Tag Archives: Opinion

Valentine’s Day feature: Single’s Day: more than a day, a journey

February 14 – Valentine’s Day – is for the lovers as well as for the sorrowful who cannot handle being without a romance (or sex) part on such a day. The rest of the year belongs to people who appreciate their singleness. Singleness: Every day like no other Out of the 365 ¼ days of …

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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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How do you solve the Philippines’ traffic?

I am not speaking about new roads, new lines and coaches for the LRT and MRT, new overpasses and underpasses. They don’t seem to work. Why? Because Filipinos, as long as they have the money or can afford a loan, will always get vehicles. Even if they are poor, even if they live illegally in …

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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 World-Class Experts on Creating More Taxes (Additional Burden)

Word is out that Filipino politicians, many of them supporters of President Duterte, are all set to tax sugary drinks. While I am not against it (because I rarely consume sugar-sweetened beverages), I believe it is unnecessary at the moment. The Philippine government has yet to streamline its tax collection and run after big tax …

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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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The Electrification of Transportation: A Must

A green, eco-sustainable, and electric Philippines New administration coming. Anticipation for change is high, and people accustomed to the status quo feel their tension increasing. For the more than 16 million people who voted for the incoming president, we “non-voters” will be watching. We expect all of you to do your part for change, and …

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Politicians in the Philippines: It’s time to drag them to hell (Part 2)

(Second of two part. Read Politicians in the Philippines: It’s time to drag them to hell (Part 1) Filipino politicians should be punished People who have watched The Purge series are familiar with the concept of the purge: Kill to release the beast within. Purging is a cathartic way to release aggression, a better way …

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