The RHB Debate Rages!


Planned Parenthood Inc., (PPI) in the U.S. A. gestated under the very concept outlined in the Reproductive Health Bill (RHB): to address maternal health, poor sexual education among Filipinos and uncontrolled childbirth. PPI is now the number one abortion provider in the U.S. RHB is a ‘Trojan’ horse that will morph into a full-pledge PPI once approved in…

Col. Mariano Must Have A Retinue of Rich Clientele!


“The devil can cite the Scripture for his purpose.” (Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice). It was in the case of  Navy Colonel Generoso Mariano, who wanted President Noynoy Aquino replaced through extra-constitutional process by quoting the near “scriptural bidding”  of Rizal: “If we have had bad leaders  today and in the past , it is not the…

Looking For A Pair of Adidas Instead of “Ang Tibay” Shoes


This is an excerpt from Chapter 18, Building Ties with Thailand, the Philippines, and Brunei, of Lee Kuan Yew’s Book, “From Third World To First” which I copied from the blogsite of AntiPinoy.com.  AP offers this  as a bible for Filipino administrators/politicians which only highlights  our favorable disposition towards viewpoints that are foreign when the…

‘Mass’, The Novel


 “MASS”  is a novel written in 1976 by F. Sionil Jose which won the    1980  ‘Ramon Magsasay’s  Journalism, Literature and Creative Communicattion Arts’ Award.  The title, contrary to what it connotes, is not about a religious Sunday ritual which one can easily disrupt to highlight his displeasure against the church. It is  mass as in…

RHB, The Rich’s Perpetual Swindle Against the Poor!


 The country was poor during the Spanish colonial years; during the Japanese war; immediately thereafter;  and years after she has achieved independence from the Americans in 1946.  The recorded population of the country in 1941 was 17 million and it did not balloon to a staggering 98 million until 2010. It is a myth to…

The Anti-Pinoy “Rip-Off”


“If I’d written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people—including me—would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.” ( Hunter Thompson, 1937 – 2005 U.S. writer and journalist). The Anti-Pinoy is a blog site which is…

Filipino Voices About To Write #30


   Filipino Voices,  is in disarray if not dead.  What used to be a collective voice of well-minded Filipinos embracing the new media and the digital space is now hobbled on a sickbed about to fold. Nick Cugtas owns the blog and for  a couple of years or three, it has attracted a power-pack writers that…