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The new Gwei Lo: China’s preposterous ‘nine-dotted line’ South China Sea claim

July 5, 2015

Gwei (鬼) means “ghost”. A lo (佬) is a regular guy, a chap or a bloke.  The term is a reference to skin color, as white skin is associated with ghosts. The term is sometimes translated into English as foreign devil. The term arose in the 16th century when European sailors appeared in …Read the Rest

Critical thinking can save the Philippines

Critical thinking can save the Philippines
July 4, 2015

University of the Philippines (UP) Professor Gerry Lanuza recently caused an uproar on social media when he was accused of …Read the Rest

The Philippines is an idiocracy, not a democracy: Happy Independence Day!

The Philippines is an idiocracy, not a democracy: Happy Independence Day!
July 3, 2015

What?? Good-versus-evil again?? Is this the only way Filipinos will ever regard their elections? It’s no wonder then that the …Read the Rest

Pinoy Culture and a Nation Gone Mad

Pinoy Culture and a Nation Gone Mad
July 3, 2015

“Insanity is repeating the same action while expecting a different result.” ~Albert Einstein During my days as a student nurse, …Read the Rest

“Natural” Talents and Pinoy Pride

“Natural” Talents and Pinoy Pride
July 3, 2015

I recently realized one thing about Filipino belief in Pinoy Pride. It is likely based on the idea of natural …Read the Rest

The Binay Debacle: Another Pathetic Attempt at Public Sympathy

The Binay Debacle: Another Pathetic Attempt at Public Sympathy
July 2, 2015

“If you have to look along the shaft of an arrow from the wrong end, if a man has you …Read the Rest

Everyone is fighting the Binay versus Aquino war except Binay and Aquino

Everyone is fighting the Binay versus Aquino war except Binay and Aquino
July 2, 2015

Shhh… we shouldn’t criticise Vice President Jejomar Binay because he’s got the goods on us. Perhaps this is what’s in …Read the Rest

Philippine VP Jejomar Binay arguing with the police: What is wrong with this scene?

Philippine VP Jejomar Binay arguing with the police: What is wrong with this scene?
July 1, 2015

There is something fundamentally wrong about an argument between a police officer and the Vice President of the Philippines. It’s …Read the Rest

Road Trains: Another Band-Aid Solution for the Country’s Skull Fracture

Road Trains: Another Band-Aid Solution for the Country’s Skull Fracture
June 30, 2015

Well, there’s no denying the fact that traffic has become one of the major problems this country faces. If one …Read the Rest

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