Author Archive: Striving Writer

Duterte, not God, is the STUPID one (but he is just being truthful) Part 2

Don’t forget to read Part 1. Duterte’s stupid independent foreign policy Duterte talks about having an independent foreign policy that sides with no particular nation. However, he sides with China and Russia and this he does by criticizing the United States and the United Nations. Stupid, is he not? Diehard Duterte Supporters criticize the Catholic …

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Duterte, not God, is the STUPID one (but he is just being truthful) Part 1

Duterte and religion After reading news articles and social media posts about Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s tirades against the Catholic Church, which culminated into him calling God ‘stupid’, I cannot help but recall a verse I have read in the Bible years ago. The verse says that the foolishness of God is wiser than …

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The Filipino Church lacks experiences in local martyrdom and persecution

It is no secret that the Filipino Catholic Church has been into a few bullshits over the past few years, with scandals such as sexual abuse by its clergy, opulent lifestyles of its members as opposite to the lives of Jesus, the Apostles, and the saints, and interference in political matters, which get the goat …

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Did Jurina Matsui make history at the recently-concluded Senbatsu Election?

By now, you should already know that SKE48’s Jurina Matsui emerged as queen of the AKB48 53rd Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo, officially called the 10th annual AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo. Miss Jurina was crowned in front of more than 30,000 subjects of the 48 music fandom at the Nagoya Dome in Nagoya, which is the base …

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SKE48 delivers 1-2 punches at the 2018 Senbatsu Sousenkyo

All hail the new queen, Jurina Matsui! The AKB48 53rd Single Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo (53rd Single World General Election) and 10th annual AKB48 Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo have just concluded. Guess what? Matsui Jurina of SKE48 is hailed queen by the fans of the 48 music fandom. Her coronation took place just last night before a …

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Trump-Kim Summit

The meeting that will change the world Like everyone else who keeps watch of the upcoming June 12 historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and American President Donald Trump – between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States of America (USA) – we cannot help but wonder what …

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What do the Barangay Tanods of the Philippines do? I want to know

The barangay, which roughly translates to “village”, is the smallest political unit in the Philippines. As of 2017, there are about 42, 036 barangays all over the country. The barangay captain or chairman, along with his councilors and other officers, leads the barangay. This post, however, is not about this unique political system in my …

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Philippine Politicians Are Corrupt: They Have No Love for the People (Part 2)

Evil runs in the family and in the party Philippine politicians do not serve the country out of love and in the name of public service but out of greed and lust. This is how poverty gets widespread and evil triumphs in the country. By producing new generations of corrupt and evil leaders, they prolong …

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Philippine Politicians Are Corrupt: They Have No Love for the People (Part 1)

“Love” lost in the proposed new constitution Lawmakers at the Philippine House of Representatives have proposed to delete the word “love” in the 1987 Constitution, the current constitution, in the move to change the country’s system of government to federalism. The House speaker threatens to hold the funds of lawmakers who oppose federalism. Philippine Congressmen …

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Mocha Uson Proves the Power of Faith (And How It Can Move Volcanoes)

Mocha Uson, the founder of Mocha Girls music group and current assistant secretary for social media under the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), unfortunately became the subject of jokes and memes for a reason that should put science and geography teachers all over the Philippines and even her alma mater (University of Santo Tomas or …

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