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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: October 2009
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 often wonder why smart people are frequently admonished for “failing to reach” less-smart people — as if society owes the less smart a dumbing down of the smart stuff. One particularly controversial example of the prevailing pressure to dumb … Continue reading
One of the things that struck me as very odd and disturbing when I first arrived in the Philippines was the habit of the media – and transitively, the people – to treat news of crimes in a sensational way. … Continue reading
While scanning the Inquirer.net today, I happened upon a page that displayed today’s (19 Oct 2009) editorial cartoon… … and I thought, okay, three interesting elements all together in one image: (a) a black cloud labelled with the words “super-typhoons”, … 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
This is our contribution to this year’s Blog Action Day theme — climate change. What we as ordinary people can contribute to the effort to combat climate change lies in some personal behaviours of ours that we have direct control … 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