Monthly Archives: August 2010

Hostage crisis fallout: P-Noy’s supporters should admit their mistake to support unity among Filipinos

There are many ways to try and talk with President Noynoy Aquino’s supporters. Unfortunately, none of them works. They are so caught up with their own narrow view of what is good and evil that they cannot see beyond their … Continue reading

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Comparing apples to oranges: The Madrigal murders and the Mendoza hostage affair

Filipinos have been mounting a bit of an inward reflection and soul-searching in the face of overwhelming shame brought about by the appallingly incompetent handling of the August 23 Mendoza hostage incident that resulted in the unnecessary deaths of eight … Continue reading

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The Failure of Filipino “Pride” after the Bus Hostage Crisis

One of the worst reactions that Filipinos have on the hostage crisis is, “We are still proud to be Filipinos in spite of what happened! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!” It’s very wrong. To the world, it looks like we’re proud of foreigners being killed in our territory. Continue reading

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Mendoza’s hostage drama and P-Noy’s culture of distrust

Most of us knew it was just a matter of time. As predicted in my previous blog, President Noynoy Aquino’s high popularity rating at the beginning of his term only had one way to go and that was down. What … Continue reading

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Did discrimination in the Philippine Media lead to the deaths of eight Hong Kong tourists?

Much of the criticism surrounding the handling of the Manila hostage crisis that ended in the preventable deaths of eight Hong Kong tourists had to do with the intrusive coverage of the event by the Philippine Media. Had the hostage-taker, … Continue reading

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Mendoza siege: P-Noy’s, the PNP’s and the Media’s incompetence shown to the world

The recent Manila bus siege gave President Noynoy Aquino another opportunity to exhibit one of the two things he does best, which is to do nothing. As the tragedy of the hostage situation was unfolding, shocked and curious Filipinos were … Continue reading

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The Filipino: Worth dying for? 22% of Filipinos disagree

Last Sunday, the 21st of August was the death anniversary of National “Hero” Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. That date is significant to me because I remember back in 1983, how his brother Agapito — what’s-up-with-the-nickname — Aquino in a stroke … Continue reading

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