Manny Wanting Time Off Is Only One Problem

Much has been made of Manny Pacquiao’s promoter claiming his star client wants to ignore his Senate duties to fight some more. ┬áManny Pacquiao if anything is very consistent. He does everything half assed then makes excuses which his intellectual followers easily buy. The reason Manny does a lot of different pursuits ( singer, politician, […]

Filipinos do not know it yet but dynasties may actually be good for the country

It’s been glaringly obvious that the Philippines is a feudal society and has been ruled by dynasties since time immemorial. Dynasties, after all, are essential in a society renowned for its Heritage of Smallness. Nick Joaquin in that seminal essay observed: However far we go back in our history it’s the small we find–the nipa […]

The Philippines: a country governed by people who reflect the society that elected them

Does the solution to the multitude of ills that plague the Philippines reside in politics? Is it really the quality of government that is behind the chronic failure that is the Philippine nation? Think again. [Photo courtesy Today in History.] Perhaps there was a time when there were lots of scapegoats that Filipinos can count […]