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  • 7676Hyden007Toro765.32 on The late Henry Sy is NOT the bad guy in the story of Philippine poverty. FILIPINOS are.Slavery in the form of "alipin" has been an ancient Filipino tradition. Family live -in slave/servants became more of a tradition during the Spanish colonization era. It continued up to this days... Today, Filipino slave/servants are exporting this 'tradition" to rich foreign countries, like in the : Middle East countries, China, Singapore, Japan, Australia, etc... These Filipino live- in servants/ slaves are paid low wages; works more than eight (8) hours a day; seven (7) days a week. They are subjected to all kinds of abuses by their slave/servant masters. The Philippine government looks the other way , because of...
  • ChinoF on A View on Individual Responsibility and Mental HealthYou have a point, the example that I used fits more under a civil case than criminal one. Though I'd say many societies agree that there's something wrong with someone disrupting a duly recognized institution that holds together the building block of society, the family. So anyway, just imagine another case, like someone who is distraught because he can't kill someone he hates, could not vandalize property, breaks down after being caught for stealing, or other such case where they're clearly in the wrong. Sympathy for these would be misplaced even if they had mental conditions.
  • ChinoF on The late Henry Sy is NOT the bad guy in the story of Philippine poverty. FILIPINOS are.I wonder if some bashers of Henry Sy and SM or other successful Philippine businesses by calling them "slave-drivers" because of contractualization are also defending "My Family's Slave," meaning they claim that there was nothing wrong with a Filipino family having a slave. That would be the height of hypocrisy.
  • josie on Communism in the Philippines should be CRUSHED once and for all!peace talk here, peace talk there all but resulting into pissing contests SEARCH AND DESTROY operations much like those employed in the Administration's the drug war ought to be put into effect
  • 976Hyden007Toro8765.32 on The late Henry Sy is NOT the bad guy in the story of Philippine poverty. FILIPINOS are.Henry Sy's company, the ShoeMart represents unrestricted capitalism. Unrestricted capitalism leads to labor exploitation. Workers are not protected for , profit for the company. It is human slavery in another form. Henry Sy was the slave owner; the Filipino workers at his ShoeMart were the slaves, making him enormously rich and wealthy. Not all rich and wealthy people , gained their wealth by hard work and diligence. As an example, let us take the Cojuangco family. Ysidra Cojuangco was the mistress of the late Gen. Antonio Luna, who entrusted to her the Katipunan National Treasury. Then, Gen. Luna was murdered,...
  • Jiovanni on Democracy’s and its social media politics’ TEN YEAR ChallengeBut people here in Philippines can easily be fooled than ever before. Information travels fast. "News" websites can post malicious, over the top headlines (because people are lazy to read the article) and then suddenly take it down or re-edit the title and still they can get away with it! The real problem here is the Disinformation of those sites, fake likes, fake shares, fake retweets & boosted posts (#PABoost *cough*). Obama and Aquino was the petri dish of how disinformation can get you elected.
  • Jiovanni on The #Philippines is a nation of starstruck ignoramusesNot defending Philippines here, Anastacio mentioned that he was living in LA...well, back in 2000. To be honest, Los angeles is a bad example. Because this 2019, Los Angeles has deteriorated into third-world city.. Skid row homeless people has gotten worse,l ocal government taxing everything, illegal immigrants flooding LA making it look like a literal sh*thole with plenty of crimes everywhere...kinda looks Manila on a good day.
  • Klara on The late Henry Sy is NOT the bad guy in the story of Philippine poverty. FILIPINOS are.From an objective point, owning capital makes it easy to get around any "legitimate" power structure. And we wonder why public servants would rather serve private interests. Being born rich is just as arbitrary as being born poor. Those who see no problem in that submit their fate to chance. There can be no gambling in a society that intends to be truly free.
  • salagintong bukid on The late Henry Sy is NOT the bad guy in the story of Philippine poverty. FILIPINOS are.in the early 70's it was rumored that the first slice in makati was owned by the aquino cojuangco clan.
  • WILD MAN on The late Henry Sy is NOT the bad guy in the story of Philippine poverty. FILIPINOS are.The Philippines is the 2nd most corrupt country in the world. It is the most obviously corrupt country on Earth, the people that run it are thieves, the people that back the thieves are elected by a population that is the dumbest on the planet because they do not even realize how they are being fucked around and , more imporatntly, who is behind it all. It is NIT the corrupt politicians, it ist the Oligarchs that have PAID the politicians to screw their own citizens, their own families...... IT IS BEYOND DISGRACEFUL !
  • WILD MAN on The late Henry Sy is NOT the bad guy in the story of Philippine poverty. FILIPINOS are.OH BULLSHIT, The Philippines is a KLEPTOCRCY...everything is warped, rigged, stolen and then TAXED. Henry Sy and the scumbag that owns PAL are the lowest of the low, deserving of the NOOSE !
  • T on The late Henry Sy is NOT the bad guy in the story of Philippine poverty. FILIPINOS are.If he worked for it, yes, he absolutely deserves 7 slices, you dirty commie. It also doesnt mean that the other 7 people are dumb and lazy, they were simply beaten to the punch by that single guy. There is this misunderstanding that hard work alone is needed to achieve success. It is a combination of hard work, perseverance, wisdom and timing, plus some other factors but most of the time those 4 come to mind.
  • benign0 on The late Henry Sy is NOT the bad guy in the story of Philippine poverty. FILIPINOS are.You seem to have conveniently omitted the first half of the story... The chapter on how the first person came to own the seven slices to begin with.
  • Guest on The late Henry Sy is NOT the bad guy in the story of Philippine poverty. FILIPINOS are.I think many in big business as was embodied by the late Mr. Sy got their success through hard work, talent, AND exploitation or greed. And that Filipinos in some way facilitated that exploitation.
  • Mongoose on The late Henry Sy is NOT the bad guy in the story of Philippine poverty. FILIPINOS are.Historically, the few worker’s rights we enjoy now were not handed to us on a silver platter. People had to fight for them. Be grateful that there are activists out there who do the heavy lifting for you. Labor laws protect people from the excesses of capitalism, and Henry Sy’s company has been lobbying successfully against them. Think about a pizza pie with eight slices meant to be shared by eight people. One person owns 7 slices, while the other 7 people share one slice. Do you really have the gall to say that one person deserves the 7 slices...
  • marius on The late Henry Sy is NOT the bad guy in the story of Philippine poverty. FILIPINOS are.>> People like Henry Sy worked within that equation not because they were “evil” but because, quite simply, that equation is what it is. Absolutely spot-on. Filipinos have created a society that epitomizes failure and dysfunction, and then mock people who somehow manage - against all the odds - to turn that into something halfway useful. SM as an organisation IS very predatory in its practices: however, I fully understand WHY they have adopted those practices. More enlightened ideas (such as seeking a win-win scenario with lessees rather than milking every last cent) would not work in the Philippines. Nobody...
  • 454Hyden007Toro78965.432 on A View on Individual Responsibility and Mental Health@Robert Haighton: Sexual perversion is a broad term. It is defined by :cultural, religious, family and tribal beliefs and traditions. Same as being a sexual fetish. What is sexual perversion to others, may be normal or accepted by others. The old Mormon religion allows male mormons to have many wives. The Islamic religion accept Islamic males to have more then one wife, as long as they can support the wives. Nymphomania and Satyriasis, can be explained to you well by experts in the sexual field. A good psychoAnalyst or psychologist can explain these terms to you.
  • Robert Haighton on A View on Individual Responsibility and Mental HealthHyden, pls give a few examples of sexual perversion (maybe the word fetish comes close?). Why is nymphomania a sexual perversion? What is nymphomania for women/females, is satyriasis for men/males. Just found the latter term on Wikipedia. Never heard that term ever before.
  • krislie on Ormoc City Mayor Richard “Goma” Gomez, A Bigger Douchebag than Kris AquinoYou still believe these journalists? They’re also under some politicians payroll. It is just a matter of who pays them.
  • nevermind@nevermind.com on Filipinos have NOTHING TO FEAR from the Department of Foreign Affairs passport data theft circusHave you ever thought the difference between passport data and that of facebook? If you are to enter a foreign country, would embassies/immigration accept your facebook info?
  • 545Hyden007Toro8907.54 on A View on Individual Responsibility and Mental Health@Robert Haighton: A rebuffed woman is not mentally ill. but, it can be a cause of depression, if she continues to ask for pity, from being rebuffed. There have been many crimes, connected because of "misplaced love" of people. Or people, trying to find better love. Some people, are sexual perverts. Sexual perversion is some form of personality disorder. The same as sexual addiction. Nymphomania for woman, is another form of sexual perversion. So what is is perversion or personality disorder ?
  • 6756Hydenoo7Toro44454.321 on A View on Individual Responsibility and Mental HealthMental Illness is a very complex disease. One of the known causes, is: the deficiency of brain chemical : Serotonin in the brain. Stress can also be one of the factors. Genetics, plays a factor, like: it runs in the family. It is like mental retardation. We still don't know much about the causes of mental illness. As for the evilness of people; like the tendency of our corrupt politicians to steal from us...it is not mental illness, but plain "Greed". Some are also suffering from "paranoia", like the Aquinos, who tell people, "they are family of heroes and saints"...
  • Robert Haighton on A View on Individual Responsibility and Mental Health"Let’s say a certain woman wants another person’s spouse. Some people are just foolish enough to emotionally invest in it, so they believe it’s something great to to do. But let’s say she fails. The husband rebuffs her or the wife tells her off. She may become defensive, fight back though she’s in the wrong, or suddenly curl up into a ball of depression. She may then elicit pity and sympathy and people may defend her, sometimes to the point of saying she not mean any harm and wanting the sanctions accorded by justice not applied to her." What is...
  • ChinoF on Gillette should decide whether “toxic masculinity” is a bigger issue than TOXIC WASTEQuite the opposite to what I remember of the competition, Schick. I've been a Schick user for a while, but one thing that encouraged me was the brand's hilarious advertising placement in a game call Dino Hunters by Kuma Games. I used to play Kuma War (still want to, but they seem to have pulled it down), and it had ads for Dino Hunters. The ads showed a bunch of goofballs hired with a blonde bombshell producer to hunt for dinosaurs in the past (one of the goofballs invented a time machine) for a reality TV show. One funny segment...
  • 765Hyden007Toro9543.321 on Ormoc City Mayor Richard “Goma” Gomez, A Bigger Douchebag than Kris AquinoDo we have an operating Commission on Audit (COA) ? Unless, we prosecute and jail these politician crooks; there will be more and more corruption. It is also the fault of the people of Leyte, on why they allow these corruption to happen. Maybe, they are all intimidated by the crook, Gomez. This is what happen when we have husband and wife, and political family dynasty rule a province. What is the national government doing on this corruption ?
  • d_forsaken on Ormoc City Mayor Richard “Goma” Gomez, A Bigger Douchebag than Kris AquinoPolitics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
  • d_forsaken on Democracy’s and its social media politics’ TEN YEAR ChallengeTheir very conservatism is secondhand, and they don't know what they are conserving.
  • d_forsaken on Gillette should decide whether “toxic masculinity” is a bigger issue than TOXIC WASTEWhat you believe is very powerful. If you have toxic emotions of fear, guilt and depression, it is because you have wrong thinking, and you have wrong thinking because of wrong believing.
  • d_forsaken on Meltdown of Brand Kris Aquino is dragging the Philippine Opposition to electoral oblivion!The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
  • d_forsaken on Is Panelo Now Diokno’s Spokesman or Is Diokno Now The President?When you lay down a proposition which is forthwith controverted, it is of course optional with you to take up the cudgels in its defence. If you are deeply convinced of its truth, you will perhaps be content to leave it to take care of itself; or, at all events, you will not go out of your way to push its fortunes; for you will reflect that in the long run an opinion often borrows credit from the forbearance of its patrons. In the long run, we say; it will meanwhile cost you an occasional pang to see your cherished...