Organized Religion and Organized Crime…

Ladies and gentlemen, I am not making this up and I am not saying this lightly. If any of you have bothered to keep up with my articles and posts here on GRP, you probably know that I hold religious beliefs. So yes, I know that what I’m about to say will sound somewhat hypocritical. […]

Videogames And Children: A Bad Combination?

With the inexorable advance of technology comes the inexorable advance to seek entertainment. When computers were first introduced to┬áthe public, they were still quite primitive and much of their performance could be easily compared to something just a little more advanced than your scientific calculator. Just a few years since their creation, the idea of […]

Colegio de San Agustin road rage! Is the Philippines home to a decent society?

We make one big assumption whenever we express indignation and outrage over the instances of banal injustice that make regular news fodder in the Philippines — that ours is a “decent” society. But step back and ask a more fundamental question: Is Philippine society really a decent one? Just now I spied a recent post […]

Question to activists: After resorting to violence against Sec Butch Abad, what next?

I can understand the rage felt by those UP students who mobbed Department of Budget Management (DBM) Secretary Florencio ‘Butch’ Abad in mid-September. The behaviour of these activists represent an explosion of pent-up anger over what many believe to be an astounding case of wholesale national thievery that will likely go unpunished. Abad is widely-regarded […]

Gripped by a mounting crime wave: Filipinos increasingly fearful for their safety!

There seems to be a tsunami of crime crashing into Philippine shores nowadays. More and more Filipinos are gripped by fear over their personal safety and the safety of their loved ones. Indeed, we need look no further than the news and disturbing imagery of young victims of “rape-slay” crimes in the Philippines. In his […]

Why do we like circulating photos of dead victims of violent crime?

Nobody will disagree that there are a lot of heinous crimes being perpetrated today, and a lot of it is going unpunished. Recently I saw a photo of the latest murder-rape victim making the rounds on Facebook. The photo depicted what the poster claimed to be “Sarah”, a 14-15 year old girl who was allegedly […]

Mystery shrouds viral photo depicting gunmen seemingly attacking an SUV along EDSA!

A photo showing gunmen seemingly attacking an SUV along EDSA is making the rounds on social media. The Philippine Star reports… The photos showed three vehicles and a motorcycle surrounding the SUV, and men supposedly pointing guns at it. The witness, who was not identified by Yahoo News, reported that the incident happened at 2:45 […]

Aquino anti-cybercrime law curtailing freedom of speech ruins significance of EDSA people power revolution

The celebration for the 28th anniversary of EDSA People Power revolution will be low key according to Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma. Instead of holding it at EDSA where it was held traditionally, it will be held in Cebu province. The reason given was “because the province was the bulwark of the opposition to the […]