GET REAL POST
Where we continue the tradition of delivering cutting-edge insight into the issues and trends.
- What Vice Ganda’s tongue-in-cheek remark says about us Filipinos
- It is in the Filipinos’ best interest that Noynoy stay alive until the 2016 elections are over
- Filipino voters should be blamed for the Philippines’ problems
- Will the Philippines prosper if we change its system of government?
- Down with the Colonial Apologists and Imperialists!
Monthly Archives: November 2009
In my recent article on GetRealPhilippines.net, “The promising decline of Philippine demagoguery“, I celebrate evidence I see of small steps being taken down a different path in the way we as a people regard the coming presidential elections. That is, … Continue reading
Presented here, unedited and in its entirety, is the Economic Program portion of the platform published by the Liberal Party. It is one of three parts of their platform, which bears the general title “Policies for the New Century”; the … Continue reading
The trouble with swinging a pendulum hard in one direction is that it will eventually swing back in the opposite direction just as hard. In the Philippines, the pendulum has swung from one end to the other hard all within … Continue reading
I have a friend who disagrees very much with my social and political views about the Philippines. He thinks that my commentaries about the country come across as negative and therefore running counter to his own views. This deeply offends … Continue reading
According to the latest Pulse Asia survey relevant to the coming 2010 presidential elections in the Philippines, “presidentiable” Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III along with his sidekick “Mar” Roxas are tops in the race. Their report Filipinos’ Preferences for the May … Continue reading
[...] our political practice is more oriented towards coalitions; and the coalitions, too, require time to hammer out a common platform as the basis of uniting to support specific candidates. The broader the coalition, the longer and more complicated the … Continue reading
Over at Barrio Siete, a commentor issued a challenge to another commentor that illustrates an aspect of the Philippine National “Debate” that is a Filipino favourite and a cherished tradition of our “democracy” — gossipping about who thy neighbour planeth … Continue reading
From Patricia Evangelista’s Jesus in Yellow on the Inquirer.net: In a nation where government responsibility has shifted to the media, and calls for aid are directed to newsroom desks instead of the hotlines of the National Disaster Coordinating Council, this … Continue reading
Noynoy Aquino was at it again last night, describing himself as a “fiscalizer” in an interview with CheChe Lazaro on ABS-CBN’s “Probe Profiles” program. The term, which has its roots in the Spanish word fiscalizar, is described in David Chan-oong … Continue reading
Again Philippine society steps up to presenting itself as a showcase of sad juxtaposition. Just a month ago, an outpouring of often well-publicised support and relief work marked the aftermath of the destruction wreaked by tropical cyclone Ondoy on Metro … Continue reading