Alternative Media 16: The Witcher

Whenever the fantasy genre is mentioned in the Philippines, the first things that come to most people’s minds is stuff like Enteng Kabisonte or Panday. Of course, there’s the crowd who still remembers Encantadia well, but these are few and far between nowadays as there are more and more “pantaseryes” (fantasy soap operas) that come out on a near annual […]

Please Change The Local Media First Before The Education System, Mr. Duterte…

There has been considerable reaction to Rodrigo Duterte’s latest speech about removing subjects like calculus and trigonometry in schools which is covered by Vincent over here and later on by Fallen Angel in her latest article. According to Mr. Duterte, this is because the said subjects don’t seem all that useful to start with and that they have […]

Part of Duterte-style national discipline involves clamping down on media freedom!

So Philippine politics has become more like a teleserye nowadays. The men of the hour are presidential candidates Rodrigo Duterte and Mar Roxas. The earlier is emerging as the top contender for the throne while the latter is struggling to rise from the bottom of the polls. Nonetheless each one has threatened to slap the […]

Why Filipinos are no longer inspired by their future

One sure sign that you are lost is when you suddenly realise in the course of a journey that you have ended up back in the same place where you had started off. It means that whilst you had expended valuable energy taking steps, those steps had not taken you any further from where you […]

What Aldub got right (and wrong) about courtship, love and romance

You probably have been living under a rock if you haven’t heard of Philippine television’s current most popular characters from the noontime show Eat Bulaga, Alden Richards and Yaya Dub (Maine Mendoza in real life), better known by the portmanteau ‘Aldub’. It’s very hard to ignore the buzz surrounding the celebrity “couple” Aldub particularly since […]

4 Things That Prove Filipinos Are Perverts

There has been much hullabaloo about the party celebration of MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino, most of which is chronicled by my good friend ChinoF over here. I wrote a previous piece about the innate perversion of typical Pinoys in this article here but, like with my more scathing statements, was met with considerable skepticism. There […]

Of debates on ‘kababawan’, ‘kayo na matalino’, and all-around Pinoy apathy

There’s a perverse type of pleasure people with a lot of time in their hands derive with simply prowling the endless frontiers of cyberspace in search of “worthy” causes as a platform to give people a piece of their valuable opinions on things. Or for some, just grabbing the popcorn and soda to simply sit […]

How Lea Salonga Proved The Shallowness Of Filipinos

As of late, Lea Salonga had a few scathing statements that were largely misunderstood by the general public again. Similar to what happened in a previous incident wherein she questioned the significance of Philippine Independence Day and whether or not we should be really be celebrating it at all, there has once again been an […]