Leni Robredo and the epidemic of voter remorse gripping the Philippine public

The lesson around the need for Filipino voters to choose wisely sinks in the most with those who supported — and, worse, voted for — “vice president” Leni Robredo. One tweetizen proposed a pretty good term to encapsulate this: “voter’s remorse”. Before we go on, recall first that there is a major precedent to all […]

Filipinos’ overall extrajudicial way of life is the reason Duterte remains popular

It is quite evident by now that the notion that “extrajudicial killing” is “bad” doesn’t sell very well to the ordinary Filipino. This is, after all, a people renowned for their overall extrajudicial way of life. To bring the point across more pointedly, doing things above, below, beyond, and around the framework of the law […]

Of Dogs And Men: On The Complacency And Gullibility Of Pinoys

My grandfather, Heaven keep his soul, died a few weeks ago after suffering a fatal heart attack in the hospital. He died at the age of 90, an age I suppose some of us here can only envy. Anyway, truth be told, he was never really my grandfather by blood. An American from North Carolina, […]

Proof of how hopeless Mar Roxas’s campaign and messaging team REALLY is!

Mar-tards just don’t get it. In their efforts to mount a last-ditch effort to shore up Mar Roxas’s stats (showing photos of him surrounded by hakot crowds in various stadiums and all that), they are showing just how disogranised they are and just how incoherent their messaging strategy is. In fact, the more they publish, […]

Five more appalling bits of election “wisdom” that need to go away

National elections are around the corner here in the Philippines, again. The difference between this year and the elections in 2013 is that this time, aside from voting for 12 senators and local government officials, Filipinos will also be choosing a new president and vice-president. In the previous national elections six years ago, there were […]

Should Proper Parenting, Spending, and Scheduling Be Taught in Philippine Schools?

It’s amazing how the dysfunctional mindset of Filipinos permeates the entire society, and that it’s not just the monopoly of the poor and uneducated. You will encounter a supposedly professional licensed civil engineer making excuses for being late in his building project because they have a barrio fiesta, or a supposedly U.P. graduate squandering a […]

Why Does the Philippines Even Exist?

Why ask why? Well, as much as what, when, where, or how is as valid enough a starting word for an inquiry, I like to ask WHY questions because it makes us THINK. And I really encourage more Filipinos to get into the habit of doing so because it’s great cerebral-gymnastics exercise – being one […]

It Is Not Our Language That Makes Us Dumb But What We Talk About!

Okay, before we begin, I’m pretty sure some of you will be wondering what an “idiocracy” even is. Well, in case it’s not obvious enough from the words that compose it, an “idiocracy” is a nation or state that is ruled by idiots. This is a kind of place where being an idiot is actually […]