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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 2010
I happened to see this on a public school wall and it made me think, “oh no, this is wrong.” Continue reading
One of the most popular and controversial books ever written about the roles and influence of mass media in contemporary history is Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988) by world renowned linguist, author, philosopher and political … Continue reading
The case of plagiarism supposedly committed by Philippine Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo that was eventually dismissed by the Supreme Court represents a microcosm of a bigger problem, which I think needs urgent attention from Filipinos. The bigger problem that … Continue reading
While riding the EDSA MRT, I happened to be shocked by the Guadalupe bridge billboard of “Willing Willie,” where the infamous host Willie Revillame poses with a troupe of dancing girls flocked around him. What bothered me was not really Willie himself, but how the girls around him were used. Continue reading
Our culture of impunity. It’s the Filipino’s renowned hospitability and smiling demeanor turned devastatingly cancerous, perhaps terminally. Storms that resulted in “minimal casualties” (by the standards of the typical Third World society’s regard for human life) for now occupy the … Continue reading
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
It is not surprising that even in a battle amongst professionals who built their trade upon deep-thought fields such as philosophy, the tools of choice remain primitive — intimidation, pulling of rank and seniority, and use of mass media. All … Continue reading