The truths every Filipino should know…

Today, I will write a manifesto. I’d like to correct the perception that my generation is apathetic to the state of the nation. Issues of policy, of poverty, of the national economy—all these are supposedly beyond the scope of our interest. It is not true, but such is our inexperience that we look toward the obvious superiority of our elders to determine how to go about our lives, to set our moral and ethical standards, to fix upon our minds the path of truth and virtue in a society in constant battle with sin.
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Apr 25, 2009 under Elections, Youth | no comment

The Failon incident

I do not know Ted Failon. In the interest of full disclosure, I am a producer for the ABS-CBN News Channel, although I have never personally met the “TV Patrol” anchor.

I write this as someone who was riding home in a taxicab listening to reporters talk about evidence and paraffin tests and an investigation of “the incident” at Ted Failon’s house, not knowing what the incident was.
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Apr 18, 2009 under General | 1 comment

Servants

On March 27, 2009, former BBC broadcaster and Chinese columnist Chip Tsao wrote a column titled “The war at home” for a Hong Kong magazine. Tsao called it a satire, and said that the Filipinos had no chance of claiming a stake on the Spratly Islands for as long as the Chinese people – himself included – could hold hostage the thousands of Filipina domestic workers working overseas. “There are more than 130,000 Filipina maids working at $3,580-a-month cheap labor in Hong Kong. As a nation of servants, you don’t flex your muscles at your master, from whom you earn most of your bread and butter.”
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Apr 11, 2009 under General | no comment