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Why Hong Kong’s #UmbrellaRevolution is unlikely to move Beijing

October 2, 2014

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has taken its all-too-familiar stand on the issue of unrest in Hong Kong remaining consistent with its standard approach to managing and negotiating issues of sovereignity over its territories. “I’d like to reiterate that Hong Kong is a special …Read the Rest

Police chief Alan Purisima in utter denial of the Philippines’ crooked police force

Police chief Alan Purisima in utter denial of the Philippines’ crooked police force
October 1, 2014

If it weren’t for all the “positive thinkers” that inhabit social media, one would see the reality for what it …Read the Rest

What Filipinos need to learn from Hong Kong’s #UmbrellaRevolution

What Filipinos need to learn from Hong Kong’s #UmbrellaRevolution
September 30, 2014

A lot of Filipinos have been following closely the massive pro-democracy protests that have rocked Hong Kong in recent days. …Read the Rest

Question to activists: After resorting to violence against Sec Butch Abad, what next?

Question to activists: After resorting to violence against Sec Butch Abad, what next?
September 28, 2014

I can understand the rage felt by those UP students who mobbed Department of Budget Management (DBM) Secretary Florencio ‘Butch’ …Read the Rest

Filipinos should address the Philippines’ negative image by fixing its problems

Filipinos should address the Philippines’ negative image by fixing its problems
September 26, 2014

Are Filipinos more concerned about projecting a positive image to the international community rather than finding a solution to the …Read the Rest

Climate change activism: mere farts in the wind

Climate change activism: mere farts in the wind
September 25, 2014

Another United Nations (UN) climate summit, another bunch of promises. Has the UN really been an effective body in efforts …Read the Rest

Kabadingan and kalaswaan in Philippine government

Kabadingan and kalaswaan in Philippine government
September 24, 2014

If there is anything that “fashion” show, The Naked Truth, organised by Filipino clothing brand Bench to showcase their underwear …Read the Rest

Wretched Philippine-style poverty is actually quite normal

Wretched Philippine-style poverty is actually quite normal
September 23, 2014

It doesn’t take much to remind Filipinos of their poverty. The problem, however, is that these reminders almost always have …Read the Rest

The futility of begging for foreign investment when your country sucks

The futility of begging for foreign investment when your country sucks
September 22, 2014

Recent events have, yet again, highlighted the embarrassing way with which Filipinos and the government they elected to lead them …Read the Rest

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