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Some Think #It’sMoreFuntoBash. I DISAGREE.

by Vicente Romano III – I don’t think it’s crab mentality. It’s just that, for many of us Filipinos, it’s more fun to bash than to build up. You see the new DOT slogan trending and creating a lot of positive buzz. You tell yourself, “this is too Read more »


By Dheza Marie Aguilar – When I left the Philippines in 2009, I was full of hatred at an inefficient bureaucratic system and desperate to be reunited with the man I love. When my parents brought me to the airport, I hurried my goodbyes, itching to step into the Read more »

New Year’s Eve: Prosperity And Good Fortune To All Mankind

MANILA, Philippines — The celebration of New Year’s Eve is the oldest of all holidays. It was observed in ancient Babylon four thousand years ago. The tradition of New Year’s resolutions goes all the way back to the year 153 B.C. With two faces, Janus could look back on Read more »

Second-class citizens

By: Oscar Franklin Tan – THIS Christmas season, thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will have had their constitutional rights violated at the world’s worst airport. I met Marc one Sunday evening at NAIA 1. He skipped dinner with his family, not wanting to risk a long Philippine Overseas Read more »

Noche Buena

Manila Bulletin Editorial – MANILA, Philippines — Christmas brings families together, with Jesus at the center, to celebrate love, share joyful moments, giving gifts, and strengthening relationships. Tonight, at the stroke of midnight, after their members have attended the Simbang Gabi (Christmas Eve Mass) and paid homage to the image Read more »

Is Filipino for stupid people?

How my sons lost their Tagalog: ‘Sulat kay’ James Soriano By: Benjamin Pimentel via Inquirer.net – (Editor’s Note: In the fourth week of “Buwan ng Wika” last month, an Ateneo senior wrote that Filipino was the language of the streets and that English was the language of learning and Read more »