Monthly Archives: April 2013

A reminder to Filipinos – the cardinal rules of the House of Aquino

Is it just me, or a growing number of Filipino citizens are becoming more dissatisfied with president Benigno Simeon Aquino III’s (BS Aquino) performance as time passes by? Those who are dissatisfied claim that nothing much has changed. BS Aquino … Continue reading

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Risa Hontiveros: How can one be a communist and a Catholic at the same time?

Reading John Nery gush like a starstruck teenager about senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros (Akbayan and the Liberal Party) in his recent Inquirer.net piece “A Catholic vote for Risa”, you could be forgiven for thinking Hontiveros is some sort of Filipino … Continue reading

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The State of Education Today: A Discourse on the Destruction of Creativity

We’ve bought into the idea that education is about training and “success”, defined monetarily rather than learning to think critically and to challenge. We should not forget that the true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers. A … Continue reading

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Why you should be worried about 2015

Already wrestling with the public relations fallout of the latest poverty statistics, the Aquino administration apparently was too busy last week to notice the press release from the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) announcing the results of a study … Continue reading

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Lack of thinking and arrogant attitudes are the Philippines’ undoing

In the Philippines, there are many people who claim to have a monopoly on great ideas. They claim to know what is good for you and everyone else. Some of them get very impatient about bringing their ideas into “action”. … Continue reading

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Oakley: Killer Eyewear?

(Rajiv Dargani, the President of Sunglass Hut Philippines, who killed one person and maimed another in a series of car collisions on Mckinley Road in Makati, has not yet surrendered.  Police say he is liable for homicide, physical injuries and abandonment of one’s … Continue reading

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Outraged Over A Misleading BillBoard On The CCP Lawn?

My first reaction to the “Sunset View Block Condominium” Billboard on CCP’s lawn would have been outrage, if I didn’t know better. If I didn’t take to heart GMA TV New’s Howie Severino’s slogan, “Think Before You Click”, I might … Continue reading

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