3 Reasons Why The Philippines Needs Better Role Models

I think I remember mentioning that culture certainly plays a part in one’s morality or in the perception thereof. This idea was espoused by none other than Chinese Philosopher Confucius himself, in case you want to know. But now, I have to ask the question, how can we ever hope to solve our dysfunctions as a nation […]

Cheer up Filipinos, the only way for the Philippines to go is up!

Very illuminating, all the comments I got from my previous article Pabebe Girl Power highlights Filipinos’ confusion: Are we individualists or collectivists?! 🙂 I do agree, it’s a double-edged sword this whole idea of self-expression. With the floodgates open thanks to social media, the idea that a small bunch of bureaucrats are the final authority […]

Pabebe Girl Power highlights Filipinos’ confusion: Are we individualists or collectivists?

There’s a case to be made for girl power growing stronger nowadays. I say that after seeing that Pabebe Girls video. Dude, they’re young girls making a statement. I suspect that the reason they copped so much derision is because of their, how do I put this politely, less-than-sosyal accents. I mean it’s easy for […]

Animation and Imagination: Why We Want Them Back

Well, in light of Benign0’s recent article about the “Pabebe” Girls and the reaction they’re garnering across the country, I come to wonder just what happened to the youths of today and what will become of the following generations. I’m not going to judge the children in the video. After all, as some of our commenters like […]

Youth in the Philippines suffer from a lack of good role models

Michelle Alfonso and Janet Ricabo, the “Pabebe” Girls, rose to fame a couple of weeks back after a video they uploaded onto the Net, what else, went “viral”. The video wasn’t much of a production piece. It was just a rant clip with two young teenage girls asserting their right to be who they are. […]

Would you vote Dingdong Dantes into the Philippine Senate in 2016?

The Inquirer reports that Dantes joins celebrity politicians Quezon City Mayor Herbert ‘Bistek’ Bautista and Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno in the Liberal Party’s senatorial lineup for the coming elections when 12 of 24 Senate seats will be up for grabs. So what has Dingdong done? Well, for one, he married actress Marian Rivera in […]

The interrupted speech of Krisel Mallari

The reason why I do not subscribe to the general perception that Ms. Mallari should be praised for her speech is that the details surrounding the incident I have seen and read about just do not support the parameters of what I believe to be traits accorded to bravery and/or integrity—the rallying cry and slogan […]

#HereWeGo! Stuff to occupy Filipino kids’ minds #NgayongSemBreak

It’s the semestral break in the Philippines! Filipino students refer to it by its obvious abbreviation, “sembreak”. With much of the Philippines’ youth now free from the oppression of paper deadlines, exams, and 7 a.m. classes, what are they to do with all this free time? In the age of ubiquitous internet access, social media, […]