Women are being STEM-shamed into coding work by Silicon Valley!

You know why Silicon Valley and the whole tech industry is pushing women and minorities into taking up coding and into various techno-geeky fields of study? It’s because they want the other 50 percent of the workforce to join the pool of programming professionals and put downward pressure on tech salaries. So when you come […]

My take on Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach’s quest to find a boyfriend

Reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach expressed her dismay at being loveless at the moment. When asked the question, “If there is one thing she could change in this world, what would it be?” her response was not the standard “To bring world peace” but it was rather, more personal. In her own words, she said […]

Ang Mga Kababaihan, Ang Kagandahan At Kapokpokan Sa Pilipinas

I would like to apologize in advance to our non-Tagalog readers for this latest article. Unfortunately, the matter to be discussed here is very sensitive and I want to be as clear as possible to my countrymen who may want to read this. Secondly, this matter is very personal and, if at all possible, I […]

Rodrigo Duterte needs a PR makeover to win the presidency

It looks like Davao Mayor and Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte is going to be another public relations nightmare similar to President Benigno Simeon Aquino and another Presidential aspirant Mar Roxas. Just like BS Aquino and Roxas, Duterte is acting like a loose cannon – speaking and acting like he does not care about what people […]

Filipinos: Stuck on the Superficial

I have always thought that, one of the biggest problems with the typical Pinoy mindset is their obsession with what is superficial over what takes on a deeper meaning. I remember Kate Natividad writing an article about how Filipinas can contribute to smartening up the population by choosing to bear children for the smarter population […]

In defense of Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto

Poor Tony Meloto. I think events caught up with him and this time he said the wrong thing to the wrong audience. Maybe having Fil-Ams as his audience for too long sort of made him forget that the banal racism and sexism in Filipino humor simply does not fly with real Americans. My friends say […]

It won’t be much of a Mother’s day for Mary Jane, Celia and PH

There was an outpour of sympathy from Indonesians and Filipinos for Mary Jane Veloso, days before she had to face her death sentence by firing squad in Indonesia. Mary Jane is a Filipina MOTHER who has been declaring her innocence over a conviction for drug trafficking since Day 1 of her 5-year ordeal. The hashtags: […]

Women, Feminism and the Pinoy Mindset

Look, I’m not claiming to be an expert when it comes to women. Heck, back when I was in college and still studying nursing, my grades sucked big time when it came to maternal and child care. Not joking there people. When instructors asked me about the “stages of labor” I would enumerate to them […]