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- 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!
Tag Archives: ondoy
The following is a re-post of my article “Day Ten, post Ondoy” originally posted on FilipinoVoices.com on the 7th October 2009. The article has since been included in Elbert Or’s After the Storm: Stories on Ondoy, an excellent collection of … Continue reading
Water supply has always been a problem in the Philippines. Since time immemorial, many Metro Manila residents have even had to rely on electric booster pumps to suck out the essential juice from city’s decrepit mains and store as much … 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
I finally got to watch the film Oliver Twist directed by Roman Polanski. The critics were right in saying that it is the best adaptation of the classic novel by Charles Dickens. You won’t find it in the cinemas today … Continue reading
I found out recently that public flavour-of-the-month presidential candidate Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino Jr had upgraded his website. The new website is far glossier than the original one that I trawled for information and cited as reference back in the 30th … Continue reading
We often hear the phrase “culture of impunity” attributed to Filipinos. Indeed, nothing could be more true. We so incline ourselves to latching on to improper habits that present no immediately unpleasant outcomes without really understanding long-term ramifications associated with … Continue reading
When will we step up to squarely facing the challenge of overcoming what has tormented us for the longest time? Thousands of Filipino lives have been lost and millions of dollars in property damage sustained as a result of disasters … Continue reading