Yellowtards exhibit crab mentality when they vilify Brillante Mendoza and his TV series “Amo”

The Philippine Opposition led by the Liberal Party (a.k.a. the Yellowtards) have gone way beyond feeding Western media with slanderous and downright misleading information about the Philippines. The Yellowtards are now resorting to lobbying — even bullying — a media organisation into withdrawing content they summarily deem “undesirable” in this most recent instance of their […]

Will a China-owned telco operating in the Philippines spy on Filipinos?

For one thing, it is a bit presumptuous to think spying on the minutiae of day-to-day lives of ordinary Filipinos is an important enough main objective for a multi-million dollar investment in network infrastructure and telco service delivery capability. There really isn’t much to learn from data collected from Filipino Internet users beyond what Facebook […]

You can’t ban ‘fake news’ unless you also ban Eat Bulaga and Catholicism

The Philippines is a paradise for con men and carpetbaggers. Because Filipinos lack a substantial foundation of principles to stabilise their journey through life, it is easy to use modern technology and basic persuasion techniques to herd them in different directions. It is a nation of 100 million people just asking to be milked of […]

Old colonial scars revealed: The presumptuous diplomatic row over the Madam Secretary circus

Filipinos have long been known for their inability to distinguish between real life and reel life. Theirs is a society, after all, that elects showbiz politicians to power on the basis of the achievements their fictional characters win on screen. Thus it is hardly surprising that a diplomatic row would erupt over a recent fictional […]

Sec Gina Lopez faces off with miners while VP Leni Robredo, well, holds ANOTHER press conference

As expected, Vice President Leni Robredo, in her recent press conference remains stuck in issuing motherhood statements about President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. So much for the symbol of “woman power” she was put up to by her social media fans. Unfortunately for Robredo, that ill-thought-out branding no longer flies — not with the […]

3 Big Reasons Why President Duterte Should Not Allow Himself To Be Interviewed By Kris Aquino

Hello again, my dear readers and colleagues of Get Real Philippines! It has been quite a while since I have written anything here as I have been busy with other projects which I think would have little to do with the current agenda and goals of GRP. However, with the sudden (not to mention surprising) reaction […]

Are Filipino-Americans a ‘marginalised’ and ‘invisible’ people?

According to the article The marginalization of Brown Asians published recently on the Seattle Globalist, this is a perception begging serious consideration. The following excerpt from this article captures the all-too-familiar lament with regard to how “under-represented” Filipinos think they are as Asian-Americans… We are tired of the fact that when people think of Asian […]

How The Mainstream Philippine Media Is Killing Our Cultural Identity And Imagination

It’s that time of the year again and while a lot of us are busy with preparing for Christmas, I’m busying myself with creating Halloween stories to tell for those who may want to listen. As I’ve said many times before, my year simply doesn’t feel complete without a period of fearful stories and mysterious […]