Category Archives: People are People

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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Jesus or Mammon: Of Christians and money

Love of money, not God, rules A few months ago, I found at church a New International Version (NIV) Bible, which is published and distributed by Touchlife Global Foundation (formerly Biblica). How could someone forget to take their Bible home after religious service? Being a “finders, keepers” person, I took it home. As you would …

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Of Mon Tulfo, Wanda Teo, Ben Tulfo, and Erwin Tulfo

‘Lazy’ and ‘slowpoke’: these were the words Duterte’s special envoy for public diplomacy to China Mon Tulfo used to describe Filipino construction workers. In doing so, he defended the influx of Chinese construction workers as well as illegal, undocumented foreign, particularly Chinese, workers. Most of these illegal, undocumented Chinese workers arrived as tourists and then …

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Open letter to Kuwaiti Instagram star Sondos Al Qattan

To Sondos Al Qattan, a blogger and social media influencer from the Persian Gulf nation of Kuwait, I hope you are in good health when you read this letter. I hope that it reaches you and that you really do read it and above all, reflect and repent after reading. I believe it must have …

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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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St Boniface and The Christmas Tree (an article by Steve Weidenkopf)

(Note: While looking for a Christmas topic to write about, I stumbled upon this article by Steve Weidenkopf on the Internet. Since I never knew about the origins of the Christmas Tree (holiday tree is another term) plus I always love to read stories about the origins of things, I read it. I am impressed …

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Miss Earth Angelia Ong, hurt by Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach’s win? My reaction

Miss Earth Angelia Ong overshadowed by Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach? I do not always write about beauty pageants or beauty queens, but when I do, I criticize whatever bullshit I could find regarding the topic matter. Months ago, I had written a post about my opposition to a tax exemption bill for Miss Universe Pia …

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Resigning, Not Retiring

Author’s Note: Much has been said and speculated about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. After much thinking, here is what I can say and think about. The title should have been read as “Resigning from position of power, not retiring from service”. I have come with the phrase upon reflecting on a certain news …

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