Tag Archive: Philippine

An Open Letter to Bertrand Rodriguez Jr who wrote an open letter to Thomas van Beersum who wrote an open letter to Joselito Sevilla

I applaud you for your patriotism. I can see that, even if geographically you are no longer in the Philippines, there is genuine concern on your part towards the welfare of your countrymen.… Continue reading

To the anti-squatters: Let them eat cake!

When the French queen Marie Antoinette was told that due to the increase in taxation the poor had been left starving, unable to buy even a loaf of bread, she had notoriously said,… Continue reading

Explaining “Torpe” to a Non-Filipino

Third in the series of trying to define non-translatable Filipino words to a non-speaker of the language. It may have a direct translation say to another romance language, but as for English, I… Continue reading

Why the Philippines is Not Gay-Friendly || Spoken Word

  Spoken Word poetry written for pride week in the Philippines.   Related articles Sham tolerance of LGBTs in PH (opinion.inquirer.net) What It’s Like To Be Gay In The Philippines (thoughtcatalog.com) Filipinos join… Continue reading

The Vice Ganda Joke No One Got

Netizens were abuzz the last couple of days due to a controversial comment comedian/drag queen Vice Ganda made during his “concert” when he joked that newsperson Jessica Soho has to be gang raped.… Continue reading

Saan kami lulugar? The Role of Filipino Expats in National Elections and Issues

Back in college, one of the common mantras I’ve heard from professors and students alike was that one of their pet peeves was Filipinos who go abroad and yet continue to write about… Continue reading