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"As a matter of fact, while I hate to say it now, we have actually developed so little in the past few decades unlike many other Asian countries that have advanced into fully industrialized and efficient countries despite starting in the same boat as we have as a third-world country."
Part of the Pinoy Condition that encourages Filipinos to latch on to the wrong sides of arguments seriously undermines efforts to move forward.
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"If the neighbourhood toughie beats the shit out of you, you move on, get your PhD in Machine Learning, get that $200,000 a year job at Google then later come back to your home town and HIRE him to clean your toilet. Win-win, right?"
To get over their loser mentality, Filipinos need to reach for the stars rather than stare at their toes.
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"Filipinos are afraid about competing in the world market. But that is only because we have not been benchmarking. When we benchmark, we can have a target to shoot for. When we have a target, we can formulate a vision to aim for. When we have a vision, we have a destination to go to."
So long as Filipinos measure themselves against low standards, excellence and world-class competitiveness will elude them.
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"Asked by Tweetizen @ManuGaspar about how this presidential snub came down for them, here is what they had to say..."
Were Yellow activists Jim Paredes and Leah Navarro butthurt over a bald snub from President BS Aquino in his sixth and last SONA? Alamin!
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"Again, President Aquino proves just how juvenile he is by blaming the previous administrations for his troubles instead of finding solutions for them. I used to complain a lot too, I can admit to that, but I later on learned that wasting time whining and complaining squanders precious time that could be used for finding viable solutions instead."
The last SONA delivered by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to Congress was anticlimactic!
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"It was supposed to be a lion show, not a stand-up comedy. It wasn't funny, though, he has poisoned the well, so to speak, and the circus air is no longer the same — when lions cannot be lions."
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"The PCIJ article cites Focused Group Discussions as the basis for claiming that the poor vote is a thinking vote… Wow! Apparently, what I know about how poor people think after more than 4 decades of actually interacting with them on a daily basis doesn’t count for diddly squat."
You know what? I’d really like to call myself a political pundit or political analyst, but I know I am not. I’d like to kid myself now and then just because I think it’s funny as well as harmless anyway. We all play games with ourselves and being aware that one is yanking his or ...Read the Rest
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"President BS Aquino 3rd devoted most of the latter part of his windbaggery on Monday to individually thanking his Cabinet officials and many of his personal staff."
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"...keeping to the straight-and-narrow, which essentially means merely doing no wrong will only get you so far — perhaps only just enough to keep the Philippines falling further behind."
What the Philippines REALLY needs to philosophically embrace in order to get tot he top!
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"...your typical Pinoy politician doesn’t even seem to realize that the money they’re spending on lavish clothing and expensive food comes from the pocket of common Filipinos. None of them ever stop to wonder that the delicious lechon they’re eating was paid for by a starving old woman."
On display once again in this year's State of the Nation Address (SONA) are the unsavory traits that Filipinos are renowned for.
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"Unfortunately, this little detail seems to have been swept under the rug even as millions of Metro Manila commuters (and motorists alike) waste half their waking lives stuck in the infernal traffic jams the nation’s capital is world-renowned for."
DOTC Secretary Jun Abaya despite being in the spotlight for bungling major transport infrastructure projects remains the apple of President BS Aquino's eye.
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"What’s equally appalling about BS Aquino’s last SONA is his use of visual aids showing old scandals linked to the previous administration. He doesn’t care if the allegations against Arroyo have not been proven in court due to lack of evidence; he still wants to show she is 'guilty'."
The 6th and last State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President BS Aquino has come and gone, and Filipinos remain unimpressed.
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Get Real Philippines is a website that catalogues aspects of the character of Philippine society and culture that affect its ability to achieve what it aspires to be.