipino.” “Baha ka lang, Pilipino ako.” (You’re only a flood; I’m a Filipino.) The torrent of praises aimed towards Filipinos isn’t likely to end after braving fierce winds of the southwest monsoon that ravaged the Philippines these […]

Filipinos too can build weapons of mass destruction

Here’s an income-generating idea that aligns beautifully with a natural Filipino cultural predisposition. A report published on The Telegraph tells of how the New South Wales (Australia) Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) recently issued a letter to a certain Ms Kristen Perry requiring her to cite “just cause” for continued use of personal license plates […]