Brexit and its possible implications

Yesterday was a truly historic moment for Britain and Europe when a referendum on whether the United Kingdom should leave the European Union resulted in a win for the leave camp, which got a 52% of the vote. Despite living in a country almost 10,000 kilometers (or 6,000 miles) away from the UK, we’re fullyContinue reading “Brexit and its possible implications”

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Taiwan-PH relations in 2016: A possible thawing?

There could be a potential thawing of relations between the Philippines and Taiwan this 2016, given the fact that both countries held presidential elections, won by Rodrigo Duterte and Tsai Ing-wen, respectively, and the overall situation in the region which was marked by increased Chinese activity in the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea, thus strainingContinue reading “Taiwan-PH relations in 2016: A possible thawing?”

Orlando Shooting Incident: My Take

Everybody is shocked when the news of an ISIS-inspired gunman went on a shooting spree at a night club taking 50 people dead with 53 injured, and this incident is dubbed as “the worst mass shooting incident in America’s history” and the “deadliest terrorist attacks on American soil” since 9-11. Before we continue, let weContinue reading “Orlando Shooting Incident: My Take”

Open letter to Americans

Dear Americans, It has been disappointing that the outcome of the primaries didn’t turn out the way we would have wanted to. You’re stuck with two disliked frontrunners, one because of his abrasive and unpredictable behavior (as well as controversial statements), and one because of her issues on credibility. Good thing Bernie isn’t giving up.Continue reading “Open letter to Americans”

”Aking adhika, makita kang sakdal laya”

“Ibon mang may layang lumipad kulungin mo at umiiyak, Bayan pa kayang sakdal dilag ang di magnasang makaalpas, Pilipinas kong minumutya, Pugad ang luha ko’t dalita, Aking adhika, makita kang sakdal laya” -Bayan Ko Ito ang mga titik mula sa makabayang awiting “Bayan Ko”. Baka pinagtataka ninyo bakit ito ang tema ng post na ito?Continue reading “”Aking adhika, makita kang sakdal laya””

IBC 13, sana pansinin niyo rin

Notice: Sana mapagtuunan din ito ng pansin dahil malaki ang papel na ginagampanan ng media sa paghubog sa ating pagka-Pilipino. Kagabi nakausap ko ang isa sa mga reporters ng government-sequestered IBC 13 na 30 taon nang naghihintay sa privatization. Marami na ang kanilang pinagdaanan, maraming palabas at artista ang nawala sa kanila, maraming beses nangContinue reading “IBC 13, sana pansinin niyo rin”

Finally! Pinansin na rin ang state media!

Pagkatapos umani ng iba’t ibang reaksyon ang mga komento ni President-elect Rodrigo Duterte ukol sa mga media killings noong May 31, 2016, na maging mitsa para manawagan ng boycott ang international organization na Reporters Without Borders sa PH media (na hindi sinunod ng KBP at NUJP), minabuti na lamang niya na idaan na lamang saContinue reading “Finally! Pinansin na rin ang state media!”