Monthly Archives: November 2010

DOT advertising agent on a rampage!

In yet another display of failure of the Philippines’ so-called thinking elite, Harvard graduate and chairperson of the infamous advertising agency, Campaigns & Grey, Yoly Villanueva-Ong, recently wrote a scathing attack on those who criticized the Department of Tourism logo … Continue reading

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Lack of class of the Aquino Government rubs off on classy lady Yoly Ong

From the Web site of Campaigns and Grey: “I’m a great believer in learning new skills and looking at things in a fresh, new perspective, so that the traditional becomes untraditional.” – Yoly Ong, Group Chairperson We now see the … Continue reading

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The incredible shrinking case for keeping Trillanes and Lim in jail

Malacanang and Congress seem to be singing off the same hymn book now that they’ve succeeded in re-framing the issue of Antonio Trillanes, Danilo Lim, and their band of bandits into a debate that fits the famously small minds that … Continue reading

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The Real Flaw in 'Pilipinas Kay Ganda'

This flaw that the whole story demonstrates is the attitude of not cleaning house, sweeping the dirt under the rug and hiding it with flagrant and arrogant pronouncements, like “Proud to be Pinoy,” that are more like bangka-lifting. Continue reading

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Andal Ampatuan Jr: No different from the average Filipino schmoe

Frankly I fail to be impressed by all the huffing and puffing about how “shocking” the massacre of 57 people is allegedly in the hands of warlord Andal Ampatuan Jr. I also fail to be impressed by the people who … Continue reading

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The ironic fall of a venerable "e-mandirigma"

Esteemed blogger BetterPhilippines (henceforth referred to as just “BP”) raises some good points in his latest blog to question the sincerity of Undersecretary Vicente “Enteng” Romano’s resignation letter, particularly his taking “full accountability” for the fiasco, when in fact (as … Continue reading

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Filipinos and happiness: why we need to be serious about it

There is enough evidence to suggest that Filipinos in general are preoccupied with the desire to be on a permanent state of euphoria or at least with being perceived to be a “happy-go-lucky” society no matter what circumstances they are … Continue reading

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