Down with the Plastics!

We are pleasantly surprised when the Government of Makati announced that plastic bags are no longer allowed in all businesses in Makati, the so-called Central Business District of the country and where we were born and raised. From Inquirer.net Makati City goes after plastic ban violators By NiƱa P. Calleja Philippine Daily Inquirer Several market …

A new dawn begins today

At least for my country, the Philippines. Today was the day when the 15th President of the Republic, Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III, was sworn into office. The new president used to be a succession of of: The only son of democracy icon Ninoy Aquino and former President Cory Aquino... The older brother of media …

Suffrage

The Philippine elections can be best described in one perfect phrase: a freak show of ginormous proportions. But considering that for most of the year, or for most of 6 years Filipinos have been under the whims and the masochistic powers of these crazy politicos, this one particular day is the only opportunity we have …

Similarly Different

This is a brilliant, ORIGINAL take on a candidate's view for the future of the Philippines: Or is it? Note that Villar and the Argentinian presidential candidate Lopez Murphy had a common denominator: Villar's agency was Santiago/Puno/Mangada/TBWA, while Murphy's ad was by SAVAGLIO/TBWA Argentina. Murphy's "TRUTH" ad won the silver lion during the 2006 Cannes …

A month to go, with still no one to vote for…

...the upcoming elections is probably the hardest when it comes to choosing the candidates whom you'd give your vote for. Maybe it's because Filipinos have gotten tired of believing the same old crap and half-truths usually spawned by local politicians. They are now more careful, more aloof and reserved--a choice they'd rather make, than freely …

Next time, stop being magnanimous on TV…

In this second video post, Loren' answers were almost the same with Mar's? What gives, huh? The best thing about ABS-CBN's "Harapan" was that Filipinos were able to see these politicos apart from the leering questionable people that they really are. Minus the annoying political ads and the jingle that sticks in your head, these …

Is it too much to expect…

...for a more respectable-looking President? ...someone who wouldn't kiss ass to a well-known boxer just to gain "pogi points" for the election ...someone more trust worthy? ...someone who wouldn't push you to near paranoia, with thoughts like "failure of election" and "military junta"? Is it too much to ask for a better leader?

“Why I will vote for Noynoy” — as written by someone claiming to be Winnie Monsod

Barely two months before the national elections, and I have yet to come up with my choices for the highest positions in the land. Truth be told, I have grown tired of voting and being stuck with hungry, corrupt politicians every six years or so. It really damages my love for my country and the …

Vote Ara Mina for Councilor…!

...and watch precious tax-payers money go down the drain. Hesusko Ara, if I am running for public office--magre-review naman ako! This is the exact reason why it's frightening to exist in the same country with "soon-to-be-showbiz-has-beens", you'll never know what the hell they will do (LIKE RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE, FOR EXAMPLE?) No need for …