Category Archives: Opinion

Health Secretary Francisco Duque: Overworked, overstressed, and under fire

The Philippine government is really running quite a circus and comedy bar amid the COVID-19 pandemic. I think Health Secretary Francisco Duque III is currently the most overworked and overstressed official in the upper echelons of the Philippine government. Secretary Duque is more overworked and more stressed out than Duterte’s favorite boys Bong Go (who, …

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Is the Government Slow? Go Ahead, Don’t Wait For It

(Plus, if the government is always late, don’t be like them. Do always come on time.) I don’t mind if the Duterte administration shuts down the country’s largest TV network ABS-CBN for good as long as the politicians, particularly those allied with the so-called best president in the solar system, don’t use the network’s franchise, …

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To the Philippine Government, thank you for the money in the pandemic

By the time I posted this, you, dear readers, should have already received any of the following cash assistance, as well as food relief packs, during the pandemic: Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBWS). Initiated by the Department of Finance (DOF), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), and Social Security System (SSS), a monthly cash assistance from …

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About financial scams in the Philippines

Avoid financial scam, stay away from scammers Many people know the Philippines is a country abundant with natural resources and wonderful, postcard-worthy attractions. Only a few people know – and do seem to care – that we are a nation flowing with political dynasties and financial scams. (Too bad we Filipinos keep electing the wrong …

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Chinese goodwill in the time of novel coronavirus

The 2019 novel coronavirus, our common enemy There is a time to bash or rather curse China for its occupation of islands and islets claimed or owned by Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia in the South China Sea. There is a time to become suspicious about the financial aid China offers to the Philippines and …

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Pray for China! Pray for Wuhan City, Hubei Province!

Novel coronavirus, now a global health emergency As of this writing, there has been reported 9,843 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), also known as the Wuhan coronavirus and 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease. The bulk of the confirmed cases are reported in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. There are …

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Of Duterte, Quiboloy, and KAPA

Disclaimer: I wrote this blog post not to defend KAPA Community Ministry International, Inc. a religious organization that is involved in a Ponzi scheme. Philippine political and religious realities In Philippine politics, the leaders, especially those belonging to political dynasties and large prominent rich families, wear rose-colored glasses, occupy heavenly thrones, and believe they are …

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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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