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"BS Aquino attempted to extend his Presidential term a few times in the past, something the Constitution does not allow. He kept floating the idea of the need to continue the 'gains' of his administration. But the idea quickly drew flak from both his critics and some of his own supporters who thought he has become too full of himself."
Daang Matuwid. What the hell does it mean? Its literal translation in English is “straight path”. Without any context, it does not make a lot of sense. Straight path to what, exactly? However, its ambiguity helped launch the Presidency of a non-performing lawmaker Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III back in 2010. A lot of people ...Read the Rest
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"Local authorities were sent to help the poor creature return to the sea but, before they could get there, it seems that a bunch of dumb locals had busied themselves with slaughtering the innocent dolphin."
I’ve already written an article similar to this but I’m putting this up again because some of us really need to know what’s happening in our sad little country. Just to refresh your memory, here’s the video in question again so you’ll have a better idea why I’m really upset right now. Apparently, a rare ...Read the Rest
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"Sige, sabihin na nga natin na maliit lang na balat ng kendi ang inyong tinapon. Ang nakakatakot, pag nagkaipon-ipon iyan sa mga kanal, maari itong magdulot ng pagbabara na siya namang sanhi ng pagbabaha pag tag-ulan."
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Hay naku, heto na naman, nagta-Tagalog na naman ako. Sa totoo lang kaya ko lang naman napiling mag-Tagalog ngayon ay dahil kailangan kong ilinaw ng maigi ang mga kailangan kong sabihin. Gusto ko itong i-Tagalog para wala kayong dahilan para sabihing: “Hindi namin maintindihan dahil English!” Alam niyo kasi iyan ang hirap sa inyo e. ...Read the Rest
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"Anyone can implement Duterte-style justice in their own backyard. The question is, does it point in the same direction your personal ethical compass does?"
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"Mar Roxas selectively respects deviant lifestyles on the basis of whether or not he has personal or filial relationships with the 'offending' parties."
Liberal Party candidate Mar Roxas is certainly in the habit of making not only unfounded statements, but incomplete ones. On his televised interview with veteran journalist Mel Tiangco, Roxas bared his opposition to legalising divorce and same-sex marriage. Although he quoted some cliché platitude about the family being the foundation of society to substantiate his ...Read the Rest
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"Soliman admitted, however, that the level of coordination and collaboration involved in such government operations is 'fired up' during international events like these when there are foreign dignitaries visiting."
Al Jazeera features in its ‘People and Power’ programme the video clip Begging for Life, a look into the lives of street children who make a living begging on the streets of Manila. The video is noteworthy because it captured eyewitness accounts of the roundup of street urchins conducted by the Philippine government in and ...Read the Rest
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"4 million American people coming into being annually versus 10,000 Syrian refugees being admitted to the US every year. I wouldn’t be putting good money on a bet that 'the next Steve Jobs' would be coming from the latter."
Will ‘the next Steve Jobs’ carry the DNA of a Syrian refugee? Maybe he will. Then again, maybe he won’t. Tossing a coin won’t really settle that question — because the outcome of a toin coss is a 50-50 proposition. The reality is that “the next Steve Jobs” descending from the DNA of a bunch ...Read the Rest
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I agree. Steve had a Syrian father, but that fellow, Jandali, came to US by plane, not by boat along with the other Syrians. Jandali came when Syria was still wealthy and not a dump like it is now. Jandali left Steve's biological mother pregnant out of wedlock. And Steve Jobs' love for and excellence in design was from participating in his adoptive father, Paul's machine shop.
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"For Filipinos to be part of the 21st Century economy, they will have to acquire a culture of starting things, venturing into the unknown, and solving problems using innovativesolutions."
When the term ‘self sufficiency’ is mentioned, what often comes to mind is food. On that alone, self-sufficiency in terms of food is already a big issue in the Philippines. The Philippines is the world’s biggest importer of rice and is a major market in the region for the agricultural exports of many countries. The ...Read the Rest
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"...what many Pinoys fail to realize is that evil is simply stupidity. That’s right, evil, when stripped of all its glamour, mystery and seductions, it’s just stupidity plain and simple."
Evil, a word most of us is probably familiar with. If I were to ask people to draw their idea of the embodiment of evil, they will more likely than not just draw a big red guy with horns or anything similarly demonic. However, I strongly doubt many of us would ever draw ourselves. Indeed, ...Read the Rest
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"The more money flows to the top segment – the people behind the biggest conglomerates and holding companies – the less is available for entrepreneurial development and job creation within the growing middle class."
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"Why then should Filipinos continue to even consider Mar Roxas as an option? All he does is mouth mere platitudes. Beyond that he commits to nothing."
Generations of Filipino politicians have paid lip service to the idea that Filipinos deserve an egalitarian society and that the it is unjust that vast wealth be in the hands of so few. It has become a template campaign promise during election season for politicians to issue promises to “eliminate poverty” and dismantle the monopoly ...Read the Rest
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"When it comes to blogging, when you criticize a given aspect of society, typical Pinoys will immediately brand you as a 'hater'. They assume that you are attacking them directly instead of simply calling them out on their bad behavior."
“No one cared who I was until I put on the mask.” ~Bane, The Dark Knight Rises “So why the mask?” Some of my friends ask me. Why do I write under a false name? Why do I hide behind the identity of an undead armored corpse? Indeed, Fallen Angel has even written an article here about ...Read the Rest
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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.