Values and Virtues in the Philippines and Why They Don’t Help Much

As a young boy studying in a Catholic private school, I was often proud of the fact that even our so-called “goodness” was also graded in our report cards. You see, in the back of our report cards, you would find a grading system regarding our industry, initiative, obedience and other traits you would find […]

Noynoy Taking A Blowtorch To The Constitution Is Typical Of Pinoy Problem Solving

Some of you are familiar with the story of George Washington and the Cherry Tree. The short version of the story is that a six year old George Washington was so thrilled to be given a hatchet that he tried it on almost anything in the family property. The problem was he eventually got around to […]

Nothing Speaks To Pinoy Dysfunction Than These Two Pictures On This Ash Wednesday

  A wise man learns from his mistakes. Well the Philippines is not known for producing wise men let alone electing them. In fact it is the other way around. The more morally/legally deviant you are, the better chance you have of being elected . To me that speaks more to the essence of the […]

Why Pinoys Are Fixated On Superficial Beauty Contests

    I don’t get beauty contests. I don’t look forward to them. I don’t watch them. I don’t revel in the victories and I don’t care to keep track of the history. I do get the pinoy obsession with them though. Maybe it takes one to know one and I have never been a […]

Is the solution to Filipino Dysfunction being more “UnFilipino”?

One of my theses about the Filipino Condition is that bad practices have been ingrained as part of Filipino culture, and thus have been identified with our nationality. For example, many Filipino became shoplifters in Hong Kong many years before that caused a store to ban Filipinos from entering. Because there were many enough cases […]

Love Exciting and New

    ” Love Exciting and New/ Come Aboard / We’re Expecting you and Love’ Life’s Sweetest Reward, we’re a friendly smile on a friendly shore.” Theme from the Love Boat sung by Jack Jones.   No,  I am not doing a Kate Natividad style story. The title is in reference to a 70s hit […]

No Ability = Winnability

    Einstein is often credited with the saying Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Einstein also said we can not solve our problems with the same thinking that created them. Both quotes play in nicely to my topic today boys and girls. Ever notice every single […]